Hurricane Statistics

In case you are wondering to yourself "Is Rita the most rapidly strengthening hurricane on record" or "Where does Rita fall in terms of minimum central pressure". I found this page, which has some cool statistics: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/tcfaqE.html . For example...

"Typhoon Forrest in September 1983 in the Northwest Pacific Ocean deepened by 100 mb (976 to 876 mb) in just under 24 hr (Roger Edson, personal communication). Estimated surface sustained winds increased a maximum of 15 m/s (30 kt, 35 mph) in 6 hr and 44 m/s (85 kt, 98 mph) in one day (from 33 to 77 m/s [65 to 150 kt, 75 to 173 mph])."

"Subject: E3) Which tropical cyclone has produced the highest storm surge?
The Bathurst Bay Hurricane produced a 13 m (about 42 ft) surge in Bathurst Bay, Australia in 1899"

"Subject: E8) What hurricanes have been at Category Five status the longest?
Atlantic
ALLEN (1980) 3.00 days
DOG (1950) 2.50 days
ISABEL (2003) 1.75 days
DAVID (1979) 1.75 days
MITCH (1998) 1.75 days"

And so forth... Interesting statistics.
 
was Allen in 1983 a cat 5...I remember as a kid seeing sat pics on national news with Dan Rather and Allen completely covered the whole gulf but fizzed out prior to landfall.
 
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was Allen in 1983 a cat 5...I remember as a kid seeing sat pics on national news with Dan Rather and Allen completely covered the whole gulf but fizzed out prior to landfall.

Nope, the highest sustained winds were only 115mph. IIRC Wasn't Allen in 1980?
 
just googled it "ALLEN" and it was in 1980 but it was a cat 5 storm 3 times after weakining and did make landfall in TX but in sparsely populated area north of brownsville
 
thanks for correcting me guys..Allen in 1980 and alcia 1983.. The reason 1983 cameino play because alcia caused severe flash floods and my home was flooded West of Wichita Falls Tx
 
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