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Hurricane Humberto Becomes First U.S. Landfalling Hurricane Since 2005

Hurricane Humberto, the ninth named storm and third hurricane of the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season, had a very short life, but it was an eventful one. In just 14 hours, Humberto went from being a tropical depression to a Category One Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale with 85 mile per hour winds, gusts exceeding 105 miles per hour, and a minimum central pressure of 29.12 inches of Hg (Mercury). The hurricane also brought oil prices to a record high over $80 per barrel. More significantly though, the storm became the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Wilma in October 2005. See details.

A Look At The Fascinating World Of Paleotempestology

According to present records, the last major hurricane to strike the Jersey Shore was in September 1821, the Great Hurricane of 1821. But was this storm the only major hurricane to ever strike the New Jersey coastline through the centuries? Scientists aren't sure, and actualy don't know how often major hurricanes hit the Garden State. However, a fascinating new area of study tries to answer this question by studying tree rings, ice cores, and soil deposits from coastal lake beds. The field is called Paleotempestology, and this article explores this relatively new and interesting subject. See details.

Hurricane Felix Becomes Second Cat Five Of 2007 In Atlantic

For the second time in the last two weeks of the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season, we had a Category Five Hurricane as Hurricane Felix strengthened to that level twice before making landfall near the Nicaraguan coastal town of Cabo Gracias A Dios. Felix ended up being as strong as Hurricane Emily from July 2005, the eighth Cat Five system in the last five years, and the ninth such storm in the last ten. So far, the storm has been responsible for at least 130 deaths in Central America. See details.

Hurricane Henriette Strikes Twice Along Mexican West Coast

While Hurricane Felix was causing havoc in the Atlantic Basin, there was action elsewhere as Hurricane Henriette developed in the Eastern Pacific as a tropical storm off the West Mexico, and caused problems in the Mexican Riviera areas of Acapulco, Manzanillo, and Puerto Vallarta, and then made a second landfall along the Northwestern Mexico coastline in the Gulf of California region. The storm left some nine people dead. See details.

Hurricane Dean Becomes Third Strongest Ever At Landfall In The Atlantic

Hurricane Dean was the first major hurricane in the Atlantic Basin in almost two full seasons. Dean, the fourth named storm and first hurricane of the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season, grew to be the first major hurricane of the year, and the seventh Category Five Hurricane in just the past five seasons. The monster storm eventually brushed the extreme southern tip of Jamaica, and made landfall in the Southern Yucatan, and again in the Gulf Coast of Mexico near Tuxpan. Prior to making landfall near Chetumal in the Yucatan, Dean strengthened to become the third strongest storm all time at landfall behind Hurricane Gilbert and the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. See details.

Hurricane Flossie Gives Hawaii First Storm Threat In 15 Years

For the first time since Hurricane Inikki devastated the 50th state in August, 1992, the Hawaiian Islands had something to worry about. Hurricane Flossie had modest beginnings in the Eastern Pacific basin during the middle of August, 2007, but then gradually strengthend into a Category Four Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale with winds as high as 145 miles per hour. Fortunately for Hawaii, the cooler waters of the North Central Pacific took the starch out of the storm before it brushed the area. See details.

Hurricaneville Reviews The 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Season

You can't start a new season without looking at the previous one. And, while the 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Season was not only nowhere near like it was in 2005, but also a below normal season, you still have to keep on trucking, and report the news as it was. Having only nine named storms, five hurricanes, and two major hurricanes, 2006 was only the second season since 1995 that was below average. Moreover, only one storm, Hurricane Ernesto made landfall in the United States while Hurricane Florence came ashore in Bermuda, and Hurricane Gordon made a run at the Azores before becoming extratropical. See details.

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It has been a while since there has been a news article on the tropics in the Hurricaneville news section. However, there has been plenty of information, analysis, and commentary on the tropics in the Hurricaneville Blogosphere. Created back in April, the blog has been used to provide insight on not only the Tropical Atlantic, but also the Eastern, Central, and Western Pacific. See details, or check out the RSS feed for specific entries.

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