Wed Sep 06 2017 06:34 PM
Re: 185 MPH Severe Hurricane Irma Growing Closer and Larger

From Phil Klotzbach at Colorado State

Hurricane Irma Meteorological Records/Notable Facts Recap (through September 6 at 4pm 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 max winds for 24 hours – the longest an Atlantic hurricane has maintained that intensity on record. The only other tropical cyclone around the globe to maintain that intensity for 24 hours in satellite era (since 1966) was Haiyan (2013) in the N W Pacific. Read more (PDF)...

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