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Hurricanes forming faster?

SATELLITE IMAGE of Hurricane Matthew (FEMA photo).

The 2023 hurricane season is getting faster and stronger.

The Associated Press is reporting that Hurricane Lee grew quickly from a tropical storm, suggesting that increases in ocean temperatures could lead to quicker-forming storms with a wider range.

“Hurricanes are getting stronger at higher altitudes,” said atmospheric scientist Marshall Shepherd, which could “bring into play places like Washington, D.C., New York and Boston.”

Lee hasn’t hit the Atlantic shore yet; as of Sunday it was rampaging through the northeast Caribbean.

Bombing in Sudan kills 35


The civil war between rival factions in Sudan claimed more lives on Sunday when a bomb exploded in the capital city of Khartoum, killing at least 35 people and injuring dozens more.

According to United Press International, the explosions hit a public market around 7 a.m.

In dispute are two military groups, the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces. Sudan is located in northeast Africa, south of Egypt.

The struggle between those groups in Sudan have displaced over 5 million people, UPI reports.

Weather: Playing it cool ….er

If you’re longing for some more autumnal weather, it’s right around the corner. The forecast for Monday is for a daytime high of 88 with an overnight low of 67 under cloudy skies.

But on Tuesday, it will dip to 80 (66) with partly cloudy conditions through Thursday. Wednesday’s high will be 78 (63) and Thursday will be 77 (63).

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