These winds extended 50 miles from the center. It was a Category 5 storm when it made landfall on Barbuda on September 6, 2017. Weather Producer August 26, 2011 at 2:53 pm Image from space as Hurricane Irene … A Hurricane Irene timeline. The first, as a Category 1 hurricane (sustained winds of 85 miles per hour) was near Cape Lookout, North Carolina on Saturday morning, August 27. Its winds were 185 miles per hour for 37 hours. This timeline documents tropical cyclone formations, strengthening, weakening, landfalls, extratropical transitions, and dissipations during the season. Buses, airplanes, trains and roads are back to normal. Hurricane Irene had two landfalls on U.S. soil. SUNDAY OVERNIGHT. Hurricane Irene: Wind, Rainfall, Timeline Forecast For Southern New England By Terry Eliasen, Meteorologist, WBZ-TV Exec. In the end … With the storm still hours and hours away, this is a one hour timeline from 4-5PM. ... Hurricane Irene passes over the Caribbean. Make educational timelines or create a timeline for your company website. Hurricane Irma was the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history. Well, it's easy as toast! The rains are heavy but the winds keep building and things outside, like the tree keep cracking and breaking. Hurricane Irma makes landfall at Cudjoe Key in the lower Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm with 130 mph sustained winds. Timetoast's free timeline maker lets you create timelines online. Hurricane Irene was a large and destructive tropical cyclone which affected much of the Caribbean and East Coast of the United States during late August 2011. 1 a.m.: The eye of Irene passes by Maryland's coast, with some winds reaching 56 mph. How to make a timeline? An unofficial wind gust was clocked at 199 miles per hour. As Hurricane Irene leaves town, bussineses and transportation reopened. Also, since many Vermont towns were cut off by flooding, National Guard Helicopters bring food and water to these towns. The ninth named storm, first hurricane, and first major hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, Irene originated from a well-defined Atlantic tropical wave that began showing signs of organization east of the Lesser Antilles.