Hurricane Michael Claims
October 11, 2018
By Paul Homewood
Tony Heller questions whether Hurricane Michael was as powerful as claimed, in the following post:
A few weeks ago climate scientists said climate change is making hurricanes slow down, stall and rain a lot like Florence. This week they say climate change causes fast moving hurricanes like Michael.
I was watching the storm and the commentary this morning, and long before landfall Michael was officially declared to be a catastrophic category four hurricane (just below category five), the most powerful to ever make landfall “in that region” – and the third most intense in US history after the 1935 Labor Day hurricane and Camille in 1969. It was a genuine pre-hurricane category four propaganda storm.
The NOAA wind gauge at Panama City didn’t back up any of the claims. It showed a peak sustained wind speed of 62 knots before the eyewall arrived, and minimum pressure of 937.5 mb. Neither remotely close to the hype.
The pictures of damage I’ve seen don’t compare to other “officially less intense” hurricanes, like Andrew in 1992.
Or the 1926 Miami hurricane.
Read the full post here:
This is not the first time that official claims of wind speeds do not stack up with what has been recorded on the ground.
I shall look at this in more depth next week.
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October 11, 2018 at 11:12AM