Ireland: Remnants of Hurricane Ophelia Make Landfall

HeadlineOct 16, 2017
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In Ireland, the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia made landfall Monday as a post-tropical cyclone, bringing gusts of more than 100 miles per hour and knocking out power to tens of thousands of people. Ophelia made history by becoming a Category 3 hurricane farther east than any other storm in recorded history, fueled by much warmer than usual ocean surface temperatures. A 2013 study in Geophysical Research Letters predicts that human-fueled climate change will fuel more hurricanes that can survive long enough to make landfall in Europe.

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