The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season: A Record Breaker

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season: A Record Breaker

Postby podaac » Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:47 pm

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season set records, as the most active season as well as the most expensive in terms of property damage. Additionally, it was the fifth consecutive season since 2016 with above average number of storms. Overall there were 30 named storms, with thirteen of the storms developing into hurricanes, and six intensifying into major hurricanes. Twelve of the hurricanes that developed made landfall in the contiguous United States, breaking a record set in 1916. The season was also the fifth consecutive one in which a category 5 hurricane was formed. The energy for the 2020 hurricane season was....

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Re: The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season: A Record Breaker

Postby carros » Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:47 pm

Climate change can lead to increases in storm surge due to rising seas, increasing storm size, and increasing storm wind speeds also.

Historically, storm surge has been the most important impact of tropical cyclones in coastal regions.

From 1963 to 2012, storm surge caused 49 percent of hurricane deaths, with rain accounting for 27 percent.

However, from 2016 to 2018, extreme precipitation, not storm surge, was the top source of hurricane-related deaths.

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