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News Release 18-034

Hurricanes: Stronger, slower, wetter in the future?

New analysis compares 22 named storms with possible hurricanes of the future

Satellite image of 2017's Hurricane Jose off the U.S. Atlantic coast and Hurricane Maria over Atlantic waters to the southeast of Jose.

Will future hurricanes resemble 2017's Jose (top) and Maria? Scientists have new answers.

Credit: NASA


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Trees and rain being blown by winds during 2017's Hurricane Irma.

A gale blows across the Florida Gulf Coast during Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Credit: Center for Severe Weather Research


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A highway with several boats beside it, blown onto land by Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma resulted in extensive damage in the Florida Keys, such as boats blown onto land.

Credit: USFWS


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Aerial photo of flooded neighborhoods after Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Hurricane Harvey left widespread flooding in its wake in 2017.

Credit: South Carolina National Guard


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Satellite view of 2012's Hurricane Ernesto.

Hurricane Ernesto tore a path through the Caribbean in 2012.

Credit: NASA


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Water-covered road in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, with stop sign visible during 2008's Hurricane Gustav.

Hurricane Gustav flooded roads in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, in 2008.

Credit: Wikimedia


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