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Deadly Dorian

Deadly Dorian

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Sunday, September 1, 2019/Categories: natural history, photography, sustainability, environment, climate change

                   25-mile Wide Eye-wall Hurricane Dorian, 9-1-2019 (credit: NASA)

Hurricane Dorian has arrived. According to NOAA's National Hurricane Center (NHC) Dorian crashed into the Bahamas as the 2nd-strongest cyclonic storm on record. Dorian's "eye" made landfall at Great Abaco Island near Marsh Harbour with sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts upwards of 220mph. These speeds are behind only Hurricane Allen in 1980.


                          Hurricane Dorian's Suomi Satellite, 9-1-2019 (credit: NASA/NOAA/UWM)

Multiple remote sensing satellites has been following Dorian as it developed in the eastern Caribbean last week. NASA measured the central pressure of the super-storm at 911 millibars which continue to lower, meaning that the super-storm will continue to gain strength and intensify. Dorian is now the fifth Category-5 hurricane to develop in the past five years.

Climate change models consistently show that a warmer atmosphere can carry more water. Rainfall measurements have yet to recorded but they could break records of there own.



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