Irene strengthens to a major hurricaneOriginally posted at 2115 UTC Aug 24 - last edited August 31 (no content changes)As stated yesterday while commenting on the main blog, the biggest threat for Hispanola was after Irene's center lifted north of the Windward Passage (area of ocean between Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica). Today, that famous "SW dry slot" that was weakening Irene is now over water, pushing convection into much of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. A persist...
Updated: 1:34 PM GMT on August 31, 2011
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