Quote: "I'm also not seeing how the blocking features will create such a sharp turn to the north like the models are plotting...that is unless Irma slows way down. I just can't see how 175 mph hurricane travelling WNW @ 16 mph will just turn to the north like that. " -Matt
Agree. Given the historic intensity of this hurricane, the westward "inertia" in track since becoming a major a week ago, and the latitude of the weather features that are forecast to exert increasing influence in 48-72hr, the "turn" may be more of a "bend".
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