O.T. Anyone having problems with Dorian?



Bigboote

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Yeah 231 sounds about like how it felt. OK maybe 90% was a “figure of speech.” I don’t know what the actual humidity was, but it was high - impossible to explain to someone from AZ.
Yeah, the old 90-90 thing is a figure of speech. Usually it would be a high in the 90's and humidity in the 90's at the coolest part of the day.

A few years ago when training for a marathon, there was a morning when the temp was about 84 and the humidity in the 90's. The dew point was over 80. Needless to say, I took it easy. That's truly nasty weather, although I'm still glad I don't live in Phoenix.
 

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Here are the ten "worst" hurricanes in recorded U.S. history, based on the estimated damage that the same storm would cause in 2017:

RankDateEventCategory2017 insured loss
1Sep. 18, 1926Great Miami Hurricane4$128
2Sep. 17, 1928Okeechobee Hurricane478
3Aug. 29, 2005Hurricane Katrina3 (2)64
4Sep. 17, 19471947 Fort Lauderdale Hurricane462
5Sep. 9, 1965Hurricane Betsy4 (2)57
6Aug. 24, 1992Hurricane Andrew556
7Sep. 10, 1960Hurricane Donna450
8Sep. 21, 1938The Great New England Hurricane350
9Sep. 9, 19001900 Galveston Hurricane449
10Aug. 17, 19151915 Galveston Hurricane

Interesting that only two have occurred in the past 50 years and only one in the past 25 years.
I have no reason to doubt these figures, but I think there have been more frequent and on average stronger storms in the past few decades. So I wonder if the average yearly cost of damage is not on an increasing trend lately.
 

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I have no reason to doubt these figures, but I think there have been more frequent and on average stronger storms in the past few decades. So I wonder if the average yearly cost of damage is not on an increasing trend lately.
We've been lucky that, other than Katrina, we haven't had a major hurricane directly hit a major city. Sandy isn't included in that chart because it was technically no longer a tropical cyclone at landfall. Sandy had been only a category 1 hurricane yet caused almost $70 billion in damage in 2012 dollars. Imagine a large Cat 3 on the same path.
 
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