Ed DunhamAdministrator
(Former Meteorologist & CFHC Forum Moderator (Ed Passed Away on May 14, 2017))
Wed Aug 30 2006 03:17 PM
Re: Ernesto Over Mainland Florida

You've made a good observation. Florida is probably the only state where a tropical cyclone can actually intensify over land - or at least hold its own. Water temperature in the Everglades is probably close to 90 degrees - plenty of fuel to keep Ernesto going. Hurricane Irene in 1999 is another example of this phenomenon.
Cheers,
ED



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