The authors thank Dr. Mark DeMaria and John Kaplan for rerunning the SHIPS model and their assistance with data interpretation. Dr. Lynn K. Shay and Jodi Brewster of the University of Miami are kindly acknowledged for providing data about the oceanic conditions and helpful comments. Discussions with Dr. Sim Aberson of the Hurricane Research Division (HRD) significantly improved the quality of the paper, and HRD’s Ms. Sonia Otero is thanked for her editorial help on an earlier draft of the paper.
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