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Fujiwhara Effect coming for Philippe and future Rina?

More posts to come on the heavy rain and flash flooding potential, but check out the latest maps for Philippe and future Rina. It's a very uncertain situation where there will probably be a Fujiwhara Effect between the two of them with one of them probably eventually becoming a hurricane and heading northward.

Fujiwhara Effect: When two hurricanes spinning in the same direction pass close enough to each other, they begin an intense dance around their common center. If one hurricane is a lot stronger than the other, the smaller one will orbit it and eventually come crashing into its vortex to be absorbed. Two storms closer in strength can gravitate towards each other until they reach a common point and merge, or merely spin each other around for a while before shooting off on their own paths. In rare occasions, the effect is additive when the hurricanes come together, resulting in one larger storm instead of two smaller ones.

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