Thu Jul 13 2006 09:30 PM
Re: Bud


im curious! could this happen to us on the east coast or the gulf. what if two twin hurricanes were beside each other one was a 4 and the other was just born. the first one hits and really does damage and then the second one becomes a 4 or worse and hits. is that possible? im just curious. because if that happen we are all screwed! because if its in the gulf there goes the gas prices. just wondering thanks! and everybody keep up the good work i have a feeling the atl and gulf is getting jealous of the pacific ocean and will show it soon.

"Twin" hurricanes are nothing unique, although you are more likely to see that kind of situation in the Pacific and central Atlantic than in the Gulf or right along the east coast. The odds of two back-to-back major hurricanes becomes increasingly unlikely, however, as the first often tends to cause upwelling of the cooler waters, and, as in the case with Bud, they can create unfavorable shear for the other tropical cyclone within too close of a proximity.

In other situations a larger, more powerful hurricane can also simply eat a smaller, less virorous one. Just last year we saw this with Wilma essentially digesting Alpha, for example.

Net-net, the odds of a a back-to-back strike in the same general location of two major hurricanes are very low, imho.

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