COLUMBIA, Mo. – The climatological “peak” of hurricane season in the Atlantic passed just days ago, and the Atlantic region has already seen three strong storms – two Category 4 and one Category 5.
How does this season compare to historical storm data for the region?
Among the worst. Tony Lupo, associate professor of atmospheric science at the University of Missouri-Columbia, says 2004 is one powerful storm (a Category 4 or Category 5 hurricane) away from being among the worst since records have been kept.
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