Hurricane Irma Saturday Evening Update

Hurricane Irma continues to churn through the central Atlantic Ocean.  It’s currently about 2,000 miles to the southeast of Providence and many days from potentially impacting the United States.  With that said, it is important for everyone to keep a very close eye on Irma’s westward progress over the next 7-10 days. On Saturday, Irma fluctuated between a Category 2 and 3 storm as it moved westward.  At times, the eye became obscured, something called central dense overcast or CDO.  This is a process where clouds obscure the eye due to the development of an eyewall.  Fluctuations in intensity are…