Just as we wondered what else the year 2020 would have in store for us, we have been dealt yet another record setting hurricane phenomenon. For the first time in 60 years, the Gulf of Mexico will see two simultaneous Category 1 hurricanes over its waters if circumstances proceed on their current course.
We have been fortunate thus far in the season that the incredible amount of activity we’ve seen has not translated into any intensely devastating yet being produced. A debt of gratitude owed largely in part to the presence of “El Nino”, however this situation at hand has the potential to be catastrophic if these two storms converge.
If these two storms at any point come within 900 miles or so of each other, they may rotate counter-clockwise around a common center and may potentially join into one much larger storm. Wind shear from each storm would somewhat weaken the other so while they don’t quite gain strength from combining, they gain size and increased duration which can also be disastrous.
If this year has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected – considering this particular scenario hasn’t occurred within the past 60 years, we may very well have been able to set our clocks by this. Regardless of circumstance, our organization continues to strive toward a solution to these very monsters that loom over us each year.
We ask you all to stay safe and remain faithful that the answers to Mother Nature’s annual devastation will soon be at hand.