Scientists At CSU Track Hurricane Irma

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Scientists in Colorado are watching Hurricane Irma develop in the Atlantic and over Florida.

Colorado State University is home to a hurricane research team that studies these storms.

They say Irma has already broken several records.

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“It’s been quite a while since the us has been impacted by major hurricanes directly, much less having two of them within a few weeks of each other,” said Dr. Kate Musgrave at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere at CSU.

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Dr. Kate Musgrave (credit: CBS)

Researchers say Irma is now the only storm to maintain speeds of 185 mph for 37 hours.

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Irma has already claimed the lives of at least ten people in the Caribbean.

It hit the U.S. less than two weeks after Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston.

RELATED: Colorado Charities Prepare For Irma’s Impact

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