This Week in Weather 8/31/19-9/6/19

It shouldn’t be any surprise to you weather geeks that our weekly stats revolve around the (never-ending) Hurricane Dorian. Take a look at the storm’s most impressive stats below.

  • On Sunday, September 1st, Hurricane Dorian tied for the second most intense hurricane on record in the Atlantic Basin with winds at 185 mph. 
    • It tied with the Labor Day hurricane of 1935, Gilbert (1988), and Wilma (2005)
  • With a pressure of 911 millibars, Dorian became the 6th lowest landfalling pressure of any hurricane on record in the Atlantic Basin when it made landfall in the Bahamas on Sunday, September 1st.
  • Some sections of Grand Bahama Island were in the eye of Hurricane Dorian for over 6 hours between Sunday, September 1st and Monday, September 2nd.
  • Here are some rainfall records for Thursday, September 5:
    • Wilmington:  8.08″ (topping 4.41″)
      • 5th wettest September day on record
    • Myrtle Beach:  8.44″ (topping 3.61″)
      • 3rd wettest September day on record
      • 4th wettest day overall
  • A wind gust of 110 mph was recorded in Cedar Island, NC.
  • Hurricane Dorian made landfall 4 times in the course of a week, with 3 landfalls in the Bahamas and one in North Carolina.
  • On Friday, September 6, Maine was placed under a Tropical Storm watch for the first time in 8 years.

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