Who has the most up to date info on Hurricane Irene?
The National Hurricane Center - the ones who make the official forecasts and even fly into the storm - will have the most up to date information. See the related link.
There have been numerous Hurricane Irenes in history because the name cycles every 6 years and has not yet been retired. Most recently, Hurricane Irene in 2005 topped out at 105 mph. So far the Hurricane Irene that is currently active peaked at 100 mph before weakening to 90 mph. Currently the storm is expected to reach a second peak of 125 mph later this week.
No. Not even close. There are two main measures of hurricane intensity: wind speed and barometric pressure. Hurricane Irene is already past its peak of 120 mph winds and a pressure of 942 millibars (the lower the pressure, the stronger the storm). The strongest Hurricane on record in terms of wind speed was Hurricane Camille at 190 mph. The most intense tropical cyclone (generic term for hurricane, typhoon etc.) on recordwas Typhoon Tip with a…
Both Irene and Sandy were destructive hurricanes that had major impacts on the U.S. east coast. They both followed similar paths, passing though the Caribbean, and moving north through the Bahamas and up the U.S. East Coast. With costs in the billions of dollars they are among the most destructive hurricanes in U.S. history.