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A Category-4 hurricane (surprise!) ( again)

  1. Oct 19, 2005 #1
    As of very recently. 150mph sustained winds, pressure down to 901mb (!), the fifth lowest on record (already surpassing Katrina's 902 mb).

    Tracking map
    visible satellite

    edit: I found an infrared satellite photo!
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  3. Oct 19, 2005 #2
    Is anyone else astonished at this? A 50mb pressure drop in 5 hours!
  4. Oct 19, 2005 #3
    It's now surpassed Hurricane Gilbert as the lowest pressure ever recorded in an Atlantic hurricane:

    884 mb

    Gilbert's previous record was 888mb. In the pacific, Tip reached 870mb in 1979.

    The winds are now at 175mph, gusts to 215.

    Steve Gregory's blog is a few minutes behind times, but at least he's awake (bonus points for him).
  5. Oct 19, 2005 #4
    what, are you all asleep
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  7. Oct 19, 2005 #6
    Oops, didn't see that. Maybe Evo can merge them? :smile: And the new thread can be called, "the hurricane super-thread" or maybe "the super-hurricane thread". Or perhaps this is an appropriate time to create, "The Superhurricane Super-thread" (with apologies to the HEP folks).
  8. Oct 19, 2005 #7


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    Man I wonder how much the land would cost there after a few more of those :grumpy:

    Dont judge me!!
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