Quote: And don't forget the Everglades aren't true "land" and that it's wet and warm enough that it can actually draw a little more strength from that area than it could from "regular" land. And if it goes over Lake O that will help give it a little extra fuel too. Not a lot, but it won't be like slamming into a brick wall if it hit somewhere where the terrain was different.
I don't believe the glades can really support a hurricane in that manner. In other words, they will not help "fuel" a hurricane because the water is not deep enough. For an example, Hurricane Andrew went directly across the glades from east to west and lost strength doing so because it did not have the feed it needed to sustain. A storm skipping up the east coast has those feeders, such as Hurricane David in 1979.
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