Tropical Cyclone of the Day – Hurricane Hernan #TCOTD

September 2
2002 HERNAN 135 knots in the Eastern Pacific


A strong system that stayed mostly out to sea.

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Statistics and Rankings
Global rank (of 3248) Basin rank (of 594) Yearly rank (of 97)
Lifetime Maximum Wind (knots) 140 78 6 4
Lifetime Minimum Pressure (mb) 921 652 229 9
ACE (103 knots2) 155.05 346 56 15
PDI (105 knots3) 147.30 230 40 9
Duration (days) 7.50 1504 185 39
TC Days (days) 6.00 908 122 28
Hurricane Days (days) 4.25 459 75 16
Distance Traversed (km) 2763. 1734 229 49

IBTrACS Storm ID: 2002242N14257

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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