Hurricane Allen (). Photo by KoritheMan
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Hurricane Allen

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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.

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5. KoritheMan
3:57 AM GMT on October 17, 2009
Wait yeah, that was factually incorrect, 1900. I probably meant to say "most intense ever observed at the time across the Yucatan Channel."
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4. cpool
4:11 AM GMT on October 16, 2009
But: Allen also produced the fifth-lowest minimum pressure ever recorded in the Atlantic basin at 899 mbar (hPa) and was the strongest known hurricane in the basin, in terms of pressure, since 1935.
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3. cpool
4:07 AM GMT on October 16, 2009
And: Allen again weakened to a Category 4 storm through interactions with land, but it restrengthened into a Category 5 hurricane for a third time as it moved over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, again keeping this intensity for nearly a full day and with a pressure drop to 909 mbar (26.8 inHg), the lowest pressure ever recorded in the western Gulf of Mexico.
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2. cpool
4:05 AM GMT on October 16, 2009
Actually: Allen attained a central pressure of 911 mbar (26.9 inHg), the lowest pressure on record in the Eastern Caribbean
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1. 1900hurricane
3:31 AM GMT on October 16, 2009
Wouldn't that be incorrect because the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 had a central pressure measurement of 892 mb, 7 mb lower than Allen?
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