Tropical Cyclone of the Day – Hurricane Gilbert #TCOTD

September 13
1988 GILBERT 140 knots in the North Atlantic
1988253N12306.GILBERT.1988.09.13.1800.25.GOE-7.123.hursat-b1.v05

Until Hurricane Wilma, this system had the lowest central pressure of known Hurricanes in the North Atlantic

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Statistics and Rankings
Global rank (of 3248) Basin rank (of 461) Yearly rank (of 93)
Lifetime Maximum Wind (knots) 160 9 3 1
Lifetime Minimum Pressure (mb) 888 517 70 14
ACE (103 knots2) 253.65 85 20 2
PDI (105 knots3) 259.12 46 15 1
Duration (days) 11.25 686 82 17
TC Days (days) 8.00 539 96 14
Hurricane Days (days) 6.25 212 46 4
Distance Traversed (km) 8019. 171 40 4

IBTrACS Storm ID: 1988253N12306

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About K Knapp

I am a meteorologist at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC. My research interests include using satellite data to observe hurricanes, clouds, and other climate variables. *******Disclaimer******* The opinions expressed in these blogs are mine only. They do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of NOAA, Department of Commerce, or the US Government.

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