Irma Update: September 8, Friday

September 8, 2017

Colorado State University:

Hurricane Irma Meteorological Records/Notable Facts Recap (through September 8 at 11am EDT)

Note: Lifetime refers to storm lifetime to date

Intensity Measures

– 185 mph lifetime max winds – tied with Florida Keys (1935), Gilbert (1988) and Wilma (2005) for second strongest max winds of all time in Atlantic hurricane. Allen had max winds of 190 mph in 1980

– 185 mph lifetime max winds – the strongest storm to exist in the Atlantic Ocean outside of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico on record

– 185 mph max winds for 37 hours – the longest any cyclone around the globe has maintained that intensity on record. The previous record was Haiyan in the NW Pacific at 24 hours

– 914 mb lifetime minimum central pressure – lowest since Dean (2007) and 10th lowest in satellite era (since 1966)

– 914 mb lifetime minimum central pressure – lowest pressure by an Atlantic hurricane outside of the western Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico on record

– First Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic since Matthew (2016) and first Category 5 hurricane in the tropical Atlantic (7.5-20°N, 60-20°W) since Hugo (1989)

– 3 day lifetime as a Category 5 hurricane – tied with Allen for 2nd longest lifetime spent at Cat. 5 strength – trailing only Cuba (1932) which was 3.25 days

– 3 consecutive days as a Category 5 hurricane – the longest in the satellite era (since 1966)

Integrated Measures
– Generated the most Accumulated Cyclone Energy by a tropical cyclone on

record in the tropical Atlantic (7.5-20°N, 60-20°W)

– Generated more Accumulated Cyclone Energy than the first eight named storms of the Atlantic hurricane season (Arlene-Harvey) combined

– Generated the most Accumulated Cyclone Energy in a 24-hour period on record, breaking old record set by Allen (1980)

– 52.4 Accumulated Cyclone Energy units so far – the 5th most by an Atlantic hurricane in the satellite era (since 1966)

– Generated more Accumulated Cyclone Energy than 14 entire Atlantic hurricane seasons in the satellite era (since 1966)

– Generated 3.75 major hurricane days in the tropical Atlantic (7.5-20°N, 60- 20°W) – trailing only Luis (1995) for major hurricane days in the tropical Atlantic

Landfall Records

– Leeward Islands: Strongest storm on record to impact the Leeward Islands defined as 15-19°N, 65-60°W for this calculation, with max winds of 185 mph. Okeechobee Hurricane (1928) and David (1979) were previous strongest at 160 mph

– Turks and Caicos: Closest approach of a Category 5 hurricane on record
– The Bahamas: First Category 5 hurricane to make landfall since Andrew (1992)

 

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3 Responses to “Irma Update: September 8, Friday”

  1. grindupbaker Says:

    Well liberal hoaxes can be quite frightening I would think. I’d definitely run away.

  2. Torsten Says:

    In case people didn’t listen to the Media Matters clip above, here’s what Limbaugh said:

    “I’m not going to get into details, because of the security nature of things, but, ah, it turns out that we will not be able to do the program here tomorrow. That will be, ah, in the hands of Mark Steyn tomorrow. We’ll be on the air next week folks, from parts unknown. So we’ll be back on Monday, it’s just that tomorrow is going to be problematic.”

    Note, not a single word about the reason for his departure. All week, apparently, this bag of hot air tells his ignorant listeners that the media focus on Irma was due to a left wing bias, to scare people, etc (yeah right, the weather models have a left wing bias; *rolls eyes*). Note that he has claimed to be right 99.8% of the time (or some such ridiculous number). So the dumbest of his listeners may have chosen to stay. I repeat, he doesn’t say why his broadcasting the show “is going to be problematic”. This is criminal, and he should be held responsible.

    And I’m reminded of something that Russell Cook wrote here back on June 9:

    “How many of you shun any words from Limbaugh or Morano on the topic and would run, not walk, away from an invite to attend one of Heartland’s climate conferences?”

    link to quote: https://climatecrocks.com/2017/06/08/al-gore-defending-paris-on-fox-news/#comment-93388

    Tell us Russell, if you’re reading this, what you think of Limbaugh’s behavior, and whether you think we have cause to shun any words from your man.

    • Torsten Says:

      I should add, as reported by The Hill:
      http://thehill.com/homenews/media/349794-limbaugh-evacuates-after-calling-irma-liberal-plot

      After heavy criticism from the Washington Post and NBC weatherman Al Roker, among others, Limbaugh devoted considerable time on his radio show to insist that he had also said Hurricane Irma, a deadly category 4 storm with winds of up to 185 mph that has been tracking to likely hit South Florida for days , was “dire” and “mammoth”.

      “It’s gonna affect Florida no matter where it goes. And the effects in Florida, depending on where, are gonna be damaging,” Limbaugh said on his radio show on Thursday.

      Limbaugh also said it would be “legally impossible” to do his program on Friday, which CNN security analyst Juliette Kayyem noted means his area of Palm Beach County is under mandatory evacuation.

      So he suggests it is for legal reasons, rather than because he wants to save his skin, that he’s outta there…


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