This Week in Weather 9/16/17-9/22/17

It was another record-breaking week as Hurricane Maria makes its way through the Atlantic. Here’s a look at the most interesting weather facts from the week.

  • On Monday, September 18, Maria became 4th Category 4 hurricane of Atlantic 2017 season- Last time this happened was 2010.
  • It has been 10 years since Atlantic had two Category 5 hurricanes in the same season. 2 category 5’s in the same season has also happened 5 other years on record: 1932, 1933, 1961, 2005, and 2007.
  • In terms of pressure, Maria is the 10th most intense Hurricane in Atlantic history with a pressure of 909 mb as of Wednesday, September 20.
  • On Wednesday, September 20, PR recorded 25″+ totals in the past 24 hours, and an incredible 8″ per hour from one gauge.
  • Early morning on Thursday, September 21, the entire Island of Puerto Rico was under a flash flood warning

Let us know what type of weather you had in your neck of the woods this week!


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