Wow. I wasn't surprised to read this morning that Hurricane Dorian had
reached category 5 status, but the latest discussion posting from NHC now
states that it is the strongest storm ever recorded in the northwest Bahamas.
Good thing it's remaining off shore.
Here's the first paragraph of the discussion:
Air Force and NOAA reconnaissance planes penetrated the distinct
eye of Dorian, and found that the hurricane has become extremely
intense with a stadium effect in the eye. The NOAA plane reported a
peak flight-level wind of 159 kt, while the SFMR from both planes
have measured winds between 155 and 170 kt. A dropsonde from the
NOAA plane measured a wind gust of 176 kt at the surface. A blend of
these measurements yield to an initial intensity of 155 kt, making
Dorian the strongest hurricane on record in the northwestern
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