How climate change may be making Hurricane Sally worse – CNN

Rapid intensification is one way scientists believe the climate crisis is impacting hurricanes, with warmer waters helping storms grow stronger and do so faster. Hurricanes Hanna and Laura earlier this year also rapidly intensified before making landfall in Texas and Louisiana, respectively.

Rapid intensification is especially dangerous when in happens in the 24 to 48 hours before a storm reaches land. That’s because you can go to bed at night anticipating a Category 1, then wake up to a Category 3 major hurricane that brings impacts far worse than earlier anticipated.

How climate change may be making Hurricane Sally worse – CNN