TCOTD – Hurricane Iris – Oct. 9

October 9
2001 IRIS 125 knots in the North Atlantic
2001278N12302.IRIS.2001.10.09.0000.25.GOE-8.110.hursat-b1.v05
The most destructive hurricane in Belize since 1961.

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Statistics and Rankings
Global rank (of 3248) Basin rank (of 461) Yearly rank (of 107)
Lifetime Maximum Wind (knots) 125 259 29 4
Lifetime Minimum Pressure (mb) 948 1071 117 15
ACE (103 knots2) 77.34 848 104 24
PDI (105 knots3) 62.78 687 88 20
Duration (days) 5.00 2204 249 67
TC Days (days) 4.00 1477 192 43
Hurricane Days (days) 2.50 857 111 29
Distance Traversed (km) 3712. 1248 179 35

IBTrACS Storm ID: 2001278N12302

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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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