Irma by the Numbers Sep 12, 2017

Let’s run through the statistics the caught our eye in regards to Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in the U.S. on Sunday as a major hurricane.

4: The category Irma was at landfall, becoming the first major hurricane (Category 3 or greater) to make landfall on Florida since Wilma in 2005.

7: Number of landfalls Irma officially made, spanning six different countries (Antigua & Barbuda, Netherlands, France, Cuba, Bahamas and the United States), including three European countries.

11.25: Number of days Irma spent as a hurricane, the longest consecutive stretch since Ivan (2004).

21.65: In inches, the maximum Irma rainfall in the United States, observed in Fort Pierce, Florida.

37: The amount of hours Irma spent at 185 mile-per-hour (MPH) maximum winds, the longest of any tropical cyclone worldwide on record.

93: Number of years since Cuba had seen a Category 5 hurricane landfall until Irma (1924).

914: In millibars, the lowest pressure for an Atlantic hurricane since Dean in 2007.

These are just a few of the incredible weather-related stats from Irma, and our thanks to Dr. Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State University for supplying many of these stats. Stay with WeatherNation for continued coverage of Irma and through the rest of the storm.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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