September 13, 1999This 1km-resolution GOES-8 visible loop spans 1101Z-2202Z.
At the beginning of the loop, Floyd had winds of 135kts (MSLP was 921mb). 11 hours later, the sustained winds were still 135kts (MSLP was 923mb). During this period, the storm maintained its peak intensity as it passed north of the islands of Samana Cay, Crooked Island, Acklins Island, and Mayaguana.
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