How “Explosive Intensification” Created the Deadliest US Hurricane in Over 100 Years

On September 16, 2017 a growing tropical storm strengthened into a category 1 hurricane. Then something starling happened. Within 24 hours, the winds grew from 85 miles per hour to over 160 mph catapulting the category 1 into a terrible category 5. Weather scientists call this kind of change a "rapid intensification." The definition applies … Continue reading How “Explosive Intensification” Created the Deadliest US Hurricane in Over 100 Years