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Rudi Kiefer: Hurricanes, tropical storms bring small annoyances, too
Rudi Kiefer
Hurricanes and their weaker cousins, the tropical storms, are one of nature’s odd inventions. Instead of involving continent-size air masses, tropical storms and hurricanes are the atmosphere’s transfer trucks. Large loads of heat combine to form a circular system. Among the dire warnings about Irma’s wind, torrential rain and flash flooding came the good news that no tornado activity was expected.