2020 officially saw a record number of $1 billion weather and climate disasters.

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Re: 2020 officially saw a record number of $1 billion weather and climate disasters.

Post by TexasBreeze » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:04 am

As bad as it was it could have been worse. What if Beta hit our area as a hurricane then rode the coast? Laura if it followed the western model/ensembles and hit Hou as a 4/5? New Orleans was the target several times in modeling too for the hurricanes.

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Post by Andrew » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:01 am

From a local perspective, we definitely got lucky with the 2020 Hurricane Season. There were a couple of close calls that would have resulted in devastating destruction across one of the most populated regions of the country. Still, several parts of the country got hit hard, but it definitely could have been a lot worse.
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Post by DoctorMu » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:08 pm

Andrew wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:01 am
From a local perspective, we definitely got lucky with the 2020 Hurricane Season. There were a couple of close calls that would have resulted in devastating destruction across one of the most populated regions of the country. Still, several parts of the country got hit hard, but it definitely could have been a lot worse.
By a hair. The margin of error on those hurricane tracks is very small.
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Post by Andrew » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:12 pm

DoctorMu wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:08 pm
Andrew wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:01 am
From a local perspective, we definitely got lucky with the 2020 Hurricane Season. There were a couple of close calls that would have resulted in devastating destruction across one of the most populated regions of the country. Still, several parts of the country got hit hard, but it definitely could have been a lot worse.
By a hair. The margin of error on those hurricane tracks is very small.
It's also very interesting how Florida has seen less and less tropical activity as of late. It seems like over the last couple of years the mix of SAL, shear, and a stronger Bermuda high have resulted in a lot more Western Caribbean/Gulf of Mexico activity. Something to monitor this hurricane season too.
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