DISCUSSION: As of the 11:00 PM EDT update on Hurricane Matthew from the National Hurricane Center (located in Miami, Florida), Matthew has remained to a strong Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds now back up to 145 mph with a minimum central pressure of 934 mb (as shown in the bottom of the graphic attached above. Hence, over the past few hours, in addition to going through a series of eyewall replacement cycles, this storm has also shown definitive signs of additional re-intensification. Something neat which you can only find through the exclusive data archive of www.nhc.noaa.gov is the complete archive of track, watches/warnings, etc. of a given storm throughout the course of its lifetime.
Attached below is the archive for the 5-day forecast cone of uncertainty for what was previously Tropical Storm Matthew and for several days has now been Hurricane Matthew. Thus, as you can see in the animated archived forecast graphic collection for Hurricane Matthew, there was fairly smooth consistency in the forecast adjustments (i.e., in regards to the track of Matthew) during its existence thus far. That is all a product of the bright/intelligent minds working diligently at the National Hurricane Center forecast desks around the clock to help provide the best forecast possible. Stay tuned for further updates on this evolving forecast for Hurricane Matthew in the days ahead as the United States is not in the clear as of yet in terms of overall impacts from Matthew!
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