This weekend is fast approaching and so it the strongest Atlantic Hurricane of our lifetime.

Most of our data for Hurricane Irma comes from these brave souls from NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) who take off from Florida to Caribbean islands and then head into the eye's of hurricanes.

24 hours ago from writing this, the eye wall of Irma was 25 miles across, and to some meteorologists, has the most perfect eye wall seen in hurricane tracking history. 

Hurricane Irma Eyewall Penetration 5 SEP 17. Credit: Nick Unde...

Video showing a flight through the eye of #HurricaneIrma from this morning's flight on #NOAA WP-3D Orion #NOAA42. Flights on both the WP-3D Orion and Gulfstream IV (#NOAA49) continue around the clock. Keep checking hurricanes.gov for the latest forecast and advisories. Credit: Nick Underwood/NOAA

Posted by The NOAA Hurricane Hunters on Tuesday, September 5, 2017