Dangerous Hurricane Matthew Strengthens in Record Hot Environment — May hit Florida Twice

5 Oct

robertscribbler

Hurricane Matthew has already been a storm for the record books. Matthew was the lowest latitude Category 5 storm to form on record in the Atlantic basin. An achievement that bears testament to the amount of heat energy the storm was feeding on — as higher latitude storms can better leverage the Earth’s spin to increase wind speed. It was the longest lasting Category 4-5 storm on record in the Caribbean. And it produced the highest accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) of any hurricane on record for that sea.

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(Matthew is predicted to track along the Eastern Seaboard from Central Florida through Georgia as a major hurricane on Friday and Saturday. After this first predicted strike as a major hurricane, long range model guidance is indicating that Matthew could re-curve. Such a path would bring Matthew repeatedly over the near record warm waters of the Gulf Stream and…

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2 Responses to “Dangerous Hurricane Matthew Strengthens in Record Hot Environment — May hit Florida Twice”

  1. friendpilgrim 2016/10/05 at 7:39 pm #

    I worry about all my friends and family in the path.

    Liked by 1 person

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