Irene is more than 800 miles in diameter and it is headed up the coast. I think it will make landfall just north of Virginia somewhere. The barometric pressure has dropped to 957 millibars and with water temps at 86 I believe this storm will build to category 4 status still even though they are calling for a cat.3 status so far. All of the conditions are right for this story to continue to build with a very well formed eyewall. Get ready Virginia because you're going to get some serious wind and rain and if this storm continues to build the wave pushed in front of it is going to be one of the biggest ever seen in history.
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