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Interesting stories from Hurricane Matthew

While Hurricane Matthew is now one for the record books for most people (other than those in eastern North Carolina still dealing with the devastating floods in the region associated with the storm), there have been a lot of interesting stories about the storm.  Many of these are on scientific aspects of the storm such as forecasting and why the heavy flooding occurred, while others are just items I found interesting.

Washington PostHurricane Matthew shows how forecasting along a storm’s edge is meteorology’s biggest problem

Washington PostHow Hurricane Matthew created such a devastating deluge in the Carolinas

iWeatherNetHurricane Matthew: One of the Atlantic’s Deadliest since 2005

Chicago Tribune: Closed U.S. restaurants, damaged homes: Hurricane Matthew may cost $10 billion

Forbes: Hurricane Matthew Damages at $4 to $6 Billion- Yes, This Will Increase GDP

Daytona Beach News-Journal: Surging sea brings damage, long-term concerns

The Conversation: Thousands of people didn’t evacuate before Hurricane Matthew. Why not?

Orlando Sentinel: Hurricane Matthew challenged latest prediction tech

And finally, a satellite image from NASA on the plumes of sediment entering the ocean from the flooding rivers in North Carolina at http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=88906&eocn=home&eoci=iotd_readmore.

Plumes of sediment entering the ocean following flooding from Hurricane Matthew. Source: NASA

Plumes of sediment entering the ocean following flooding from Hurricane Matthew. Source: NASA