Humburto

Sep 13 2007 Published by under Climate/Weather, Science

I've been paying a little more attention to Hurricane Humburto than I do to most hurricanes, mostly because the thing came out of nowhere, and got really strong, really fast. I'm not a hurricane-pundit type, but I thought it was a little strange that the storm developed so quickly. Turns out I'm not the only one wondering how that happened. Here's a bit from the latest National Hurricane Center forecast discussion for the storm:

BASED ON OPERATIONAL ESTIMATES...HUMBERTO STRENGTHENED FROM A 30 KT

DEPRESSION AT 15Z YESTERDAY TO A 75 KT HURRICANE AT 09Z THIS

MORNING...AN INCREASE OF 45 KT IN 18 HOURS. TO PUT THIS

DEVELOPMENT IN PERSPECTIVE...NO TROPICAL CYCLONE IN THE HISTORICAL

RECORD HAS EVER REACHED THIS INTENSITY AT A FASTER RATE NEAR

LANDFALL. IT WOULD BE NICE TO KNOW...SOMEDAY...WHY THIS HAPPENED.

I think that pretty much says it all.

One response so far

  • bacopa says:

    what the hell happened with this storm? No mention of it yesterday morning, then yesterday afternoon we were supposed to hunker down fr a flood. Some wind last night, but no more than sprinkles of rain. Maybe God wanted to save Montrose and blast those heritics in Beaumont again. Maybe this is a sign that we should bring back the old-school WestFests of the 90s.