3 comments for “Hurricanes are just so last week …

  1. dearieme
    September 20, 2017 at 11:25

    Apparently when Irma passed over Naples on the Gulf Coast of Florida it was no longer even a hurricane never mind a category 4. What strength it was when it passed over Key West I don’t know but the people who took shelter at the Hemingway Museum there were unharmed. Stone-built, you see, not the usual flimsy timber-framed.

  2. Ken Craggs
    September 20, 2017 at 13:02

    When Irma reached Key West it was a category 1 hurricane (sustained wind speed of 74-95 mph.)
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshws.php
    https://twitter.com/NWSKeyWest/status/906881624989675520
    https://twitter.com/NWSKeyWest/status/906908816478007296
    https://twitter.com/AMHQ/status/906866461947383808

    The Barbuda Weather Station recorded Irma as having sustained winds of 119 mph and gusts of 150 mph, which would make it a category 3. Some report would have us believe that Irma sustained a wind speed of 185 mph for 33 hours.
    http://archive.is/3ngID#selection-549.0-549.3
    https://twitter.com/philklotzbach/status/905631742391762944

    The 1780 hurricane season was extraordinarily destructive, and was the deadliest Atlantic hurricane season in recorded history with over 28,000 deaths. Four different hurricanes, one in June and three in October, were category 3+. Volatile Earth: Killer Hurricanes is an hour long documentary about the “Great Hurricane of 1780.”
    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/volatile-earth/on-demand/62070-003
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1780_Atlantic_hurricane_season

  3. September 20, 2017 at 13:17

    Cheers both.

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