Hurricane Joaquin Research Paper

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In 2012 New Jersey and many other Atlantic seaboard states were hit with one of the most destructive hurricanes of all time, becoming the largest and second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in United States history. When it was announced that Hurricane Joaquin, a category 4 hurricane, would likely make landfall along the eastern seaboard, many naturally thought of Superstorm Sandy, merely a category 3 upon landfall. Luckily, this year’s most massive hurricane has spun out into the Atlantic. However, despite this, South Carolina has received 15 inches of rain in the past few days. Why? According to CNN Weather, the storm is kicking up a “firehose effect” storm system that is riding out the last of the hurricane’s spin. It’s a slow moving system,

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