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Our Weather-Prediction Models Keep Getting Better, and Hurricane Irma Is the Proof


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Hurricane Irma

In the past, catastrophic storms like Hurricane Irma might strike almost without warning. Now we can track them in staggering detail.

Credit: NASA / NOAA GOES Project

By Wednesday of last week, even as Tropical Storm Harvey continued to rain devastation on the Gulf Coast, a new storm, Irma, was taking shape in the eastern Atlantic.

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