DISCUSSION: As many people begin to start getting ready for the upcoming 2018 Tropical Atlantic hurricane season, the hurricane season of 2017 is still very much on many people's minds. This is a result of the fact that the Tropical Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 produced a number of very high-impact tropical cyclones which left their mark on many people's lives. From Hurricane Irma, to Hurricane Harvey, and then to Hurricane Maria, millions of people's live were forever changed through being impacted by one or more than one of these powerful tropical cyclones. On that note, the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center recently released the official report on Hurricane Maria. It goes without any debate whatsoever that from a humanitarian relief standpoint, Hurricane Maria will go down in history as being one of the worst post-landfall situations of all-time (even not to the level of Hurricane Katrina of 2005). The reason for this is a result of the fact that Hurricane Maria left the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico in utter disarray after impacting some islands across the eastern Caribbean Sea.
Regardless of whether or not you or someone you know was impacted by Hurricane Maria, this storm summary recently generated and released by scientists working over at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida is a GREAT read. There is a ton of neat insights about the evolution as well as the life-cycle of this historic tropical cyclone. To learn more about this summary in full-detail, just click on the link in the Tweet above.
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