Hurricane Matthew Records/Notable Facts Recap (through October 8)

by
Philip Klotzbach

- 80 mph intensification in 24 hours was the 3rd strongest rapid intensification in the Atlantic on record (trailing Wilma-2005 & Felix-2007).

- Maintained Category 4-5 hurricane strength for 102 hours in October - the longest that a hurricane has maintained Category 4-5 strength on record during October in the Atlantic