How big is Irma? Let's do some comparisons
Truly, how big is Irma at this point? It’s over 400 miles in length and width. It’sbigger than the size of Wisconsin. It’s so big, it fits inside of Wisconsin, encompasses Chicago, parts of Minneapolis-St Paul, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and portions of Iowa.
How large is the eye of the hurricane? The eye itself is almost 30 miles wide. If the eye was over Milwaukee, it would also be over most of the metro, andas far west as Oconomowoc.
The winds have been measuredconstantly at 185 miles per hour. If it doesn’t strengthen anymore, this will go down as the second strongest Atlantic hurricane, and the strongest outside of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
All eyes are on the path of the hurricane. It was trending west the last two days. Now, it is trending a little farther east. It does look like it could make landfall on Florida by late this weekend.