Hurricane expert Dr. Ryan Maue says today:
Eye continues to warm now +20°C … if convection flares or clouds cool (more pink) then Hurricane
#Irma should reach 200 mph.
190 mph is the record in the Atlantic, for Hurricane Allen in 1980:
Allen is the only hurricane in the recorded history of the Atlantic basin to achieve sustained winds of 190 mph (305 km/h),[nb 1] thus making it the strongest Atlantic hurricane by wind speed. Until Hurricane Patricia in 2015, this was also the highest sustained winds in the entire Western Hemisphere.