Hurricane Walaka and Super Typhoon Kong-rey attained Category 5 strength in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, marking the first time in 13 years two storms of that intensity have roamed the tropics simultaneously.

Walaka was deemed a Category 5 by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center at 8 p.m. EDT Monday while it was well to the southwest of Hawaii. Kong-rey hit this top rating on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale a few hours later at 11 p.m. EDT Monday, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

via Walaka and Kong-rey Become First Simultaneous Category 5 Storms in 13 Years | The Weather Channel

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Walaka and Kong-rey Become First Simultaneous Category 5 Storms in 13 Years | The Weather Channel

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