Your question: How fast was Hurricane Laura?

How fast was Hurricane Laura moving?

Sustained winds of 60 mph with a gust over 70 mph was measured in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on August 23. Laura made landfall on the Pinar del Rio province in western Cuba around 8:00 p.m. August 24 with maximum sustained winds of about 65 mph.

What was Hurricane Laura wind speed at landfall?

Continuing west-northwestward, Laura then moved just south of, and roughly parallel to, the island of Cuba on 24 August with little change in intensity. Around 0000 UTC 25 August, the storm made landfall in the Pinar del Rio province of western Cuba with maximum winds near 55 kt.

How fast was the fastest hurricane?

Data listed are provided by the official Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre, unless otherwise noted. On October 23, 2015, Hurricane Patricia attained the strongest 1-minute sustained winds on record at 215 mph (345 km/h).

How fast did Katrina intensify?

Early on the 28th, Katrina reached a minimum central pressure of 902mb (at the peak) – ranking 7th lowest on record for all Atlantic Basin hurricanes – and rapidly intensified to a Category 5 (175mph).

Was Katrina or Laura stronger?

While Laura was a stronger storm at the time of landfall, a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph, both Rita and Katrina were larger and stronger storms over the course of their durations.

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What was the strongest hurricane in Louisiana?

The 1856 Last Island hurricane (also known as the Great Storm of 1856) was a deadly and destructive tropical cyclone that is tied with Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Ida as the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in the U.S. state of Louisiana, as measured by maximum sustained winds.