Irma Turning Into Monster Hurricane: "Highest Windspeed Forecasts I've Ever Seen"

Tyler Durden's picture

Hurricane Irma continues to strengthen much faster than pretty much any computer model predicted as of yesterday or even this morning.  Per the National Hurricane Center's (NHC) latest update, Irma is currently a Cat-3 storm with sustained winds of 115 mph but is expected to strengthen to a devastating Cat-5 with winds that could top out at 180 mph or more.  Here is the latest from the NHC as of 5PM EST:

Irma has become an impressive hurricane with intense eyewall convection surrounding a small eye.  Satellite estimates continue to rapidly rise, and the Dvorak classifications from both TAFB & SAB support an initial wind speed of 100 kt.  This is a remarkable 50-kt increase from yesterday at this time.


Irma continues moving west-northwestward, now at about 10 kt. There has been no change to the forecast philosophy, with the hurricane likely to turn westward and west-southwestward over the next few days due to a building ridge over the central Atlantic.  At long range, however, model guidance is not in good agreement on the strength of the ridge, resulting in some significant north-south differences in the global models.  I am inclined to stay on the southwestern side of the model guidance, given the rather consistent forecasts of the ECMWF and its ensemble.  In addition, the strongest members of the recent ensembles are on the southern side on the consensus, giving some confidence in that approach.



INIT  31/2100Z 17.3N  34.8W  100 KT 115 MPH

12H  01/0600Z 17.8N  36.2W  105 KT 120 MPH

24H  01/1800Z 18.2N  38.3W  105 KT 120 MPH

36H  02/0600Z 18.3N  40.7W  105 KT 120 MPH

48H  02/1800Z 17.9N  42.9W  105 KT 120 MPH

72H  03/1800Z 16.8N  47.5W  110 KT 125 MPH

96H  04/1800Z 16.0N  52.0W  115 KT 130 MPH

120H  05/1800Z 16.5N  56.5W  120 KT 140 MPH

As of now, Irma remains in the far eastern Atlantic ocean and is moving west at roughly 11.5 mph.  Based on current projections, the storm will make its first landfall in the eastern Caribbean sometime toward the middle of next week.


Longer term computer models still vary widely but suggest that Irma will make landfall in the U.S. either in the Gulf of Mexico or Florida.  Meteorological Scientist Michael Ventrice of the Weather Channel is forecasting windspeeds of up to 180 mph, which he described as the "highest windspeed forecasts I've ever seen in my 10 yrs of Atlantic hurricane forecasting."

In a separate tweet, Ventrice had the following troubling comment: "Wow, a number of ECMWF EPS members show a maximum-sustained windspeed of 180+mph for #Irma, rivaling Hurricane #Allen (1980) for record wind"

The Weather Channel meteorologist also calculated the odds for a landfall along the eastern seaboard at 30%.

Meanwhile, the Weather Channel has the "most likely" path of Irma passing directly over Antigua, Puerto Rico and Domincan Republic toward the middle of next week.

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Silver Savior's picture

So how did they artificially spawn this one?

Basilian's picture

The storm in the Phillipines was over 200mph -- what is wrong with this person?

Freedumb's picture

He specifically says 10 years of Atlantic hurricane forecasting

silverer's picture

The person is OK. The winds are building high prematurely at this stage. It will be likely stronger, as they say. 260 MPH winds are pretty high. Hard to piss into the wind, I'm told.

JailBanksters's picture

Looks like a Giant Sperm is going to attack the USSA


dogismycopilot's picture

Dear God, is it too much to ask that you send this storm straight into Washington DC and put those wicked people who worship and sacrifice to Molech under 20 feet of water?

Sugarcandy Mountain's picture

How about 666 inches (55.5 ft) of water? You know how these fuckers love their numerological symbolism.

JimmyRainbow's picture

it will be so strong that it sucks up soil like water ...... look at the gulf of mexico, that was all sucked out by prehistoric dino-hurricans. now they are back ....

White Devil's picture

I want a pound of whatever you are currently smoking.

runnymede's picture

Goldman will be selling new 8% 100 year Puerto Rico hurricane repair bonds. CALPERS is going all in. Gotta make up for lost time. 

ArtificalDuality's picture

Please read my comments here:

Irma and Harvey are geo-engineered (through use of man made terra-scale tech projects). And those behind the keyboards of the control devices need to be stopped. These events are off-chart, off the norms as is noted by many people.

They follow a by-design intelligeble pattern. Like they're being steered and swept up. When it starts there at Africa, it has a rather long track of picking up water as it's guided to Texas. Normally they don't spawn all the way out there, being swept up so fast.

All the data accumulated in the global climate debate is used to create models that intelligent computer programs then use to calculate the "operation program" for the weather devices. Realtime sattelite monitoring feeds the program its perception for controlling the hurricane(s). The knowledge is that far now, a climate model well enough to understand how earth's dynamic atmosphere 'works' (because the climate data is in essence recorded dynamic atmosphere data) and use that knowledge to do nefarious things like whipping up a hurricane and have it go somewhere to cause destruction, fitting to the hidden narrative.

The folk at Davos had been telling about a year of natural disasters already, basically fessing up they were going to engage in weather warfare as part of pushing an agenda.

Criminals conspire, and that is no theory. Ask your nearest pet mobster.

Fake Trump's picture

The total eclipse was the cause. Total eclipse means total disaster in America. Can Trump manage the situation?

silverer's picture

Call Superman, reverse the eclipse.

SadhakaPadma's picture

end of american fantastic work by John

OutWithLibs's picture

You mean like Harold Camping that predicted the world would end May 21, 2011? I'll believe what the Man upstairs says, not some self proclaimed nostradomous of the 21st century.

Expat's picture

Who lives upstairs from you? Neal Degrasse Tyson?  Stephen Hawking?  What does he say?

silverer's picture

When the hurricanes get particularly vicious, only palm trees can survive those high winds. Everything else ends up in a shredder or a landfill.

Truthseeker20's picture

If it goes into texas again, then you know it is geo engineered. They need you to buy the UN climate change agenda. Just look up and see the chem trails. Compare that to planes at airports who dont make chemtails.

SadhakaPadma's picture

if unnatural natural disasters devastate whole USA you will prove yourself wrong? and apologize? read what is coming next on

Sugarcandy Mountain's picture

Just look up and see the chem trails.

I hear ya, although most people don't want to know. To the folks who don't buy into the well-documented fact that geoengineering is an ongoing conspiracy, how do you explain the state of the skies today with the criss-crossing patterns that could only be man-made? How do you explain away persistant contrails? I lived on a flight path as a kid and never once saw such things in the skies. When I returned home to the UK last year to visit friends and family, these things were everywhere.

What is the new cloud type Homogenitus? -

Dane Wigington's youtube channel -

moorewasthebestbond's picture

This isn't pre-crime.


It's pre-weather!


Happy September BITCHEZ!

vietnamvet's picture

Okay Trumptards, get a firm grip on your skull so it doesn't explode after being triggered by some hard facts: science is by definition conservative, and the computer models developed to forecast global climate are too conservative!

That's right, those models understate the severity and rapidity of global climate change.  The reason is quite simple, the models fail to take into account the positive feedback loops which are now occurring, as positive feedback loops lead rapidly to chaos in the model ... and in the real world.

Say bye bye dumb fucking human species.

Jack Oliver's picture

You know nothing about the targeted frequency heating of the 'jet stream' - 'resonant frequency ' pushback causing earthquakes - in fact you know FUCK ALL about physics in general !!!

Russia knows what they are doing - so does China !!

Turkey has been hit by recent earthquakes and actually blamed them on US ' geo - engineering'

Everybody FUCKING knows !!

Look at the Arctic ice receding rapidly since HAARP was installed !!

There is 3x as much OIL under the Arctic ice as there is the the ME !!

'Frequency' heats your food in a microwave ( but you can't see it actually FUCKING doing it ) the same principle is being used to heat the Ionosphere - reflecting onto the Arctic ice and FUCKING melting it !!!

Frequency is also being used to heat the 'jetstream' causing hurricanes and floods - but hey !! - bury your head in the FUCKING sand or alternatively - find out for yourself !!

Get an education and follow the money !

Expat's picture

"frequency" is used in a microwave oven?  A bit like saying frequency is used to make pizza.  Yes, it is.  And pizza has a frequency.

but you're off your meds.  Go back to the institute.  The night watch will let you back in and give you your feel good "candies".


Tiwin's picture

Lotsa peeps missed their PM candies

pparalegal's picture

All that 40 years of geoengineering and aluminum/ barium seeding is finally paying off.

DemandSider's picture

You'd better tell liberal Canadian Prime Mister Trudeau about that:

Justin Trudeau Approves Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Expansion in Canada


Oh my God, the liberals in France are doing it, too!

"European energy giant Total is buying oil from the Russian Arctic, despite its promise not to drill in the region."

"The French firm has struck a new long-term deal with Gazpromneft, subsidiary of Russian state-owned Gazprom, that will see it receive up to 12 large cargoes of Arctic oil this year, according to an Argus release."


Et tu, socialist Norway, et tu?


Statoil To Invest $2.34B In Norwegian Offshore Projects


Expat's picture

Nonsense!  If climate change were real, it would be mentioned in the Bible.  Where does the Bible talk about flooding, or rain, or rivers overflowing, or incredible heat?  Hold on a sec....

Never mind.  Carry on.

Horse Pizzle's picture

I'd pay money to see it hit Baltimore at 260 mph.

OutWithLibs's picture

Too bad Detroit isn't situated somewhere near Atlanta

Maestro Maestro's picture

You abominable Americans,

You wanted Armageddon in the Middle East to satisfy your stupid sadistic fantasies?

You're gonna get it good and hard at home 'till you beg for mercy.


Maestro Maestro's picture

USA=Israel=ISIS=Saudi Wahhabi Sunni Muslim terrorists

You Americans and Jews do the sword dance with the Saudi Muslim terrorists while they crucify young men for refusing Islam and stone women to death for having had sex. And you Americans claim to be a Christian Nation (of course, except for the CIA scum).

Never forget:

America and the Americans are THE abomination.

Maestro Maestro's picture


All you abominable Americans are one thing: shit (in the nonbiological sense)

DemandSider's picture

"You wanted Armageddon in the Middle East to satisfy your stupid sadistic fantasies?"

Actually, most of the readers on this site see war in The M.E as wasteful, barbaric, and stupid. Only the really evil enjoy war:



Maestro Maestro's picture

Americans say a lot of things which do not mesh with their actions.
Anybody who takes Americans seriously (CIA, KKK and Snowflakes confounded) is a fool.

Fuck the Americans. (In the derogatory sense of course. I cringe at the thought of actually having sexual intercourse with an American female.)

DemandSider's picture
The Threat of Libya’s Oil and Gold to French Interests


You should read that.

Twee Surgeon's picture

Clearly, you have not read THEE book. It is written and you might be right fucked. Change your ways or else.

Maestro Maestro's picture

USA=Israel=ISIS=Saudi Wahhabi Sunni Muslim terrorists

You Americans and Jews do the sword dance with the Saudi Muslim terrorists while they crucify young men for refusing Islam and stone women to death for having had sex. And you Americans claim to be a Christian Nation (of course, except for the CIA scum).

Never forget:

America and the Americans are THE abomination.

SuperChicken1138's picture

You're gonna get it good and hard at home 'till you beg for mercy.    you scare your goat when you talk like that.   


Maestro Maestro's picture

I curse you all. May the universe violate your very soul with all the pain and suffering you have inflicted on human beings--which you abominable Americans are not.

YourAverageJoe's picture

Your ass needs to be violated with an American flagpole.

Maestro Maestro's picture

Just gave me an idea for an excellent commercial product: toilet paper with American flags printed on it.

Thanks for potentially making me a billionaire.


SadhakaPadma's picture

Irma Target...maLargo Florida awaken Trump into climate change reality.

NickPeeMe's picture

Nothing awakings an idiot like Trump.

NickPeeMe's picture

Nothing awakings an idiot like Trump.

DemandSider's picture

It'd better hit Canada after liberal Trudeau approved the new lipeline through western Canadian mountains for his tar sands oil exports.

White Devil's picture

We are almost at the point now where everything belongs to a small minority and we are just serfs slumming it on our collective overload's land. Given enough time, money and power is inevitably concentrated by the minority who is able to game the system. Most of the property damaged in the hurricane is rental property. Fuck those slumlords.