Atlantic Hurricane Research Paper

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The Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 16, 1947.[1] However, tropical cyclogenesis began with the development of a tropical depression on June 13.[2] There was a total of seven tropical storms, five of them strengthened into hurricanes, while two of those became major hurricanes – Category 3 or higher on the modern day Saffir–Simpson scale.[3] The final system, a tropical depression, was absorbed by a cold front on December 1, one month after the official end of the season on November 1, 1947.[1] Four hurricanes and four tropical storms made landfall during the season.[4] Overall, the tropical cyclones of this season caused about $184.2 million in damage and at least 101 fatalities.[5] The United States death toll of 53 was…show more content…
However, activity went dormant for over a month and a half. On July 31, Baker developed in the Gulf of Mexico. In August, two tropical storms developed – Charlie and Dog-Easy. September featured five tropical cyclones, including Fox, George, and How, as well as two tropical depressions.[2] George, more commonly known as the Fort Lauderdale hurricane, was the most intense tropical cyclone of the season, peaking as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph (230 km/h) and a minimum barometric pressure of 938 mbar (27.7 inHg). October also had five tropical cyclone, including Item, King, Love, an unnamed storm, and a tropical depression. With four tropical storms, this was the most in the month of October since 1933. The season's final tropical cyclone, a depression, developed on November 28 and was absorbed by a cold front on December…show more content…
The storm then intensified slowly and gradually curved to the northwest. At 00:00 UTC on August 2, the storm attained its peak intensity with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 km/h) and a minimum barometric pressure of 1,001 mbar (29.6 inHg).[4] The latter was observed at Port Isabel, Texas, while the former was estimated based on the pressure-wind relationship.[2] Simultaneously, the cyclone made landfall in Tamaulipas about 25 mi (40 km) south of the Mexico–United States border. The system weakened to a tropical depression by 12:00 UTC on August 2 and dissipated near Reynosa shortly thereafter.[4] Small craft were advised between the lower and middle coast of Texas were advised to remain in port.[8] The American Red Cross recommended that residents of Port Aransas evacuate as a precaution, but mainly only tourists in the area fled.[9] Most of the damage was done to cotton crops, due to heavy rainfall, with up to 9.35 in (237 mm) observed at Raymondville.[10] However, the precipitation was more beneficial than damaging. The storm caused just over $2 million in

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