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A Deeper Look At The Size And Scope Of Hurricane Matthew (6 pics)

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  • 10 Oct, 2016  |
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Hurricane Matthew has forced thousands of people in the southern United States to evacuate their homes. The massive hurricane is 175 miles wide, with an area of 24,000 square miles.

Hurricane Matthew is currently making it’s way up the Eastern seaboard and while many people are in the process of evacuation, we want to take the time to show you how large the storm actually is. Weather.com reported that, “Matthew's tropical storm-force winds are (at least 39 mph) and extend up to 175 miles from the center, and it's hurricane-force winds extend up to 45 miles from the center.” The hurricane is roughly 24,000 square miles and for you non-meteorologists out there we broke down just how big that is. Here is a list of things that are roughly the same size if not smaller than Hurricane Matthew.

1 A Deeper Look At The Size And Scope Of Hurricane Matthew (6 pics)

Larger than Norway (23,956)


2 A Deeper Look At The Size And Scope Of Hurricane Matthew (6 pics)

Larger than West Virginia (24,230)


3 A Deeper Look At The Size And Scope Of Hurricane Matthew (6 pics)

It's larger than Taiwan (13,974) and Belgium (11,787) combined.


4 A Deeper Look At The Size And Scope Of Hurricane Matthew (6 pics)

And finally it's larger than not one, but six Jamaica's.


5 A Deeper Look At The Size And Scope Of Hurricane Matthew (6 pics)

Now if the utter magnitude of Hurricane Matthew doesn't scare you enough, it also looks like the skull of a demon. Good luck and stay safe!



6 A Deeper Look At The Size And Scope Of Hurricane Matthew (6 pics)

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№1 Author: FunGuy (10 Oct 2016 02:32) Total user comments: 594


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Thanks Poster for putting the size in a perspective I could understand. Scary. That storm was huge!
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