Why Hurricanes Are Getting Stronger

Hurricanes have always been threatening, but in the past two decades, they’ve become even more destructive. This has led many experts to wonder how hurricanes have become stronger. As they get more threatening, you naturally have to question why. Hurricanes are getting stronger and stronger, and nobody seems to know why. Since 1970, nine hurricanes have reached the U.S. mainland, four of which have made landfall. Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, and Irma were the most destructive, causing more than $300 billion in damages. And hurricanes have been threatening the East Coast, as well as the U.S. Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico coasts, in greater and greater numbers. Hurricanes aren’t only getting bigger; they’re getting stronger, too. Hurricane Harvey and Irma both caused severe damage when they hit last year, and Irma is expected to be the costliest hurricane in United States history. Harvey also caused a huge blow to Houston, Texas. While both hurricanes were Category 4 or 5 when they hit, Irma was upgraded to a Category 5 when it hit Barbuda. Hurricanes are becoming more violent and more deadly. Hurricane Michael, which hit Florida, Florida, Georgia Line, Alabama, and Georgia, had sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, making it the strongest storm ever to hit that part of the country. Hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked havoc on the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. Hurricanes Florence and Michael have caused billions of dollars in damage. Hurricanes aren’t the only weather phenomenon that is getting stronger. Hurricanes may become even stronger in the coming years due to climate change. Hurricanes are becoming more intense, and more intense hurricanes are more likely to generate widespread catastrophic damage. However, there is still a lot we don’t know about hurricanes and how they may become more severe in the future. An increase in global warming is impacting weather across the world. Hurricanes are becoming more ferocious, more intense, and more frequent. Last year was the costliest hurricane season on record, with a price tag of $180 billion. Hurricanes Dorian and Florence brought death and destruction to communities, and scientists say these storms are only getting worse. The planet is getting hotter, and that heat is making the weather more extreme. Hurricanes are no exception, as the increased heat and humidity caused by climate change are making hurricanes more powerful. The 2014-2015 season saw an increase in the intensity and frequency of these storms, with 15% more named storms, 50% more major hurricanes, and 111% more total hurricanes than 20 years ago. Scientists believe that this increased activity is also linked to climate change. Climate change plays a role in the formation of hurricanes, especially due to warmer ocean temperatures. Recent studies suggest that hurricanes are becoming more powerful because of climate change. A study published in Nature Climate Change in 2017 calculated that sea levels have risen at a rate of 1.6 inches globally since 1993. This has caused ocean temperatures to rise, which has caused hurricanes to become stronger and more frequent. Researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) predict that by 2100, on average, there will be 10 to 20 percent more Category 4 and 5 hurricanes per year. Hurricanes are becoming more severe because of climate change, according to a new study commissioned by The Weather Channel. Hurricanes are increasing in strength and frequency because of wind shear that forms when air currents in a high-pressure zone diverge. In areas where wind shear is stronger than normal, tropical storms and hurricanes have more intense winds and rainfall. Hurricanes are getting stronger because of climate change, according to a new study. The study examined hurricane intensity, direction, and location between 1980 and 2016 and found that storms are getting stronger because of climate change. Hurricane Matthew was the first storm to hit the mainland United States, causing catastrophic damage to many coastal areas.  Hurricanes are becoming stronger and more destructive because they are fueled by warmer sea temperatures. Hurricanes are among the most potent storms around, packing 150-200 mph winds and devastating storm surges. Climate change amplifies the destructive power of hurricanes, causing storms to gather strength quicker, dumping more rain, and creating more destructive floods and mudslides.

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