Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Interesting Hurricane Facts

While they were slow in coming, intense hurricanes are in progress. From the National Hurricane Center,

With both hurricane Igor and Julia reaching Category 4 strength, NOAA's National Hurricane Center reports these interesting facts:

  • Two category four hurricanes existing simultaneously in the Atlantic basin has occurred only one other time since 1900: September 16, 1926  (Hurricane #4 and the Great Miami Hurricane).
  • There are only three other incidents of two major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher) at the same time: 1950 (Dog & Easy), 1958 (Helene & Ilsa), and 1999 (Floyd & Gert).
  • Hurricane Julia is the most intense hurricane to be located so far in the Eastern North Atlantic.

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