Skip to comments.Hurricane Matthew strengthens to Category 5, due to hit Jamaica Monday
Posted on 10/01/2016 2:11:55 AM PDT by ARGLOCKGUY
Hurricane Matthew grew into a powerful Category 5 storm late Friday as it crossed the Caribbean Sea on a course that could have it pounding Jamaica within days.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center called it the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic since Felix in 2007.
Matthew's center was projected to reach Jamaica on Monday. Evan Thompson, director of the National Meteorological Service, said the first effects of the storm may be felt as early as Saturday.
"We do consider it serious," Thompson said. "We are all on high alert."
It’s Felix the Category 5.
Trump’s fault, of course.
A potentially new opportunity for the Clinton Foundation to move in and “help” Jamaica. The State department can award tons of aid money. Does Kerry have a foundation, I think his daughter does. Beware the grifters.
Not to worry. The Clinton Foundation will be there in the aftermath at Jamaica to pick up the pieces. /s
Something more serious to consider is it headed for an almost direct hit on Gitmo. The projected path is just west of the bay so the worst part of the storm will hit Gitmo as it is projected right now. Pray for our troops, nevermnd the uninvited guests.
No worries. The Clinton Foundation will be there to help.
I hope this monster veers far east. Even with that, it seems chaos might happen.
If this one gets into the gulf, I may have to put the top up on my Jeep.
My thoughts exactly.
Since it’s October, hurricane season is about over. We get the big ones in August and September.
CAT 5 Hurricane Hugo 1989 in Puerto Rico
Forward speed slowing down a bit, perhaps the start of a northern turn (Still has a slight WSW direction), cone has widen a bit for the 5 day forecast.
Jamaica on “High Alert” made my teenage nephew laugh like Beavis...took me another minute to get the ganja joke and another minute to ask him how he got it in the first place!
It’s unusual to have a hurricane this far south in the Caribbean.
Republicans/Trump/Globull Warming blaming starts in 3 2 1...
Yeah, mon. : )
Since its October, hurricane season is about over. We get the big ones in August and September.
Hugo was around October 8, 1990. Destroyed half the roofs in S. Carolina and went as far inland as Charlotte, NC.
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