National Geographic's article," What Makes Hurricanes Like Joaquin Tick?" speaks of the current growing and unpredicted hurricane, Hurricane Joaquin, which is currently located in the western Atlantic near the Bahamas. The hurricane is intensifying faster than forecasters predicted. It moved to a category 3 hurricane two days ahead of predictions on Wednesday evening and will soon become a category 4 hurricane by this evening or Friday. It's rapid growth is part due to a drop in wind shear and an unusually warm pool of water surrounding the storm. The evaporation of warm water causes a hurricane to intensify - with the surrounding water of the storm warming, more water is evaporating, sending more and more energy to the storm. Joaquin has formed slowly. This slow growth rate has given the storm more time to gain energy, which helps to account for the storms explosive growth. Many are very unsure of the hurricanes direction. Some have predicted it to hit land between the Carolina's and New Jersey, while others have predicted it to bypass the shore and head east over the Atlantic. No matter the storms path, it will have an impact on the east coast, bringing a good amount of rain and moisture to the land or worse, causing flash floods.