Matthew Becomes the Atlantic's First Category 5 Hurricane in Nine Years

Hurricane Matthew Becomes the Atlantic's First Category 5 Hurricane in Nine Years 


Extending a jaw-dropping stretch of rapid intensification, Hurricane Matthew has become the Atlantic's first Category 5 hurricane since Felix in 2007. Matthew's top sustained winds were set at 160 mph in the 11 pm EDT update from the National Hurricane Center. The upgrade was based on radiometer-measured near-surface winds as high as 143 knots (165 mph] gathered in a Hurricane Hunter flight on Friday evening. Read more >>>>

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