Weather Tidbits: Medicane

A unusual weather event in the Mediterranean is explored in this Weather Tidbits. A medicane or mediterreanean hurricane is a tropical-like cyclone that brings heavy rain and gusty winds. These storms occur in the fall and winter, and last between 12 hours and 5 days. Wind speeds of medicanes are usually tropical storm strength but a few can reach speeds of a Category 1 hurricane.

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