The Major Hurricanes of 2011 - Part One (January-April)
The year started off with a quiet Southern Hemisphere season. Unlike usual, there weren't many severe tropical cyclones until late January, well behind the average date. Although, the SHem seasons quickly heated up.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Wilma (Southern Pacific)
Wilma was the first tropical cyclone in 2011 to reach 115mph (1-minute sustained winds). It formed on January 18th and it reached the major hurricane milestone on January 24th and later went onto intensify to a peak intensity of 135mph (1-min) and 930mb on January 26th.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi (Southern Pacific-Australia)
Yasi formed on January 26th and it reached the major hurricane milestone on January 31st and later went …
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Well, I see no reason to not have a blog about this. These are my 25 favourite storms since I started tracking back in 2005:
- Severe Tropical Cyclone Monica (2006, AUS): There is really NO reason not to absolutely love this storm. It was by far the most beautiful storm in the recent era, and plus it hit land as a very strong storm and barely dented a window.
- Super Typhoon Megi (2010, WPac): Amazingly, this storm made landfall near peak intensity of 190mph (1-min surface winds, which is a record itself) but it didn't cause a devastatingly high amount of damage or a huge amount of deaths. This would be number one if it didn't kill people.
- Major Hurricane Rick (2009, EPac): This rare late October category 5 hurricane did 3 things that earn it the…
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