Uploaded by: KoritheMan
Thursday August 7, 1980
Caption: Visible satellite image of Hurricane Allen on August 7, 1980. At this time, Allen had maximum one-minute sustained surface winds of 190 mph, well above the minimum threshold of 156 mph needed for Category 5 status, the highest intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. Also during this time, Allen's minimum central pressure was 899 mb, as measured by reconnaissance aircraft. At the time, this was the lowest observed central pressure in the Yucatan Channel.