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In 2017, as we have seen, the nearly twelve-year record hurricane streak of no category 3 or larger storms hitting the United States came to a crashing halt with Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall near Rockport, Texas, as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 130 mph on August 25. Harvey will go down in the record books as the top rainfall-producing hurricane, dropping 60.58 inches in Nederland, Texas, from August 24 to September 1. The previous top rain producer was Tropical Storm Amelia, which produced 48 inches in Medina, Texas, in 1978. 35As Hurricane Harvey was battering the coast, the climate activists and the media began the incessant drumbeat of how man-made “global warming” had made Harvey worse.
But Climatologist Judith Curry refuted such claims: “Anyone blaming Harvey on global warming doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The huge amounts of rain are associated with Harvey’s stalled movement.”
Hurricane - Irma - Florida - Landfall - September
Hurricane Irma made its Florida landfall on September 10 as a category 4 hurricane. Hurricane Maria also made landfall in the United States as category 4 hurricane. Neither storm was unprecedented. Colorado State University meteorologist Philip Klotzbach’s analysis of Irma found that it made landfall in Florida at 929 millibars (mb) of landfall pressure, tying it for the seventh most powerful storm to hit the mainland since record keeping began in the 1850s. Hurricane Harvey, ranked eighteenth at 938 mb,...
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