Hurricane Laura jumped from Category 1 to Category 4 in a day. Here's why hurricanes are now stronger, wetter, and more frequent.




Hurricane Laura jumped from Category 1 to Category 4 in a day. Here\
Hurricane Laura jumped from Category 1 to Category 4 in a day. Here\'s why hurricanes are now stronger, wetter, and more frequent.  
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Zeta roars out of U.S. Gulf of Mexico with damaging winds, storm surge
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  • 2020-10-28 14:44:02Z

Zeta was about 220 miles (355 km) from the mouth of the Mississippi River on Wednesday morning, heading north at 18 mph with an expected afternoon landfall. Its winds slipped to 90 mph (150 kph) but could restrengthen ahead of landfall, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Zeta will hit the Louisiana coast as a "significant hurricane," said NHC forecaster Daniel Brown.

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