TCOTD – Hurricane Wilma – Oct. 19

October 19
2005 WILMA 160 knots in the North Atlantic

The most intense hurricane on record as measured by minimum central pressure). IT is also the 3rd most intense tropical cyclone worldwide (only two other systems have lower reported pressure values).

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Statistics and Rankings
Global rank (of 3248) Basin rank (of 461) Yearly rank (of 115)
Lifetime Maximum Wind (knots) 160 3 2 1
Lifetime Minimum Pressure (mb) 882 3 1 1
ACE (103 knots2) 301.38 33 13 2
PDI (105 knots3) 311.74 19 9 2
Duration (days) 11.00 705 84 19
TC Days (days) 9.75 278 61 9
Hurricane Days (days) 7.50 103 29 3
Distance Traversed (km) 5582. 589 103 16

IBTrACS Storm ID: 2005289N18282


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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