The 2019 hurricane season has been a year of tropical milestones.
First in August, meteorologists saw the slow development of Hurricane Dorian; the strongest hurricane of the year, and also taking the title of one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded to make landfall in the western Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph. Dorian matched the same strength observed in the devastating 1935 Labor Day Hurricane.
But 2019 saw another storm make history with Hurricane Lorenzo before it began fading into obscurity. The once strong Category 5 storm developed quickly in the eastern Atlantic Ocean with maximum sustained wind speeds of 160 mph, making it the strongest hurricane to develop in the eastern Atlantic, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.