Why? Why are there so many hurricanes this season? Im Taylor, a 6th grade student in journalism, I’m here today wondering why there has been hurricane after
hurricane, and more coming. I decided to do some research. According to CBS
news Washington, Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm ever recorded in the
Atlantic Ocean, took deadly aim at the Caribbean, with Hurricane Jose to the east of it (although meteorologists say Jose is not likely to hit land). Also, Hurricane Katia
formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. These storms come on the heels of
Hurricane Harvey, a powerful storm in the Gulf of Mexico that killed at least 63
people and caused catastrophic flooding and damage in southeast Texas and Louisiana. Many say that Hurricane Irma was a Category 6 Storm, but this isn't true! There is no such thing.
While it may seem like there are a lot of storms right now, the peak of peak
hurricane season is still to come.
What is causing these large hurricanes?
Julian Heming, the Met Office's tropical prediction scientist, told The Telegraph about the reasons Irma is such a large hurricane.
Here is what he said. "Irma is a powerful hurricane because all the characteristics required to produce an intense hurricane in the Atlantic are coinciding:
I hoped you liked my story, thank you for reading and have a good day!
Story by Kylie Taylor