The Hydrology of 2017’s Hurricanes

Recently the North American Continent and Caribbean Islands was ravaged by a series of violent hurricanes. The hurricanes that hit the U.S. typically start off as severe storms on the west coast of Africa. As the storm hits the ocean, it will gather strength by feeding off the warmth and moisture of the ocean. Then, thanks to the Coriolis Effect, it gains rotation.

The Coriolis Effect is a phenomenon that causes fluids and air to curve over the earth’s surface. This occurs because the earth is rotating on its axis from west to east and it spins faster where the sphere bulges, the equator. As the hurricane spins an area of high pressure is created up top and low pressure on the bottom. The whole thing rotates around the eye of the storm.

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Social Saturday: Update Hurricane Irma

Damien

No questions were posted yesterday. Feel free to begin leaving questions for next Saturday.

As for hurricane Irma, Evacuation obviously no longer viable. I had heard that the state attempted to evacuate as many as possible and many more moved inland Florida. Now all we can do is hold our breath.

Either way if you are looking for updates on the storm here is a link: New York Times Live Updates Irma.

STAY SAFE FLORIDIANS!

Social Saturday: Hurricane Irma

Damien

Normally I would have asked you all to leave questions in the comments last night. I got home late though and that didn’t happen. Leave questions for me in the comments of this post and I will answer tonight.

Now that that is out of the way, lets talk about Hurricane Irma. If you are in it’s path I am pleading you evacuate. This is a storm like we haven’t seen in 80 years.

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Irma Satellite Images

Source of pic Independent

The satellite images show that this storm is no joke. The size alone swallowed the islands it hit. Don’t think you will survive. GET OUT. After all Irma isn’t alone.

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NBC Sat Image of Irma and Jose

Source of picture NBC News. 

The Caribbean is preparing for Jose and at this point they don’t have much left. If it were me I wouldn’t be taking chances when two hurricanes are following one after the other.

After all this is the damage Irma did to St. Martin:

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Saint Martin, NBC News

Source for pic: NBC NEWS

Irma is suppose to now be heading toward Tampa. I am begging my family, friends and strangers. Just leave. Please, take your elderly. Yesterday it was the Bahamas, the storm is coming don’t wait.

Irma heading for Tampa

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St. Martin, NBC News

Source for pic: NBC NEWS