Irma Records

Irma set plenty of records, according to a two-page list compiled by Colorado State University researcher Phil Klotzbach:
* Its 185 mph (297 kph) winds were the highest on record for the open Atlantic ocean, outside the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean sea. Only one other storm in the entire Atlantic basin — 1980’s Allen — was stronger.
* It spent three consecutive days as a top-of-the-scale Category 5 hurricane, the longest in the satellite era.
* It generated the second most Accumulated Cyclone Energy — a key measurement that combines strength and duration — in the satellite era. Irma generated about as much as energy as entire normal Atlantic hurricane season.
* It was the strongest storm to hit the Leeward Islands.
* It’s the first Category 5 hurricane to hit Cuba, which regularly gets assaulted by hurricanes, in nearly 100 years.
Source: TIME

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