Oh Sweet, Winter Hurricanes Are Now A Thing, First One Since 1938 Forms In Atlantic
Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean runs from June 1st to November 30th.
Or, I should say, hurricane season did run from June 1st to November 30th. Until we started fucking up the planet’s frail homeostasis.
As I mentioned on Tuesday, it seems increasingly more likely that Mother Nature is done with our bullshit.
“Hey, humanity, how about year round hurricanes, you mother fuckers?” she seems to be screaming.
A storm in the Eastern Atlantic just reached hurricane strength, the first to do so in the winter since 1938. That’s right. 1938.
Alex, it’s named, and it’s fucking up all our record keeping. From CNN:
Alex is not just the first named storm for the 2016 calendar year. It’s also the first named storm to form in the Atlantic in January since 1978, the first January-born hurricane since 1938, and just the fourth known storm to arrive in the month since records began in 1851.
As of 10 a.m. ET, Alex packed maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, which is handily above the 74 mph threshold to gain hurricane status. It’s moving north-northeast at a 20-mph clip.
Enjoy the new normal, Bros, which is the Earth attempting to end us at every available instant.
Alex is not expected to reach North America, but it will be a pain in the ass for the Azores this week.
[Via The NOAA]