Hallandale Beach and Aventura are in the right side of the bottom tip of Florida. Hurricane Katrina began to get less stronger and became a tropical storm. After it went through the bottom tip of Florida, it entered the Gulf of Mexico. There it got back to being a hurricane.
The high temperature days in Miami-Dade County are cooled off by thunderstorms, as the wet season ranges from May to November, according to the National Park Services. The thunderstorm can also vary in length, it can even rain with the sun out. A season to keep an eye out in Miami-Dade County, is definitely Hurricane Season, which starts June 1st and ends November 30th. Although, there has not been any recent hurricanes touching land in Miami-Dade County, the county does experience the torrential rains of Tropical storms. The Koeppen Climate Classification shows that Miami has a tropical wet/dry climate (See Appendix B).
After traveling west across the Atlantic Ocean it became a category three Tropical Depression, at this time it was given the name “Charley” by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, even though it was no where near Florida at the time. A series of strong ridges high pressure system’s north forced it to change tracks. The storm continued to pass through the tropics and progressed into a Category 1 hurricane. August 11th the core passed forty miles southwest of Jamaica, although it did not actually hit the country, heavy rainfall, strong winds, and flooding affected the people of Jamaica. The storm continued to progress
Hurricane Joaquin manifested in the Atlantic Ocean on September 27 and made its way to the Eastern United States, constantly growing in size and intensity. The hurricane eventually reached the strength of a category four hurricane with wind speeds up to a 155 mph, only two mph shy from becoming a category five hurricane (Hurricane Joaquin Recap, 2015). Though many meteorologists suspected that the hurricane would make landfall in the mainland United States, it made a drastic turn to Bermuda, but, in turn, sent a low pressure system through all of South Carolina sending down torrential rainfall starting on October 1, 2015 (Hurricane Joaquin Recap, 2015). The rain continued through October 6, 2015, breaking precipitation records throughout South Carolina causing massive flooding in Charleston, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and other surrounding cities. Charleston received 16.33” amount of rain in a period of five days, from October 1 to October 5, while Myrtle Beach received 15.5”, shattering both previous records for rainfall (Wiltgen, 2015).
Chapter 8 Review 3. The horizontal wind determines the spacing between the isobars on a surface weather map each day. For example, if the pressure gradient is strong for that specific day, the isobars would be close together resulting in high winds. If there was a low pressure gradient, the isobars would be more spread out. Thus meaning, that the horizontal winds blow from locations that have higher pressures to lower pressures.
In 2005, August 29th, hurricane Katrina hit the US Gulf Coast. This impacted both Louisiana and Mississippi. In Louisiana alone, there were 971 hurricane Katrina related deaths. In total, the amount of recorded deaths because of hurricane Katrina were
Here at the University of Florida, the field of wind engineering is a subject to which a lot of research and manpower is dedicated, particularly concerning hurricanes and the large wind loads associated with them. These powerful storms are generally associated with the eastern and gulf coasts of North America, but they can and do form elsewhere. Hawaii, surrounded by the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean, is not typically associated with hurricane activity, but in September of 1992 the island state was struck by Hurricane Iniki. Within a lifespan of a little more than a week, Iniki was able to completely change the relationship Hawaii had with Hurricanes by battering the islands with strong winds and exposing the complacency fostered by years of mild hurricane seasons. In the years to come, this storm was to serve as the basis for Hawaii’s push to better prepare for potential storms and avoid another disaster of this magnitude.
Kissimmee River, is one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. The Kissimmee River is often compared to the Nile and the Amazon River. Surrounded with wetlands, marshes, plant vegetation, bald eagles, deer, alligators, fish, and birds. Florida was struck with hurricanes in 1926 and 1928 disturbing Florida 's ecosystem. The Hurricane in 1928 was the second deadliest hurricane in US history, causing massive flooding from the storm surge of Lake Okeechobee with over 2,400 deaths.
Hurricane Mitch, hurricane (equatorial storm) that destroyed Central America, specially Nicaragua and Honduras, in final of October 1998. Hurricane Mitch was known as the number two gravely Atlantic hurricane on world record, after the massive Hurricane of 1780. With millions left homeless and property damage of nearly 22 billion dirhams, it was also one of the most subversive. Hurricane Mitch created as a equatorial reduction in the southwestern Caribbean Sea on October 22. After being improved to a storm on October 24, Mitch entered a while of quick intensification, and by the afternoon of October 26, it had become gradually into a category 5 storm—the biggest average on the Simpson storms scale.
On Friday, August 26, 2005 Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the Gulf Mexico. Through the hours, Hurricane Katrina approached the west of New Orleans region. Hurricane Katrina was category 5 storm and this storm was 155 miles per hours. Most tragically, more than 1,100 people in the New Orleans area lost their lives by May 2006 the total had surpassed 1,500 for the Gulf Coast as a whole” (Johnson, M. L, 2006, p.143). Furthermore, New Orleans authorities and Federal government made a plan to evacuate all the people of this state.
Chapter 2: New Orleans was one of the cities that were greatly affected by Hurricane Rita. The population before Hurricane Rita (2005) in New Orleans was 445,188. The temperatures in July are usually 81.9° F Hurricane Rita was especially dangerous to New Orleans because it is a peninsula. A peninsula is a piece of land that is almost surrounded by water. The bodies of water that surround New Orleans are the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain which connects to Lake Borgne, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Hurricane Katrina happen August 2005 - September 2005. This natural disaster went to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, New Orleans, and Florida. Katrina was the largest and 3rd most strongest hurricane. Overall more than 705 people were reported missing. Katrina caused 125 million worth of damage.
The beginning Category 3 hurricane sustained winds of 100-140 mph and stretched about 400 miles across. The hurricane itself dealt much damage but the afterwards flooding is what caused the most damage in the United States. Experts estimate that Hurricane Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damages. What is a storm surge?
A hurricane is a storm with a violent wind, in particular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean. One of the biggest hurricanes that hit the world was Hurricane Ten. Hurricane Ten is the oldest Category 5 hurricane in the official North Atlantic hurricane database, which dates back as far as 1851. The hurricane first struck the Western tip of Cuba with winds of 165 miles per hour causing roughly 90 deaths. Hurricane Ten later struck the United States in South Florida causing minimal damage.