Originally Posted by GuerillaBlack
For the 1995 season, how the hell did a storm strengthen in the middle of America?
If you're referring to Opal, those things, that far inland, and especially in October, get caught up in a cold front and morph into a strong low pressure center, like a Nor'easter. It's a cold air core and doesn't feed off warm water. And those things can produce hurricane force winds. That is likely what happened to Opal.