Friday, September 1, 2017

Powerful Hurricane Irma haunts the open Atlantic as forecasters try to discern it's path

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Hurricane Irma is only about 24 hours old, but it's already proving to be an unusual and worrying storm. 

Having rapidly intensified from a tropical storm early Thursday into a Category 3 "major" hurricane about 12 hours later, Irma continues to move westward over the open ocean between the Leeward Islands and Africa. It is now just one of a few hurricanes in modern history to intensify so quickly that far east in the Atlantic.

Computer models are insistent that the storm will remain a force to be reckoned with during its long journey westward, as it follows steering currents around a sprawling area of high pressure parked over the northwest Atlantic.  Read more...

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