Thread: OT: Hurricane Earl
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09-02-2010, 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Panfork View Post
I've been trying to explain this to people constantly, whenever it comes up in a conversation. There's a reason why Long Island doesn't get hurricanes, and a reason why when it does, they're weak and cause minimal damage. The basic science behind it is really simple. Middle school stuff. Hurricanes grow off warm ocean water, what we have is colder ocean water. Which is not good food for a hurricane. So it weakens.
Here's some current SST's from wunderground just for clarifying the difference in ocean temps we're talking about

Further south:

Around us:

Once again, everything is hotlinked, so expect them to change.

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