Hurricane Irma -- hanging on as a Category 5 storm -- continues her slow, destructive march across the Caribbean. In just days, the storm will make landfall in the southern tip of Florida.
Irma has already broken several records for a storm -- including having the longest sustained Category 5 winds ever recorded. But more than being record breaking, the storm is also massive. How big? Here are some comparisons of the storm on a local scale.
Note: These comparisons are based on Irma's size as of 5 p.m. ET.
The eye of the storm is about 25 miles wide. That would stretch from about Mableton in Cobb County to Snapfinger in DeKalb County.
The hurricane-force wind field is about 100 miles wide. On a map, that would be about the same distance from Villa Rica in Douglas County to Athens, home of the Georgia Bulldogs.
Irma's tropical storm-force wind field, meanwhile, stretches for a whopping 300 miles across. That would be the same distance from Birmingham, Alabama to Augusta, Georgia.
Florida is set to take a massive hit from Irma, as the most recent 11 p.m. forecast track shows the storm marching up the entire state. At its size, the hurricane would be twice as wide as the Florida peninsula.
The storm, according to affiliate paper the Cincinnati Inquirer, is also as big as the state of Ohio, which measures about 220 miles long and 220 miles wide at its most distant points.
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