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"This is what we expect, we just haven’t seen much yet to say, 'Yep that’s right.'"

-- Frank Marks, chief of NOAA's hurricane research division and lead investigator for its forecast improvement project

As the planet heats up, polar ice melts, seas rise and Biblical-size rains become more frequent, hurricanes are expected to get wetter and more intense.

But less certain is how much climate change is making these fierce storms, which target Florida more than any other U.S. state, more punishing now.

That uncertainty comes from the complex set of variables that drive hurricanes, the rarity and short record for the storms and the modeling that researchers rely on to tease out changes linked to climate change, scientists say.

Read more at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel