Unhurried hurricanes: Study says tropical cyclones slowing

Olive Hawkins
June 9, 2018

Kossin, who is also with the National Centers for Environmental Information, found a 20% to 30% slowdown over land areas affected by North Atlantic and North Pacific tropical cyclones, respectively.

As storms move slower, they can unload more heavy rain and pound coastal areas longer, increasing damage potential.

This isn't about how powerful a storm's winds are, just how fast it chugs along.

Experts believe that continued global warming will increase the severity of tropical storms, but they also believe this anthropogenic warming will increase rainfall.

Christina Patricola, a scientist with the climate and ecosystem sciences division of California's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, called Kossin's work "important and new" and says she found it "pretty convincing". A slow storm increases the risk of damaging floods.

Kushner and Kardashian Win Pardon For Alice Johnson
Then, after saying she screamed when she got the news, she also took time to thank both Kardashian and Trump for her new freedom. Kim K shared the president's decision on Twitter on June 6, writing " best news ever " in all caps with a news article.

Griezmann will play in Messi's shadow, says Mendieta
And speaking to Spanish radio station COPE , Griezmann said: "If I'm going to continue at Atletico, I don't know, we'll see". United have a good relationship with Dortmund, the two teams spoke, but Sokratis chose to go to Arsenal .

3 takeaways from Game 3 vs. Warriors
James and Kevin Love looked stunned by Durant's shot and sounded resigned during their postgame news conferences. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.

"If the atmosphere can hold more water vapor, then things are going to tend to rain more", Kossin said.

"My study is pretty far from an attribution study", he said. "At least not yet". Indeed, after around 1980, we could observe them by geostationary satellite - before that, storms in the open ocean might have been missed completely and gone unrecorded, at least if they never encountered any vessel. That's bad news for places like Houston, Texas, which is still rebuilding after catastrophic flooding.

In a warming world where atmospheric circulations are expected to change, the atmospheric circulation that drives tropical cyclone movement is expected to weaken.

"Inland flooding, freshwater flooding, is taking over as the key mortality risk now associated with these storms", Kossin said.

Follow the Bangor Daily News on Facebook for the latest ME news.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER