The science of tracking hurricanes has seen huge advancements in
recent years, allowing forecasters to better predict paths and
overall impact of the large storms before they actually reach land.
Warning systems and preventative measures are getting better, but
it’s an imperfect science, and even measuring the sheer power of a
hurricane as it’s happening can be difficult.
a new announcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Michael, which made landfall in
October of last year on Florida, has now been upgraded from a
category 4 storm to a category 5. This makes the storm the first
category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the United States since
1992’s Hurricane Andrew.
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Hurricane Michael was even more powerful than scientists initially thought