Tropical Cyclone of the Day – Hurricane Linda #TCOTD

September 12
1997 LINDA 160 knots in the Eastern Pacific

This is the strongest Hurricane in the Eastern Pacific in the 30 years of HURSAT data!
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Statistics and Rankings
Global rank (of 3248) Basin rank (of 594) Yearly rank (of 105)
Lifetime Maximum Wind (knots) 160 7 1 4
Lifetime Minimum Pressure (mb) 902 540 222 14
ACE (103 knots2) 221.83 134 20 10
PDI (105 knots3) 247.26 57 10 7
Duration (days) 8.25 1313 152 54
TC Days (days) 7.25 661 75 32
Hurricane Days (days) 4.50 426 68 22
Distance Traversed (km) 2844. 1688 215 59

IBTrACS Storm ID: 1997253N12255

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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