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12 months ago

How a Major Category 3 Hurricane Would Affect New York City

Once hurricanes pass North Carolina, they lose the 80 degrees Fahrenheit and warmer water that they require to maintain their strength, and start to slowly dissipate. For a hurricane to strike New York City as a major Category 3 hurricane, the storm must have adequate strength of at least Category 3 when it passes North Carolina and it must be moving quickly at 30 miles per hour or more to make the 450 mile trip from the North Carolina coastal waters to New York City before the hurricane loses its Category 3 strength. While a fast moving hurricane causes a shorter duration of hurricane conditions over a given area, the hurricane effects can be enhanced by the fast movement of the storm, with