posted on Jun, 20 2017 @ 09:12 PM
a reply to: SonOfThor
That far inland, you won't see much worse than some moderately strong thunderstorms. Maybe some local power outages and possible flash flooding.
That last depends on the tracks the storms take. There's something squall lines do that typical thunderstorms often don't (though they certainly can)
called "training." If the center of circulation is slow moving, then the storms will dump tremendous amounts of rain over a wide area in a short
period of time.
They're basically big heat engines moving heat (energy) from the equator to the poles. Interesting note, any time we have a major hurricane in the
Texas Gulf coast, the following winter, we get a hard freeze.
Tropical cyclones are fed by heat and moisture from the oceans (throw in coriolis force for form) and once that is deprived of them (by making
landfall and moving inland), they dissipate a great deal. They don't like mountainous terrain either, that chews them up.
Of course these systems can still have effects over a huge area as we've seen. Tropical storms can bring more moisture than a hurricane, those include
dangerous winds and, if youre on the coast, surge ; Francis and Allison in Houston come to mind; remember the big rigs floating in the river that I-10