After our nation was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey, a new storm has decided to make its way over. Irma is currently a category 3 storm that is maintaining winds of 115 miles per hour, stated the latest National Hurricane Center (NHC) update.
Reports are suggesting it will be a massive category 5 storm; winds potentially reaching 180mph or worse
Right now Irma’s course is moving west or northwest and is currently in the dead center of the Atlantic Ocean. The NHC are saying that this storm is an ‘impressive’ hurricane. With the windspeed nearly doubling in just a day’s time, a drastic anomalous rate, the hurricane’s eyewall convention is intense around a small eye.
According to MSN: “Whatever its future path, forecasters said Irma is still expected to be a major hurricane when it nears the Lesser Antilles next week. Some islands could see dangerous wind, storm surge and heavy rain, they said.
If Irma reaches Florida, it could take at least 10 days, a long time to predict tracks with any certainty, said former hurricane center director Rick Knabb, now a hurricane expert at the Weather Channel.”
The Caribbean is projected to get hit by the storm sometime middle of next week. But the path is uncertain as longer term models are varying and suggesting it will hit US, either in Florida or the Gulf of Mexico again.