Irma’s maximum sustained winds are steady at 185 mph based on data from NOAA and Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft. Based on wind speed, Irma is the strongest Atlantic hurricane since Wilma in 2005 which also had maximum sustained winds of 185 mph.

Source: Hurricane Irma Is Passing Over St. Martin, Anguilla as a Potentially Catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane; Dangerous Threat for Florida, Southeast | The Weather Channel

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