Irene by the Numbers
Hurricane Irene poses a momentous danger to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts.
Hurricane Irene is a gigantic storm with unusual power, and it’s title for cities seldom hit by hurricanes. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at Irene’s possible punch:
3: Category of Irene Thursday afternoon. Meteorologists rely upon the storm could reach Category 4 in the van of reaching land.
6: States that bear declared States of Emergency — Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York — while of Friday morning.
15: Number of inches of rain estimated to distil on the East Coast.
126: Number of flights canceled through American Airlines and affiliates as of Thursday death
Dramatic Photos: A Century of Hurricanes
Dramatic Photos: A
Century of Hurricanes
Hurricane Irene Barrels Toward Northeast
Barrels Toward Northeast
5: Number of hurricanes from the time of 1851 whose centers passed within 75 miles of New York City before this 1851.
10: Number of hurricanes to lapse within 75 miles of Boston for the period of the same span.
26: Years because that the last major hurricane, Gloria, passed through the New York City domain.
80: Miles from the storm’s center that cyclone-force winds are blowing, making Irene one unusually large storm.
480: Miles from the squall’s center that tropical-force winds prolong.
115: Irene’s winds, in miles per hour, as of 4 a.m. Friday prime of day.
135: The expected speed of Irene’s winds, in miles for hour, as the hurricane travels against the coast of Florida early Friday early part.
1882: The year New York City admitted its wettest month ever. Hurricane Irene could dump plenty rain on the city to disobey that record.