Curious how large Irma is? Here’s the comparison to the Upper Midwest

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Hurricane Irma continues to churn across the western Atlantic Ocean as a mammoth category-5 hurricane. The eye of the storm is about 38 miles from one side to the other. That's about the same distance from downtown Davenport to Muscatine, Iowa.

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Hurricane force winds surround the center of the storm for 150 miles. That's like a storm with more than 74 m.p.h. winds doing damage in a swath from Moline to downtown Chicago!

And if you're curious, the size of the cloud mass from Hurricane Irma. That's a distance from Des Moines, Iowa through the Quad Cities, through Chicago, through Toledo, stopping in Cleveland, Ohio.