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Record-breaking ocean heat fueled Hurricane Harvey
Description: In the weeks before Hurricane Harvey tore across the Gulf of Mexico and plowed into the Texas coast in August 2017, the Gulf's waters were warmer than any time on record, according to a new analysis. These hotter-than-normal conditions supercharged the storm, fueling it with vast stores of moisture, the authors found. When it stalled near the Houston area, the resulting rains broke precipitation records and caused devastating flooding. [Source: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)]
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Source: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Publish Date: 5/10/2018
Reading Level: Basic
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