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This is how the world ends: will we soon see category 6 hurricanes?

15.09.2018
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There is no such thing as a category 6 hurricane or tropical storm - yet. But a combination of warmer oceans and more water in the atmosphere could make the devastation of 2017 pale in comparison There is no such thing as a category 6 hurricane or tropical storm - yet. The highest level - the top of the scale for the most powerful, most devastating hurricane or tropical storm capable of destroying entire cities like New Orleans or New York - is a category 5 storm.Meteorologists and scientists never imagined that there would be a need for a category 6 storm, with winds that exceed 200 miles per hour on a sustained basis, sweeping away everything in its path. Until now, such a storm wasn't possible, so there was no need for a new category above category 5. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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