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A 'Medicane' Forms

A 'Medicane' Forms

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Wednesday, November 15, 2017/Categories: natural history, video, space science, sustainability, environment, climate change

     Medicane Forcast for Greece, 11-17-17 (credit: European Center for Medium Weather Forecasts)

You've probably have never heard of a Medicane (Mediterranean hurricane) before. That's because they're rare. However, one is in the early stages of forming off Libya now. The hurricane has already produced torrential rains and flooding in Italy and Greece and is heading in their direction as an intense storm later in this week. Temperature and wind speed data has been compiled into an animation showing the storm and its growing strength today.

Weather Forecast MapsTemperature, 2 m above ground, 2017/11/15 5:00 PM (UTC−07:00), ©

 A Hurricane Forming in the Mediterranean Sea Off Libya Moving Towards Italy and Greece, 11-17-17 (credit: Ventusky)

The impact from torrential rains and floods to parts of Greece and Italy has already severe and the storm is still forming.

It's too early to talk about climate change "signals" in this extreme weather event but people are already suffering.



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