This Week in Weather 10/7/17-10/13/17

Between Hurricane Nate and the California wildfires, things were hectic from coast to coast. Here are the week’s most staggering weather stats.

  • For the first time in 124 years, we’ve had 9 consecutive Atlantic named storms to reach hurricane strength (Franklin-Nate) – the most consecutive Atlantic NS to reach hurricane since 1893. (Record is 10 consecutive Atlantic named storms reaching hurricane strength set in 1878, 1886, and 1893.)
  • An extremely FAST storm! Only TWO tropical cyclones since 1900 over the Gulf of Mexico (*over the open water*) have moved as fast at Nate, Eloise in 1975 and Unnamed in 1920. Charley (2004) and Wilma (2005) reached 23 knots after landfall.
  • Washington, DC: Sunday, October 8 snapped the 10th longest streak of no measurable precipitation on record. 24 days.
  • Washington DC: Sunday morning’s low of 75 was not only a daily record, but also set a new warmest low on record for the month of October.  It was also the latest 75°+ low by two weeks! (9/24/1970 was previous latest)
  • Saturday, October 7 NWS Mobile/Pensacola issued the most OCTOBER tornado warnings since October 2007.

Let us know what kind of weather you experienced this past week in the comments below!