Ntxw wrote:I bet Simon isn't the last cat 4 this year here.
I'd go as far and say we are going to 2 more majors.
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galaxy401 wrote:I haven't seen the NHC put 130 mph in an advisory before. Usually it's 135.
Looks very impressive.
Macrocane wrote:Can this season get any more interesting?
It's like watching 2004 or 2005 in the Atlantic, with less landfalling systems of course but just as interesting. Intensity forecast has been a headache for the NHC, they will surely learn some lessons from this season.
CrazyC83 wrote:The EPAC has had more Cat 4+ storms in 2014 than the Atlantic has had total tropical cyclones (including depressions)...
Yellow Evan wrote:BTW, I like your comparison on the previous page to 2004-05 AHS.
xtyphooncyclonex wrote:hurricanes1234 wrote:Wow, and it just barely made it to Category 4! The season is looking to set records. When last was our "S" storm so intense?
Sergio 1982. It peaked at 110 knots, very close to category 4 threshold.
Cyclenall wrote:The rate of weakening for this one is likely among the fastest too, especially without mountains being involved. There was another one this season that I thought was one of the fastest "plunges", Simon out-did whatever it was . The rate of weakening has sharply declined though in the past 8 hours.
800 PM PDT SAT OCT 04 2014
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H
200 AM PDT MON OCT 06 2014
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
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