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Storm: “They Call The Wind Maria”; Powerful Hurricane Maria Has Maximum Sustained Winds Of 175 MPH-280 KM/H And A Very Low Minimum Pressure (909 MB)

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Hurricane Maria has maximum sustained winds of 175 MPH; 280 KM/H with a minimum pressure estimated at 909 mb, “which is the tenth lowest minimum pressure recorded in an Atlantic basin hurricane.” http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCUAT5+shtml/200358.shtmlthe intensity of a tropical cyclone is determined by either the storm’s maximum sustained winds or lowest barometric pressure.”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Atlantic_hurricane_records#By_pressure. The hurricanes with pressure lower than Maria are Wilma 2005 – 882 MB; Gilbert 1988- 888 MB; “Labor Day” 1935- 892 MB; Rita 2005 – 895 MB; Allen 1980 899 MB; Camille 1969, 900 MB; Katrina 2005 902 MB; Mitch 1998 and Dean 2007 at 905 MB Hurricane. There have been only 7 hurricanes with windspeeds higher than 175 MPH. Irma is one of them. Allen had sustained winds of 190 MPH (310 KM/H). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Atlantic_hurricane_records#By_highest_sustained_winds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Atlantic_hurricane_records#By_pressure

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/maria-atlantic-ocean
Storm (1941) by George R. Stewart… depicts a Junior Meteorologist who has a personal habit of…

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September 21, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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