So reports CBS News. Irma's winds are up to 185 mph right now, but it keeps growing: "If it stays on the forecast track and reaches the Florida Straits, the water there is warm enough that the already 'intense' storm could become much worse with wind speeds potentially reaching 225 mph."
As the New York Times pointed out yesterday, the strongest-ever Atlantic hurricane on record to date was Hurricane Allen in 1980, with peak winds of about 190 m.p.h.
And you already heard about Jose, right? First detected this morning, the tropical storm Jose is not far behind Irma and "is expected to gain strength the next few days and become a hurricane later in the week as it tracks toward the west-northwest," according to the Weather Channel.
Between staring at the hypnotic gifs of Irma on the internet (another one is below), reading about Rush Limbaugh's take, and trying not to breath Seattle's smoky air, I'm surprised I haven't already passed out.