Two Category Fours at One Time!

Interesting Info on the heels of Jim’s previous post.  It’s from Dennis Feltgen who’s a Public Affairs Officer/Meteorologist at the NHC

With both hurricane Igor and Julia reaching Category 4 strength, NOAA’s National Hurricane Center reports these interesting facts:

  • Two category four hurricanes existing simultaneously in the Atlantic basin has occurred only one other time since 1900: September 16, 1926  (Hurricane #4 and the Great Miami Hurricane).
  • There are only three other incidents of two major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher) at the same time: 1950 (Dog & Easy), 1958 (Helene & Ilsa), and 1999 (Floyd & Gert).
  • Hurricane Julia is the most intense hurricane to be located so far in the Eastern North Atlantic.

We’re witnessing Hurricane Season History right now– now let’s get a little tropical moisture in here (no winds, please) to break our drought.

-Posted By Andrew Freiden


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