153 High Latitude Late Season Hurricanes: Changing Risk?

Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Champions DEFGH (Sawgrass Marriott)
Kimberly Roberts, JLT Re, Fort Collins, CO; and J. Darr

Recent hurricane seasons have seen an increase in weather model simulations of hurricanes making landfall at high latitudes, with the added potential of landfalls nearly perpendicular to the coastline. These actual and projected landfalling hurricane tracks are occurring in a configuration that has not been present in the historical record. One only has to look at Sandy 2012, Lionrock 2016 and other forecasted storms of the past several years to observe these very odd tracks compared to the historical record. Do these atypical tracks increase the hurricane risk for New England? Why is this happening? Is it tied to changes in the Arctic? This session will discuss what may be contributing to this phenomenon.
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