TCOTD – Typhoon Yvette – Oct. 11

October 11
1992 YVETTE 125 knots in the Western North Pacific

Typhoon Yvette wasn’t the most intense or deadliest. But it does hold the title for

the most uncertain. It has the largest differences in intensity from the various agencies that provide intensity estimates. So it is the most in need of reanalysis. Tat is why we have cyclone center. Look at the differences in intensity from the various agencies.
Typhoon Yvette time series of intensity

Also on this day is Typhoon Zack. Not as impressive (largely a sheared system?), but still a named tropical cyclone.
Happy Birthday, Zach.

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Statistics and Rankings
Global rank (of 3248) Basin rank (of 1012) Yearly rank (of 114)
Lifetime Maximum Wind (knots) 155 23 14 2
Lifetime Minimum Pressure (mb) 925 179 85 5
ACE (103 knots2) 251.86 88 35 5
PDI (105 knots3) 221.42 88 37 6
Duration (days) 15.50 207 98 8
TC Days (days) 9.75 291 104 19
Hurricane Days (days) 7.50 109 47 10
Distance Traversed (km) 5268. 673 361 34

IBTrACS Storm ID: 1992277N16140


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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