Prepare For An Extreme Atlantic Hurricane Season

Cadrene Heslop

Many states have been under severe storm warnings in recent weeks. The weather events, of late, have also broken historical records.

Meteorology research says climate change has supercharged storms. This intensity led to a very active North Atlantic hurricane season in 2020. During this season, rainfall increased by 10% to extreme levels. There was a naming record of 30 Atlantic storms in 2020. Authorities had to resort to a backup list for the second time in history. (source)

Scientists estimate that global warming is heightening weather event severity. It has increased the intensity and frequency of massive tropical storms. Kevin Reed is the lead author of the research. Reed explains, "The main finding of our study is that human-induced climate change increased the extreme rainfall associated with the 2020 hurricane season by 5-10 percent." (source)

Meteorologists warn very active Atlantic hurricane seasons are twice as likely now than in the 1980s.

New research says global heating is supersizing storms. The warming of the sea surface has contributed to more extreme tropical cyclones. When the storm intensifies further to sustained winds of 74mph or more, it becomes a hurricane. The severity of hurricanes then gets measured between categories 1 and 5 on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. (source)

This year's Atlantic hurricane season starts on 1 June and runs until 30 November.

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*Disclaimer: This article is for informational and entertainment purposes only. The author is only reporting the story, please make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest forecasts concerning weather conditions in your area.*

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