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Hauptsturmfury Felix [Cat 5]

FelixPosition: 13.8 N/72.9 W.
Movement: West Northwest [285°] near 18 mph.
Maximum sustained winds: 165 mph [Cat 5].
Gusts: 200mph
Minimum central pressure: 934 mb.
Hurricane Force Wind Radius: 25 miles.
Tropical Storm Force Wind Radius: 115 miles.

It currently 390 miles Southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.

The conditions around the eye are so bad that a NOAA aircraft aborted its mission. The second hurricane and second Cat 5. We may not get as many as predicted this season, but the ones we get are monsters.

10PM CDT Update:

Position: 13.9 N/73.9 W.
Movement: West [280°] near 21 mph.
Maximum sustained winds: 165 mph [Cat 5].
Gusts: 200mph
Minimum central pressure: 930 mb.
Hurricane Force Wind Radius: 25 miles.
Tropical Storm Force Wind Radius: 115 miles.

It currently 345 miles Southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.

4 comments

1 fallenmonk { 09.02.07 at 9:38 pm }

Do we know when the last time we had two cat 5 storms in one season? this seems rather remarkable.

2 Bryan { 09.02.07 at 10:19 pm }

2005 was the all time record with 4, behind that were 2 in both 1960 and 1961.

Felix looks to be in line with Wilma, Gilbert, Beulah, and Allen for fastest developing storm with a 63 millibar pressure drop in 24 hours. Its track is similar to Gilbert’s.

3 Cookie Jill { 09.02.07 at 11:28 pm }

They barely had time to let out their breath from Dean. Geez. They’re looking to get pounded down in Mexico again.

4 Bryan { 09.02.07 at 11:46 pm }

This is taking place while Henriette is beating up the Pacific coast. This is not their year for tropical weather.