Matthew defied the forecasts, intensifying with shocking speed. The storm now poses a threat to Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba.
Hurricane Matthew will not soon be forgotten by meteorologists.
Despite wind shear that should have hindered its development, the storm exploded to Category-5 strength on Friday. “Jaw dropping,” was how meteorologist Bob Henson at Weather Underground described it. “Dissertations may be written on how this happened!”
With maximum sustained winds on Friday of about 16