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  • as if 2020 couldn't get any crazier.

  • We have been watching the possibility of having to name tropical systems in the Gulf of Mexico at the same time this week.

  • That exact scenario doesn't happen often.

  • Actually, it's only happened two other times since records began.

  • Whether Records Day, all the way back to the mid 19th century, the other occurrences were in 1959 and 1933.

  • So, yeah, you could say it's been a while and there have never been to hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico simultaneously.

  • If we were to see two hurricanes move over those warm waters at the same time, we would surely see this huge mega behemoth hurricane form, right?

  • Not quite.

  • Let me explain.

  • You see, physics just won't allow that to happen.

  • Hurricanes have both a counterclockwise rotation.

  • At one level, we call this cyclonic spin, and at another level they have a clockwise rotation known as anti cyclonic spin.

  • These opposing spins prevent two hurricanes from congealing into a super hurricane.

  • It's like trying to force the same ends of a magnet to attract It won't happen.

  • The two will always repel.

  • So is the same with two hurricanes, also under certain rare situations, something known as the Fuji War effect will occur.

  • It's a meteorological phenomenon discovered in the early 19 twenties, and it says when two hurricanes get within a certain proximity of each other, the two will begin revolving in a circle again.

  • Imagine two magnets, repelling and bouncing off each other.

  • If the to get closer and closer, the stronger hurricane will cause a smaller one toe weakened.

  • If the two are similar in strength, both will weaken.

  • So the one thing you will not get out of it is a mega hurricane forming.

  • That's at least one less thing for you worry about this year.

as if 2020 couldn't get any crazier.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/24
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