Originally Posted by SoonToRetire
We're barely into September and already we have two Cat 5 hurricanes, Dean and Felix. This is the only year in recorded hurricane history to have two Cat 5s make landfall at that intensity.
Great, I've been having this debate all day with my spouse the meteorologist, I came to the board to get a break, and here it is again.
Let me just say that this is the only year in the time that humans have been recording hurricane history where we've DETECTED two Cat 5s making landfall at that intensity. This isn't a trend, this is an outlier.
In 1900, Galveston didn't even detect it:
Galveston Hurricane of 1900 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
NOAA's Galveston 1900 Hurricane
The 1900 Storm: Galveston, Texas
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