View Full Version : What is really happening to Florida?
Sep 6th, 2004, 10:50 AM
First with Bonnie and Charley, then Frances, and now Ivan. With hurricane Ivan being forecastesed to hit south FL in a week, it is quickly transforming into a hurricane Gilbert-force storm. By tomorrow, it will be a category 5 and already is the fastest developing storm in history!!! What is really happening to Florida? Will it be in disasters past for the next few years? Is this just a lone freak year, or will this string of storms continue for years on end?
Sep 6th, 2004, 2:10 PM
Well, from what i know, Florida will be getting hit like this every year during hurricane season. Not always as bad as this but it has been happening for a while. They are always in the path of hurricanes because the storms that develop near Africa follow that pattern a lot. Its got something to do with the trade winds i think. I dont know, any meteorologists here who would care to explain?
Sep 6th, 2004, 2:12 PM
Some would say that it's global warming. This may be true but hurricane intensity and numbers do fluctuate with time. I remember hearing in the late 1990's that we were entering a period of increased hurricane activity. As for Florida, a quick glance at the map shows that it's pretty much the bullseye for Atlantic hurricanes.
Sep 6th, 2004, 2:16 PM
I bet over time the path may change but that will take a couple of years. If you really look back at the years for hurricanes you will notice that the Carolinas used to be major targets for the hurricanes and that now these "target areas" have been moving more to the south.
Sep 6th, 2004, 4:17 PM
Actually, the overall weather pattern is making all the hurricanes go to florida, not more north because there is a "bermuda high" that is blocking all the hurricanes from going north.
Sep 6th, 2004, 7:00 PM
What is the Bermuda high?
Sep 6th, 2004, 7:36 PM
It is a High Pressure system sitting over the Bermuda Triangle Area.
Sep 6th, 2004, 9:10 PM
Well knowledge of "hot spots" for certain natural disasters in the US and understanding of how they happen will soundly answer your question Samurai, get to googling:)
Sep 12th, 2004, 11:41 AM
It is possible that is this just a freak occurance. There was a blizzard that tore through my county a few years ago, snow about every four to ten days. There have been years of little if no snow up here. I don't belive that this is something that'll happen for years to come. One year of bad hurricanes, the next few years of little if no activity. But only time will tell.
Sep 12th, 2004, 1:18 PM
I believe we answered this in another thread. Sry, cant find the link right now.
Sep 12th, 2004, 1:28 PM
Threads merged, thank you for your cooperation hehe
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