The weather’s changing and it’s time to prepare your home for a storm of epic proportions, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Utah.
The research found that while it’s hard to predict when and how the storm will hit, the sooner the better.
“Storms are very unpredictable and can be devastating,” said study author David W. Brown, a climate scientist at the university.
“The sooner we prepare for the future, the better.”
Brown and his colleagues analyzed data on the frequency and intensity of the U.S. El Niño and La Niña cycles that occur every two to five years and concluded that the more severe the storm, the less likely it is to develop and damage.
The researchers found that if the El Niño was underway at the time of the storm and the La Niñas were active in the tropical Pacific, the storm would be more likely to develop.
But if the storms were dormant, the chances of the El Niños developing were even lower.
Brown’s team analyzed more than 20 years of hurricane records and published their findings in the journal Science on Tuesday.
They compared the timing of the storms to other factors such as rainfall patterns and the frequency of extreme weather events like hurricanes and tornadoes.
They also compared the frequency, intensity and severity of these storms to historical data and climate models.
In other words, the more extreme the storm’s intensity, the greater the chance it will hit.
And, because it’s a hurricane, the longer it can last, the higher the chances that it will affect the coast.
The study looked at the storm tracks, including the time that the storm formed, the extent of the hurricane and the number of hurricanes that formed during the same time.
It found that, in the case of Hurricane Florence, the storms will likely develop in the tropics, and their frequency and duration will increase as the storm approaches.
“What we find is that the number and frequency of hurricanes will increase substantially during the first few weeks of the summer, and we will see a very large number of these hurricanes,” Brown said.
“But we also see a small number of them actually developing.
That’s because there are more storm systems active in our tropical Pacific at this time.”
Brown’s findings are consistent with the findings of several other studies.
A study published earlier this year in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society found that El Niño events typically peak during the summer months.
Brown and other scientists also noted that, over time, hurricanes tend to build and weaken, and that this could explain why the odds of a major storm developing and damaging the U