“Irma has become a remarkable typhoon,” the National Hurricane Center said Thursday, noting the quick increase. “This is an impressive 50 knot (58 miles per hour) boost from yesterday at this time.”
Cyclone Harvey went through rapid climax simply before it made landfall late last Friday, enhancing rapidly from a hurricane into a Category 4 hurricane when it moved onshore near Corpus Christi, Texas.
Typhoon kryptonite not in the mix
Irma is a classic “Cape Verde cyclone,” a kind of hurricane that forms in the far eastern Atlantic, near the Cape Verde Islands (now referred to as the Cabo Verde Islands), then tracks all the way throughout the Atlantic. Cape Verde storms often end up being some of the biggest and most intense hurricanes. Examples are Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Floyd, and Hurricane Ivan.
Hurricane Irma is forecast to continue to enhance as it moves westward over the next five days, and the official projection from the National Hurricane Center puts an unsafe Category 4 Hurricane Irma on the doorstep of the Caribbean by the end of the five-day forecast on Wednesday.
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