Human-induced climate change caused the rainfall during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season to climb 10% from 1850, according to a study conducted by School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences professor Kevin A. Reed and his team of meteorologists.
The storm, which was recently reclassified as a Category 1 hurricane, is expected to linger into Sunday afternoon and evening. If Henri remains as a Category 1, Long Islanders should expect 80 mph winds, gusts up to 90 to 100 mph and storm surges between 3 to 6 feet.
The winter season may become shorter, but storms and floods will hit the East Coast harder than ever due to climate change, Edmund K.M. Chang, a professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University, hypothesized in a study on winter storms.