Irma breaks another record, becoming first Atlantic hurricane to maintain 185 mph winds for 24 hours

Hurricane Irma has set another record, having sustained max wind speeds of 185 miles per hour for more than 24 hours – so becoming the only Atlantic hurricane to sustain that powerful wind speed for so long.

The last hurricane is maintain such winds for even close to that long was hurricane Allen, which hit northern Mexico and southern Texas in 1980. Allen had winds of 180 mph and above for around 18 hours. The top wind speed for Allen was 190 mph.

via Irma breaks another record, becoming first Atlantic hurricane to maintain 185mph winds for 24 hours | The Independent

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