Some coastal areas are more prone to devastating hurricanes. Meteorologist explains why via The Current

Warm water, little wind shear and moisture spark storms but coastlines and offshore shelves help determine strength. Some coastal areas are more prone to devastating hurricanes – a meteorologist explains why — The Current Every coastline in the North Atlantic is vulnerable to tropical storms, but some areas are more susceptible to hurricane destruction than others.This story alsoContinue reading “Some coastal areas are more prone to devastating hurricanes. Meteorologist explains why via The Current”

These are the 10 costliest hurricanes in U.S. history – 3 are from 2017 — CW33 NewsFix

The year 2017 was the costliest ever for weather and climate disasters in the United States, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday, totaling $306 billion. The previous record year, 2005, saw $215 billion in disasters. Three storms, Harvey, Irma and Maria all landed in the top five on NOAA’s updated list of the costliest U.S.Continue reading “These are the 10 costliest hurricanes in U.S. history – 3 are from 2017 — CW33 NewsFix”

How Cuba and Puerto Rico responded to their hurricanes — Repeating Islands

Will Grant (BBC) writes about the differences and similarities between Cuba and Puerto Rico’s responses to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, respectively: If Hurricane Irma hitting Cuba and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico had one thing in common it was that – despite ample warning – they seemed to take many by surprise. It was […]Continue reading “How Cuba and Puerto Rico responded to their hurricanes — Repeating Islands”

Tens Of Thousands Flee As Hurricane Harvey Closes In On Texas

        Surfline Surf Forecasts  HOUSTON (AP) — With time running out, tens of thousands of people fled from the path of Hurricane Harvey Friday as it picked up strength and took aim at a wide swath of the Texas Gulf Coast that includes oil refineries, chemical plants and dangerously flood-prone Houston, theContinue reading “Tens Of Thousands Flee As Hurricane Harvey Closes In On Texas”

Intensity of hurricanes is increased by global warming — nuclear-news

Dahr Jamail | Record Heating of Earth’s Oceans Is Driving Uptick in Hurricanes http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/37877-record-heating-of-earth-s-oceans-is-driving-uptick-in-hurricanes Thursday, 06 October 2016 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report As Hurricane Matthew impacts the East Coast of the US this week, it is important to consider how rising ocean temperatures are contributing to the intensification of storms worldwide. Earlier thisContinue reading “Intensity of hurricanes is increased by global warming — nuclear-news”