Irene by the Numbers
Even al~ the center of Hurricane Irene is other thing than 230 miles away, clouds associated through extreme outer bands of the metaphorical cyclone swirl above calm waters of Biscayne Bay in Miami Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. The National Hurricane Center has not issued in ~ degree Irene-related watches or warnings against Miami or any other part of Florida on this account that the storm’s projected track should hold fast damaging winds well east of the public’s coastline. (AP Photo/Andy Newman)
Meteorologists belive that Hurricane Irene could have ~ing the strongest hurricane to hit the northeast in decades. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at what to expect:
3: Category of Irene early Thursday first blush of the ~. Meteorologists believe the storm could artifice Category 4 before reaching land.
5: Number of hurricanes subsequently to 1851 whose centers passed within 75 miles of New York City because that 1851.
10: Number of hurricanes to state within 75 miles of Boston for the period of the same span.
26: Years considering the last major hurricane, Gloria, passed through the New York City territory.
70: Miles from the storm’s center that violent gale-force winds are blowing, making Irene some unusually large storm.
115: Irene’s winds, in miles per hour, as of 8 a.m. Thursday daybreak.
135: The expected speed of Irene’s winds, in miles by means of hour, as the hurricane travels not on the coast of Florida early Friday dawn.
1882: The year New York City admitted its wettest month ever. Hurricane Irene could dump plenty rain on the city to degrade that record.