The newly identified natural phenomenon is the result of powerful storms transferring some of the vast amounts of energy that they produce into the Earth's crust.
"The climate crisis is feeding monster hurricanes that bring suffering and death to some of our nation's most vulnerable wildlife," the author of a new report said.
Karen hit Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, while Lorenzo is not expected to make landfall in any U.S. territories.
Scientists simulated a hypothetical but physically plausible storm dubbed "Hurricane Rhody" that makes landfall twice in an area that FEMA has called the "Achilles' heel of the Northeast."
In general, extreme weather events are expected to become more frequent and intense, as global temperatures warm
"The weather affects every place on the Earth, from our backyard to entire forested, agricultural, or oceanic landscapes," an expert told "Newsweek."
Tom Golisano—founder of payroll and human resources company Paychex—is estimated to have a net worth of around $3.1 billion, according to Forbes.
Pilots from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have been conducting regular flights into the storm to collect data and help forecasters make predictions.
Experts say that the strange purple skies are the result of light from the sun being scattered in a particular way by hurricane storm clouds.
"Our thoughts are with the people and biodiversity in this tragedy," Diana Bell—a professor of Conservation a Biology—said
"There is immense energy in a hurricane which can cause very frequent lightning strikes," Met Office spokesperson Oliver Claydon told "Newsweek."
The storm equaled the record for the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever to make landfall in the Bahamas, tying with the Labor Day hurricane of 1935.
"If it works, it's totally worth it," said Brittany Vidal, who lives in the Davis Shores neighborhood of St. Augustine, Florida.
While it may not make landfall in the U.S., the storm is expected to bring bring powerful winds, heavy rain and storm surges.
These videos were taken on land and at sea, showing the strength that Dorian packs as a category 1 hurricane. It is expected to become a category 3 before making landfall.
Nature doesn't do subpoenas: it does tornadoes, floods, wildfires and droughts. No leader can stonewall it.
The frequency of more potent storms is growing, but the storms are also slowing down in speed, inundating the ground below.
As Florence threatens the Carolinas, it's worth wondering how and why teams name themselves after disasters that strike their region.
The Trump administration diverted nearly $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's budget to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
This "masterpiece of engineering" could transform our understanding of storms.
The tropical storm spiraled to a Category 2 hurricane in the space of six hours on Tuesday and could clip Canada, but will likely weaken before nearing Newfoundland.
One woman was hit by lightning.
Whatever happens, expect rain.