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The climate crisis could be making Hurricane Sally worse. Here’s how


The future of climate change is here, scientist warns 03:42 (CNN)Scientists believe global warming is influencing hurricanes and making their impacts worse. And Hurricane Sally looks to be checking all their boxes.

Sally officially experienced “rapid intensification,” a term that refers to a storm’s maximum sustained winds increasing at least 35 mph in 24 hours or less, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Sally saw top winds increase from 60 to 100 mph in 12 hours, from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. What ‘rapid intensification’ means for storms 01:10 Rapid intensification is one way scientists believe the climate crisis is impacting hurricanes, with warmer waters helping storms grow stronger and do so faster.

Hurricanes Hanna and Laura earlier this year also rapidly intensified before making landfall in Texas and Louisiana, respectively.

Rapid intensification is especially dangerous when in happens in the 24 to 48 hours before a storm reaches land. That’s because you can go to bed at night anticipating a Category 1, then wake up to a Category 3 major hurricane that brings impacts far worse than earlier anticipated.

And that is exactly what we’ve seen with Sally, Laura and Hanna.Sally is moving at 2 mph — slower than the […]

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