Saturday, October 8, 2016

Hurricane Matthew - A Sign Of The Tiimes?

Is Hurricane Matthew A Sign Of The Times? Saturday 8th October, 2016.  St. Bridget, W



There is something strange and weird about this particular Hurricane appropriately named "Matthew" to strike the West Indies and the U.S.A. in the past week that we haven't seen before, that has attracted the attention of many as the following reports from various sources below show.    


After an unusual quiet period for Hurricane activity in the South Atlantic from the U.S.A. right across to the West African coast, we saw unusual activity several weeks leading up to the birth Hurricane Matthew late in the Northern Hemisphere's window for Hurricane development; the unusual track Matthew has taken making it's standout feature that differs from past hurricane tracks to hit the U.S.A. by sliding along the eastern Florida coastline as it headed slowly northward, in contrast to the usual path Hurricanes have taken in the past moving onto land and quickly losing strength as the main source of energy, the warm sea, is lost; many forecast tracks having it loop around as it approached South and North Carolina and head south to lie somewhere close to Miami for a second assault; Hurricane Nicole hovering not to far east of Matthew raising the possibility of it joining up with Matthew to form a new storm, something that has rarely if ever been seen before.

To date there have been over 800 lives lost in the Carribean (Haiti) and 3 so far in the U.S.A. and it's not finished yet!


Weekend Video: NZ's outlook + Hurricane Matthew arrives in the U.S.

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In this special weather video we take a look at both New Zealand and the US this weekend.

Hurricane Matthews as it churns towards Florida and the south eastern United States as a major category 4 storm.

We also look at New Zealand's weather with a real mixed bag across both islands. Saturday looks mainly dry in the North Island but there's a bit of role reversal happening on Sunday.

Full details in our latest video - please note the NZ Herald videos take up to 60 seconds to display below and autoplay. For instant playback please use our free app or the player on the right hand side of this page. 

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