NHC warns of ‘worst case scenario’ has come up with Florence
Ken Graham, director of the National Hurricane Center, don’t see anything in the Hurricane Florence path at the expense of the category 4 hurricane before it makes landfall.
Hurricane Florence, a potentially catastrophic storm rolled in the direction of the south-east of the V. S., is intensified further to the north than a typical storm of this magnitude.
Florence is about 370 km south-southwest of Bermuda and around 845 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, as of 2 pm ET, according to the NHC.
The centre says the storm is moving west-northwest around 17 km / h and has a maximum sustained winds of about 130 km / h.
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Although it is difficult to here a storm is the intensification of one particular factor over another, a scientist, explained some of the possible reasons to Fox News.
“There Is literature that supports the idea of stronger storms is higher in the width with the time. These claims are bound to be a warmer ocean temperatures, and the poleward expansion of the Hadley Cell,” Michael Ventrice, meteorological scientist at The weather Company, which is the property of IBM, told Fox News.
#Climatechange could be a reason, or coincidence. https://t.co/zA81IwqPlS
— Michael Ventrice (@MJVentrice) September 5, 2018
“For Florence, in particular, this was not a result of warmer ocean temperatures. In fact, ocean temperatures were near normal, or slightly lower than the average,” Ventrice said.
In the case of Florence, there was an upper-level trough that helped to fuel the monster hurricane rapid intensification.
“It is possible that this trough—tropical cyclone interaction is caused by any change, however,” Ventrice added. “We’ll have to see that a higher sampling of the storms in the next 50 to 100 years feature of the claim of the climate change as the culprit in Florence intensification.”
North Carolina has only been hit by a Category 4 storm since reliable recording began in the 1850s. That was Hurricane Hazel, which was already responsible for the deaths of 1,000 people in Haiti and the wind was clocked at 150 km / h when it hit the coast in 1954.
Fox News’ Lucia Suarez Sand and Zoe Szathmary contributed to this report.
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