“Hurricanes could get more severe more quickly than before, according to the scientists who study storm trends and ocean temperatures.”

This newsy video talks about the rapid intensification of hurricanes that have been occurring more frequently in 2017 and 2018. Rapid intensification is when a hurricane increases speeds by 35 mps in a 24-hour period. This rapid intensification is happening because of the increase in water temperatures over the years and scientist predict that more and more hurricanes in the future or going to act this way. Scientist also say that Hurricane Michael, the strongest hurricane to hit the Florida panhandle, was intensifying in places that they are not able to predict to. There is still a lot scientist do not know that cause hurricanes to speed up but learning as quickly as possible can help with evacuations and preparedness for future storms like these. A link to the video is provided below.


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