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Meteorological records matched by Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Irma has weakened to a Tropical Depression as of Monday night after nearly 13 days as a named storm. Those 13 days left behind a path of death and destruction across the Caribbean and into the southeast United States. Here's a list of all the meteorological records and milestones from Irma compiled by Meteorologist Philip Klotzbach from Colorado State University who specializes in Atlantic basin seasonal hurricane forecasts.

Intensity Measures

 - 185 mph lifetime max winds – tied with Florida Keys (1935), Gilbert (1988) and Wilma (2005) for second strongest max winds of all time in Atlantic hurricane. Allen had max winds of 190 mph in 1980

- 185 mph lifetime max winds – the strongest storm to exist in the Atlantic Ocean outside of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico on record

 - 185 mph max winds for 37 hours – the longest any cyclone around the globe has maintained that intensity on record. The previous record was Haiyan in the NW Pacific at 24 hours

- 914 mb lifetime minimum central pressure – lowest since Dean (2007) and 10th lowest in satellite era (since 1966)

- 914 mb lifetime minimum central pressure – lowest pressure by an Atlantic hurricane outside of the western Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico on record

 - First Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic since Matthew (2016) and first Category 5 hurricane in the tropical Atlantic (7.5-20°N, 60-20°W) since Hugo (1989)

- 3.25 day lifetime as a Category 5 hurricane – tied with Cuba (1932) for longest lifetime as Category 5 - 3 consecutive days as a Category 5 hurricane – the longest in the satellite era (since 1966)

- 11.25 hurricane days – the most since Ivan (2004) and tied for 9th most in satellite era (since 1966) – satellite-era record is Ginger (1971) with a whopping 19.5 hurricane days

- 8.50 major hurricane days – the 2 nd most in satellite era (since 1966) – trailing Ivan (2004).

- 3.75 major hurricane days in the tropical Atlantic (7.5-20°N, 60-20°W) – trailing only Luis (1995) for major hurricane days in the tropical Atlantic

Integrated Measures

 - Generated the most Accumulated Cyclone Energy by a tropical cyclone on record in the tropical Atlantic (7.5-20°N, 60-20°W)

- Generated more Accumulated Cyclone Energy than the first eight named storms of the Atlantic hurricane season (Arlene-Harvey) combined

 - Generated the most Accumulated Cyclone Energy in a 24-hour period on record, breaking old record set by Allen (1980)

 - 67 Accumulated Cyclone Energy units so far – the 2nd most by an Atlantic hurricane in satellite era (since 1966) – trailing only Ivan (70)

 - Generated enough Accumulated Cyclone Energy to satisfy NOAA ACE definition for an average Atlantic hurricane season

- Generated more Accumulated Cyclone Energy than 18 entire Atlantic hurricane seasons in the satellite era (since 1966)

Landfall Records

- Leeward Islands: Strongest storm on record to impact the Leeward Islands defined as 15-19°N, 65-60°W for this calculation, with max winds of 185 mph. Okeechobee Hurricane (1928) and David (1979) were previous strongest at 160 mph

- Turks and Caicos: Closest approach of a Category 5 hurricane on record

- The Bahamas: First Category 5 hurricane to make landfall since Andrew (1992)

- Cuba: 160 mph, 924 mb – Category 5 - First Category 5 hurricane to make landfall since the Cuba Hurricane of 1924

- Continental United States: 1st Landfall (Cudjoe Key, FL): 130 mph, 929 mb – Category 4

 - First Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in Florida since Charley (2004) and major hurricane to make landfall in Florida since Wilma (2005)

- 929 mb pressure at first landfall is tied for 7th lowest on record with Lake Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928 2nd Landfall (Marco Island, FL): 115 mph, 940 mb – Category 3

 - Exact same latitude/longitude as well as same Saffir/Simpson Category at landfall as Wilma (2005): 25.9°N, 81.7°W

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