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How bad was Hurricane Frances?

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Hurricane Frances was the second most intense tropical cyclone in the Atlantic during 2004 and proved to be very destructive in Florida. The storm's maximum sustained wind peaked at 145 mph (233 km/h), achieving Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.

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Furthermore, what category was Hurricane Frances when it hit Florida?

The hurricane finally made landfall as a Category 2 storm at Hutchinson Island, FL, early on 5 September with winds of 169 km/h (105 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 960 mb (hPa).

Furthermore, when was Hurricane Frances in Florida? 2004,

Additionally, how fast was Hurricane Frances?

230 km/h

What three hurricanes hit Florida 2004?

Florida was directly impacted by four major hurricanes during the season – Hurricane Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne. This was the first time four tropical cyclones produced hurricane-force winds in one state during a single season since four hurricanes made landfall in Texas in 1886.

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When did the 3 hurricanes hit Florida?

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When was the last time a hurricane hit Florida?

Hurricane Andrew - 1992
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What hurricane hit Florida in the 80s?

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What is the most hurricanes in one year?

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What time is the next hurricane update?

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What OS a hurricane?

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Which Florida hurricane crossed twice?

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Where did Hurricane Jeanne make landfall in Florida?

At 0400 UTC on September 26, Jeanne made landfall with peak winds of 120 mph (195 km/h) on the southern end of Hutchinson Island near Stuart, Florida, with an eye 50 mi (85 km) in diameter. The hurricane moved ashore in almost the same location as Hurricane Frances, which made landfall 21 days prior.

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What category was Jeanne and Frances?

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Where did Hurricane Frances make landfall in 2004?

Frances finally made landfall near Sewall's Point, FL, around 100 AM, on Sunday, September 5, 2004 as a Category 2 storm. The winds were sustained at 105 MPH at landfall with a minimum central pressure of 960 MB. Frances moved west-northwest across east-central Florida early Sunday morning.

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How much rain has fallen in the Bahamas?

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How are hurricanes named?

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What category was Hurricane Charley in Orlando?

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What category was Hurricane Jean?

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Was Hurricane Frances name retired?

Retirement. Because of the damage it caused in the United States, the name Frances was retired in the spring of 2005 by the World Meteorological Organization, and will never again be used for an Atlantic hurricane. In 2010 the name Fiona is on the list instead.

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How many miles wide was Hurricane Frances?

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How many hurricanes have hit Florida?

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