In September 2003, MSG monitored the development of Hurricane Isabel, which was 'born' on 7 September, southwest of the Cap Verde Islands.
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08 September 2003
On 13 September 2003, Hurricane Isabel developed into the first category 5 hurricane (i.e mean wind speed of more than 260km/h) since Hurricane Mitch in 1998. On 16 September it degraded to a category 2 hurricane, before making landfall in Northern Carolina and Virginia on 18 September, with winds up to 160km/h.