Dorian’s 185 mph sustained winds are second only to Hurricane Allen (1980) in the record that dates to the 1850s. Dorian is currently smaller than Katrina but larger than Andrew, two other Category 5 storms. Hurricane Dorian is taking extreme to the next level. ... Rita and Wilma. Allen struck the Caribbean, eastern and northern Mexico, and southern Texas in August 1980. The unusual strength of Dorian and the rate at which it developed is consistent with the expectation of more intense hurricanes in a warming world. See video of conditions in the Bahamas above. Dorian is now tied for having the second-highest winds of any Atlantic hurricanes on record: 1. Dorian entered rare air for this metric, too. This may go without saying given the bullets above, but it’s worth repeating — and zooming in on the hardest-hit places in the northwest parts of the island nation. Catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane Dorian, with winds that were clocked at 185 mph Sunday as it approached the Bahamas, has had a pressure as low as 911 millibars, or 26.90 inches. Rapid intensification refers to an increase in wind speeds of at least 35 mph in 24 hours. 185 mph (Dorian 2019, Labor Day 1935, Gilbert 1988, Wilma 2005)3. Those storms were Hurricane Allen in 1980, which has winds of 190 mph, Hurricane Gilbert in 1988 had winds of 185 mph and Hurricane Wilma in 2005 had winds of 185 mph. 190 mph (Allen 1980) 2. Gaining strength at record speed: Dorian underwent what’s known as rapid intensification between both Friday and Saturday and Saturday and Sunday. Dorian is now among most powerful hurricanes on record. Strongest landfall winds (tie): Hurricane Dorian’s 185 mph (160 knots) sustained wind at landfall on Great Abaco in the northwest Bahamas this afternoon tied for the strongest winds at landfall on record in the Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center said, as of 11 a.m. ©2020, Hearst Television Inc. on behalf of WESH-TV. Wilma impacted Florida in 2005. Strongest storm on record for the Bahamas. Wilma impacted Florida in 2005. Origin. Since 1950, only one Atlantic hurricane has had stronger winds than Dorian's sustained winds of 185 mph. Let’s walk through some of the more impressive statistics. Hurricane Dorian is moving across the Bahamas as a Category-5 storm and forecasters say it's glacial pace will cause even more devastation. It’s the strongest storm on record to occur east of Florida in the Atlantic and so far north. The decade that recorded the greatest number of … L'accident n'a pas fait de victimes, mais la ville a été fortement touchée par les bourrasques de l'ouragan de catégorie 2. That’s south of where forecasters predict that Dorian will hit the Florida coast. Before Dorian, its worst storm was the 1932 Bahamas hurricane, which passed by with 160 mph winds as a Category 5. Strongest storm on record east of Florida and north of the Caribbean: Whether your metric of strength is wind speed or low pressure (the lower the pressure, the stronger the storm), Dorian places first for the most intense in this zone. Hurricane Andrew, with sustained winds of 165 mph, made landfall in Homestead, Fla., on Aug. 24, 1992. Hurricane Dorian’s 185 mph sustained puts the storm in company with Hurricane Wilma (2005), Hurricane Gilbert (1988) and the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. ET, that Dorian is a Category 1 storm with sustained winds near 85 mph and it is moving northwest … Winds in Dorian reached 185 mph at 12:40 p.m. EDT on Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Dorian may have produced gusts as high as 220 mph. Receive daily coronavirus & public health news straight to your inbox. Allen topped out at 190 mph sustained. Kaio Dorian (怒李庵 海王, Dorian Kaiō), sometimes romanized as Kaio Durian, is a fictional character from anime and manga series of Baki the Grappler. After striking the northern Bahamas, it matched the 1935 Labor Day hurricane for the strongest winds of any storm making landfall. Advertisement It’s common to refer to an intense hurricane as being “huge.” As you may have gathered following our storm coverage, Hurricane Dorian isn’t going anywhere fast, so we could see more records set. El huracán Dorian ya esde categoría 4, según el más reciente reporte. Allen struck the Caribbean, eastern and northern Mexico, and southern Texas in August 1980. Since 1950, only one Atlantic hurricane has had stronger winds than Dorian's sustained winds of 185 mph. One theory, widely believed in ancient times, is that they originated in the northern mountainous regions of Greece, ancient Macedonia and Epirus, and obscure circumstances brought them south into the Peloponnese, to certain Aegean islands, Magna Graecia, Lapithos and Crete. Two other storms also had winds of 185 … Dorian became the fifth Category 5 hurricane to form in the past four years in the Atlantic following Matthew (2016), Irma (2017), Maria (2017) and Michael (2018).