Amazing video, from the weather channel, ‘Why Hurricane Categories Make a Difference‘, linked here.
How Climate Change Amplified Hurricane Matthew // Published on Oct 6, 2016
I discuss how Hurricane Matthew is a much worse storm because of our rapid climate changed system.
Higher sea-surface and sub-surface water temperatures, rapid sea-level rise along the east coast of North America, from hot water expansion, glacial melt and Gulf Stream slowing, and larger storm surges from more powerful and larger storms are all worsened by climate change.
Matthews path is worse case, apart from a Cat 5 on a similar path hitting Florida lower, to trash Miami as well.
Remember when Hurricane Sandy did that incredibly crazy left turn and hit New York at the end of October, 2012. And now, in early October, 2016 Hurricane Matthew is buzz-sawing the Florida coastline.
Hmm…do 2012 and 2016 have something in common? Why yes. Mid-September of 2012 had record low Arctic sea ice, and this year it was second lowest.
No surprise to me. Rapidly darkening Arctic and temperature amplification is juicing up extremes of weather and climate around the planet.
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I show screen captures on my iPhone from the great app called RadarScope, as Hurricane Matthew approaches Florida and moves up the coastline on October 7, 2015. Times of image are on each image.