All The Records Broken By Hurricane Irma

posted by Operation Stormwatch - 

Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach has been tracking Hurricane Irma and all the record's it's broken this past week. The three main are as follows: 

  • Wind 
    • Sustained winds of 185 mph for a total of 37 hours, the longest of any tropical cyclone in history. The previous record was 24 hours, during Super Typhoon Haiyan in the northwest Pacific in 2013.
  • Barometric Pressure
    • The lower the barometric pressure, the stronger the hurricane. 
    • At 915 millibars, Irma has the lowest barometric pressure of an Atlantic hurricane (besides the western Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico) on record. 
  • Energy
    • Generated the most Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) - 44.2 units - by a tropical cyclone on record in the Atlantic.

Get more information on the broken records here

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