Hurricanes are slowing, which could be a big problem

Randy Jennings

May 18, 2013
CNN 6/7/2018: "Hurricanes and tropical storms, known as tropical cyclones, are moving slower around the planet, according to a new study from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist James Kossin. The study, release Wednesday in the scientific journal Nature, showed a 10% decrease in forward speed globally between 1949 and 2016, though there is some variation among ocean basins. Kossin, who is also with the National Centers for Environmental Information, found a 20% to 30% slowdown over land areas affected by North Atlantic and North Pacific tropical cyclones, respectively. Slower-moving storms mean greater rainfall totals, as seen with Hurricane Harvey in Texas last year."

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