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Charley Rapid Deepening
A hurricane nearing landfall on Florida after its rapid deepening phase.

Rapid deepening is a condition that happens when the minimum sea-level atmospheric pressure of a tropical cyclone goes down at lot very quickly. The National Weather Service describes rapid deepening as a decrease of 42 millibars in less than 24 hours. However, this phrase is usually applied to most storms that are quickly becoming stronger.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Rápida intensificación para niños

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