TCOTD – Typhoon Melor – Oct. 3

October 3
2009 MELOR 130 knots in the Western North Pacific
2009272N07164.MELOR.2009.10.03.2100.20.MTS-1.107.hursat-b1.v05

One of the most intense systems for 2009. In the top 10% for each category listed below!

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Statistics and Rankings
Global rank (of 3248) Basin rank (of 1012) Yearly rank (of 100)
Lifetime Maximum Wind (knots) 150 25 16 3
Lifetime Minimum Pressure (mb) 913 70 34 3
ACE (103 knots2) 267.39 71 26 2
PDI (105 knots3) 257.35 48 18 2
Duration (days) 12.50 480 223 9
TC Days (days) 9.50 303 108 5
Hurricane Days (days) 7.25 112 50 2
Distance Traversed (km) 9170. 87 52 4

IBTrACS Storm ID: 2009272N07164

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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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