“As a Category 5 with sustained winds of 185 miles per hour, Irma now ranks among the most powerful hurricanes (as measured by wind speed) ever recorded. Irma has sustained these 185 mph winds for more than 24 hours, a record length of time. And it’s one of the most powerful cyclones to ever make landfall.” (Vox)
Eyad Atallah, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University
He’s a research associate and course lecturer at McGill University where he teaches classes such as the Science of Storms.
Cellphone: 571-278-9666, eyad.atallah [at] mcgill.ca (English)
John Gyakum, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University
He’s the chair of the Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences. His research interests are in hurricanes, tropical cyclones and heavy precipitation events.
He’s available after 3 PM today.
john.gyakum [at] mcgill.ca (English)