Here are 7 maps showing how Hurricane Irma is growing into a Category 4 storm — and could get larger
Hurricane Irma may reach Category 4 status tonight as long-range models continue to show the storm threatening the eastern seaboard.
“Irma is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale,” the National Hurricane Center explained. Maximum sustained winds are 120 miles per hour.
Different models diverge widely on where the hurricane may strike landfall — a reminder of the unreliability of forecasting this far out.
— HurricaneTracker App (@hurrtrackerapp) September 1, 2017
— Glenn Richards (@FOX35Glenn) September 2, 2017
— Jackson Dill (@Jackson_Dill) September 1, 2017
— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) September 1, 2017
— Michael Ventrice (@MJVentrice) August 31, 2017
Hurricane Irma poised to rapidly intensify into a major storm up to Category 5. Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico should monitor. pic.twitter.com/UxJTUSYti2
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) August 31, 2017
Ok who wrote the model where Cat5 Hurricane Irma specifically destroys D.C.? pic.twitter.com/z0twolb9TL
— Ben Sawyer (@bensawyer) August 31, 2017