[Swiftwater Gazette] Will We Reach 4,000 Days

Ed kroposki kroposki at att.net
Tue Aug 9 06:08:41 EDT 2016

WillWe Reach 4,000 Days Since a MajorHurricane Strike
Inless than two months (October 6, 2016) it willbe 4,000 days since the last time a major hurricanemade landfall in the U.S., which wasWilma on October 24, 2005.
Wilmawas a record-setter, being the strongest Atlantichurricane on record, with peak estimated sustainedwinds of 183 mph and lowest surface pressureof 882 mb. That surface preesure correspondsto a 13% removal of atmospheric massin the core of the hurricane compared to normalsea level pressure.



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