After picking up steam and strength for days, Hurricane Dorian slowed down early Monday morning -- way down.
For much of Sunday, Dorian was plotting along at about 6 mph, or about as fast as an average person would jog. Then, early Monday morning, reports showed the storm had slowed down even more. For most of Monday, the storm had been moving an average of 1 mph.
While it definitely isn’t recommended, that means you could outrun this storm without even having to run. The average person walks about 3 mph.
So, if this storm isn’t even walking toward Florida, how slow is it?
Let’s start with the really slow ones.
A snail moves at 0.029 mph, which looks a little something like this:
Clocking in at 10-times as fast is the average Galapagos Tortoise, which walks at about .3 mph. Here’s what that looks like:
The fastest tortoise in the world according to the Guinness World Records is Bertie. He walked at a blazing 0.63 mph:
The animal with the top speed closest to 1 mph is a mosquito, which flies at about 1.2 mph:
So how slow is Dorian moving? Slower than a tornado of mosquitos, possibly the only thing in nature scarier than a Category 5 (now Category 4) hurricane.
What other people are reading right now:
- Hurricane Dorian a 'catastrophic' Category 5 hurricane
- Live blog: The latest, need-to-know information on Hurricane Dorian
- 5 dead, 21 injured in second mass shooting in weeks in West Texas
- There've already been 1,000 reports of suspected price gouging in Florida as Dorian approaches
- Orlando International Airport will now stay open through Dorian
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