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1 October 2016
Hurricane Matthew Becomes First Cat 5 in Atlantic Basin in 9 years
There is big trouble brewing for Jamaica, and Cuba. Then the Bahamas. Matthew reached Cat 5 status tonight with winds of 160 mph near the center. A Hurricane Watch is now posted for Jamaica and while the guidance is still uncertain beyond 96 hours, a right turn with a hit on Jamaica is very likely. The depth of the unusually warm water near the storm, and the lack of shear, …