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Dangerous Rapidly Intensifying Landfalling Hurricanes Like Michael and Harvey May Grow More Common
Dr. Jeff Masters or Weather Underground 10/12/2018
As Hurricane Michael sped northwards on October 9 towards a catastrophic landfall on Florida’s Panhandle, the mighty hurricane put on an phenomenal display of rapid intensification. Michael’s winds increased by 45 mph in the final 24 hours before landfall, taking it from a Category 2 hurricane with 110 mph winds to an extremely dangerous high-end Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds. It was a disturbing déjà vu of what had happened just one year earlier. On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey rapidly intensified by 40 mph in the 24 hours before landfall, from a Category 1 storm with 90 mph winds to a Category 4 storm with 130 mph winds.
Read the Whole article by world renown Meteorologist Dr. Jeff Masters.
Also see: the the March 2017 science paper "Will Global Warming Make Hurricane Forecasting More Difficult?" written by the American Meteorological Society (AMS)