What effect (if any) could the current wildfires going off on the other side of the nation have on the hurricanes? Winds and pressure and thing of that sort
What prevents hurricanes from reaching sustained winds in excess of 200+ mph? The highest sustained winds in recorded history are all in the 180-190 mph range which almost makes it seem like there is an imaginary cap of some sorts.
Given the frequency with which hurricanes are popping up, is it possible for 2 hurricanes to collide? What happens if they do?
Jose just became a hurricane, following closely behind Irma, which I am assuming (perhaps incorrectly) is sucking energy out of the ocean beneath it as it goes.
Images of other hurricanes' cold wakes give a scale that implies Jose is within the cold wake of Irma
Does the ocean reheat faster than the second image implies? Was there more energy in the ocean before Irma and the residual is enough to supply Jose with more energy? Is Jose getting it from elsewhere? If there was residual energy enough to supply a second hurricane, is there a maximum absorption or an equilibrium point for hurricane <--> ocean energy exchange?
Sorry for the gatling gun questions, very curious! Thanks in advance.
Why do our hurricanes not develop into large permanent or semi-permanent features somewhat comparable to the Great Red Spot of Jupiter? What would it take for them to do so?
I'm curious, ocean temperatures will be decreased as a result of Irma, so with Jose passing in behind it is it possible to see it quickly lose its strength? I'd be absolutely amazed if Jose reaches above a cat 3.
Don't know if this is silly but who names hurricanes? Are they the only natural disasters and why? I've lived through a large earthquake and the people that recall it with me just mention it by the year.
What is Irma going to do to Florida? Will we see a repeat of Houston, except along the entire Florida coastline? How long will it potentially take to repair the damages?
Why Does The National Hurricane Center Generate A 50 Knot Forecast?
34 knots is the cutoff for a tropical storm, and 64 knots is a category I hurricane, so it's clear where those come from. What's the significance of 50 knots? Is it just an approximate halfway point?
What is the other system of measuring hurricanes which was invented for insurance companies and do you think we'll eventually switch to it?
How come there aren't any hurricanes on the West coast?