Two storms are about to collide in rare Fujiwhara dance

Have you ever wondered what happens when two cyclones get a little too close to each other? As we’re witnessing off the coast of Mexico this week, it can be strangely beautiful. Tropical Storms Irwin and Hilary are nearing each other, and when they meet, they will engage in what is called a Fujiwhara dance – a dance where two storms tango around each other until the stronger “eats” the weaker storm.

A Fujiwhara dance

Fujiawhara storms are not that common, but this summer we’ve already…

from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/two-storms-are-about-to-collide-in-rare-fujiwhara-dance
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