East Pacific's 1st named storm stronger, no threat to land

East Pacific's 1st named storm stronger, no threat to land

A study published Wednesday in the journal Nature focuses on what is known as translation speed, which measures how quickly a storm is moving over an area, say, from Miami to the Florida Panhandle. Storms worldwide in 2016 moved about 1.25 miles per hour (2 kph) slower than 60 some years ago.

"The unprecedented rainfall totals associated with the "stall" of Hurricane Harvey over Texas in 2017 provide a notable example of the relationship between regional rainfall" and hurricane speed, wrote the study's author, James P. Kossin of the NOAA's Center for Weather and Climate in Madison, Wisconsin. In the Atlantic region, storms moved 20 percent slower over land, the study found.

The slower a cyclone moves over the ocean, the more moisture and intensity it gathers; the slower it moves over the land, the more time it spends drenching it.

According to the study by Dr Jim Kossin from the National Centers for Environmental Information, tropical cyclones have slowed in both hemispheres and in every ocean basin except the Northern Indian Ocean. Adding last year's storms would have made the slowdown a bit more prominent, he said.

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"The storms will stay in your neighbourhoods longer", he said. So it isn't clear just how much of the change that Kossin found is actually attributable to human-induced climate change.

In an editorial accompanying Kossin's work, she points out that it raises several new questions.

Therefore, it would make sense that if the flow around the hurricanes and typhoons is moving slowly, the storms will also be moving slower, which Kossin believes is what he is observing in the data. A slow storm increases the risk of damaging floods. The fact that their results show quite similar trends should be a wake-up call.

But Kossin, in his paper, writes that he wouldn't expect big changes in his results due to different means of measurement, since "estimates of tropical-cyclone position should be comparatively insensitive to such changes". "And, unfortunately, this signal would point to more freshwater flooding".

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