TCOTD – Typhoon Mac – Oct. 6

October 6
1982 MAC 130 knots in the Western North Pacific

Little did the world know in 1982 that the Apple empire (could we call it ‘Typhoon Mac’) would be the electronics giant that it is today. I had an Apple IIe in 7th grade. The next Apple product I bought was an iPod, which was a slight upgrade.

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Statistics and Rankings
Global rank (of 3248) Basin rank (of 1012) Yearly rank (of 102)
Lifetime Maximum Wind (knots) 140 125 76 1
Lifetime Minimum Pressure (mb) 895 523 49 41
ACE (103 knots2) 232.59 113 52 3
PDI (105 knots3) 232.95 73 30 2
Duration (days) 13.50 383 180 12
TC Days (days) 8.25 508 188 19
Hurricane Days (days) 6.25 221 96 7
Distance Traversed (km) 5787. 539 300 15

IBTrACS Storm ID: 1982272N11156

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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