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Hurricanes Can Form New Eyewall and Change Intensity Rapidly


March 1, 2007

News thumbnail Hurricanes can gain or lose intensity with startling quickness, a phenomenon never more obvious than during the historic 2005 hurricane season that spawned the remarkably destructive Katrina and Rita. Full Story

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