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

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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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One thought on “Dangerous Hurricane Matthew Strengthens in Record Hot Environment — May hit Florida Twice

  1. These powerful storms may be the planet getting even for our profligate ways. Unfortunately, we know who will pay the biggest price–the animals who didn’t cause the problems.

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