Climate change

Flynn

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Hey there Horty, good to see someone from my pre-geriatric type community still logging in.

It did weaken, so much so that it was downgraded to a tropical storm. It weakened in strength, stalled over the ocean, picked up more water off the warm ocean and then slowly crawled inland and dumped record amounts of warm Atlantic Ocean water further inland than normal. On the coast higher tides than normal and that could be 4, 6, or 8 high tides to deal with, means flooding coastal towns.

I hope your out of danger further south west of the storm.

This side of the world, a Typhoon (Cyclone, Hurricane all the same by a different name ) Mangkhut has slammed into the Philippines with devastating force. Same deal Pacific Ocean, warmer than normal, storm, bigger than normal.

Whatever normal is these days, a once in a 100 year event does not mean the next one is 100 years away.

Cheers, good to read ya
Leigh