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Hurricane Arlene
Category 5 hurricane
Formed July 14
Dissipated August 6
Damage $18.5 billion (2015 USD)

Hurricane Arlene was a very powerful July Hurricane, reaching an intensity of 175 mph and a pressure of 890 mbars. Arlene made a rare landfall in the UK with winds of about 110 mph. A very rare occurrence, Arlene made another landfall in Italy as a Category-1 and died in Russia.



Meteorological history

Arlene was a very rare and powerful storm, it first formed off of Africa from the remnants of a tropical cyclone in the north Indian ocean, it rapidly organized and was called 'Tropical Storm Arlene' with winds set at 40 mph.

As it moved into an exceptionally favorable area for strengthening it strengthened rapidly to Category-2 status on July 17th, after it Strengthened to Category-4 on July 19th, it did an eye-wall replacement cycle and weakened to Category-1, with winds of 75 mph.

Early on July 22nd, it exploded in size and intensity, it strengthened from Category-2 to Category-5 in only 6 hours, going from 105 mph to 160 mph- With a Pressure drop from 970 mbars to 903 mbars- 67 mbars.

It further intensified to 175 mph and a pressure of 890 mbars.

Soon it weakened to a Category-3 before strengthening to A Cstegory-4 again, from 120 mph to 155 mph.
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European Effects

Just Before Midnight on July 31st, it made landfall In the UK with winds of 110 mph. A very rare occurance.

And Early On August 4th, Arlene strengthened from 50 mph to 90 mph and made landfall in Italy.

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Eventually it disapated near Moscow, Russia.

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