Thursday, June 7, 2018

Wikipedia article of the day for June 7, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for June 7, 2018 is Meteorological history of Hurricane Gordon.
The meteorological history of Hurricane Gordon spanned thirteen days and included six landfalls. The hurricane formed near Panama in the southwestern Caribbean on November 9, 1994. As a tropical depression it brushed Nicaragua and spent several days in the waters off the country's coast. Heading north and then northwest, Gordon made two more landfalls, on eastern Jamaica and eastern Cuba, while delivering tremendous rains to western Hispaniola. After it made its fourth landfall crossing the Florida Keys, it spent a few days as an unusual hybrid of a tropical and a subtropical system in the Gulf of Mexico. It reclaimed its fully tropical form and made another landfall, across the Florida peninsula, and continued into the Atlantic Ocean, where it strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane. It briefly wandered close to North Carolina, but then headed south, weakening into a minor tropical storm before its final landfall on Florida's east coast.