Tropical Cyclone of the Day – Hurricane Rita #TCOTD

September 21
2005 RITA 145 knots in the North Atlantic
2005261N21290.RITA.2005.09.21.2100.31.GOE-12.130.hursat-b1.v05

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Statistics and Rankings
Global rank (of 3248) Basin rank (of 461) Yearly rank (of 115)
Lifetime Maximum Wind (knots) 155 13 4 2
Lifetime Minimum Pressure (mb) 897 526 71 4
ACE (103 knots2) 194.72 197 31 11
PDI (105 knots3) 200.75 117 23 8
Duration (days) 8.25 1299 138 45
TC Days (days) 6.50 788 121 30
Hurricane Days (days) 4.25 456 70 17
Distance Traversed (km) 3972. 1111 161 39

IBTrACS Storm ID: 2005261N21290

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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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