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

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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