In the last 24 hour, Hurricane #Dorian intensified from 130kt to 160kt ... in fact it did this in under 9 hours.

Rapid intensification is an impressive enough feat, but becomes extremely rare from high initial intensities. From 130kt, it is unprecedented in the Atlantic. pic.twitter.com/Fi2e0y7EJo

— Sam Lillo (@splillo) September 1, 2019