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NASA: 10 year major hurricane drought for U.S. continues

Hurricane season started June 1st, and with it an unprecedented 10 year long drought of U.S. landfalling hurricanes that are Category 3 or higher. Bonnie, the second tropical storm of the 2016 season, drenched parts of the Atlantic coast from Georgia to Rhode Island with up to 8 inches this past Memorial Day weekend. What’s…

This map shows the total increase of photosynthesis and carbon uptake by forests caused by all hurricanes in 2004. The dotted gray lines represent the paths of the individual storms. CREDIT Lauren Lowman, Duke University

Surprise: Hurricanes create carbon sequestion – exceed carbon emissions by American vehicles each year

Hurricanes key to carbon uptake by forests Increases in carbon uptake by southeast US forests in response to tropical cyclone activity alone exceed carbon emissions by American vehicles each year From Duke University: While hurricanes are a constant source of worry for residents of the southeastern United States, new research suggests that they have a…

Hurricane Alex on Jan. 14 at 15:30 UTC (10:30 a.m. EST) in the central Atlantic Ocean. The image revealed an eye and showed bands of thunderstorms spiraling into the low level center of circulation. Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response

Formation of an unusual off-season North Atlantic Hurricane

From NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER: The low pressure area known as System 90L developed rapidly since Jan. 13 and became Hurricane Alex on Jan. 14. Several satellites and instruments captured data on this out-of-season storm. NASA’s RapidScat instrument observed sustained winds shift and intensify in the system and NASA’s Aqua satellite saw the storm develop…

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It’s the peak of the hurricane season, and guess what…

There are no tropical storm, depressions, or hurricanes anywhere on Earth. Guest essay by Dr. Richard Keen Today is the normal peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season, Source: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/climo/images/peakofseason.gif So far, the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season has been a dud.  For the past few days Tropical Storm Henri has churned, or at least ruffled, the waters…