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Tropical Storm Harvey causes damage in Barbados

Tropical Storm Harvey causes damage in Barbados

Tropical Storm Harvey swept through the eastern Caribbean nation of Barbados Thursday-Friday causing damage and flooding rainfall. Winds gusted in excess of 50 mph with some locals saying this was the worst impacts from a tropical storm to hit the island nation since the 1980s. #Harvey flood and landfalls in #Barbados pic.twitter.com/Cpqrlc0QBT — Claude TITINA […]

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Sierra Leone falls victim to highly active West African storm pattern but why?

Written by on August 19, 2017 in Africa, Rest of World, Summer 2017 with 0 Comments
Sierra Leone falls victim to highly active West African storm pattern but why?

We often overlook the effects of African easterly waves on African nations and only focus on them particularly once out over the open Atlantic. What are African easterly waves and the easterly jet they ride along? Commencing their journey over the Ethiopian Highlands, tropical waves are ‘waves of energy within the atmosphere where there’s enhanced […]

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Tropical Atlantic is alive and kicking, helped by MJO

Written by on August 18, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Tropical Atlantic is alive and kicking, helped by MJO

The Atlantic is alive and kicking with the help of warmer-than-normal SSTA’s as a favorable MJO phase promoting a large area of rising air. CFSv2 weeklies also indicate that conditions are ripe for an active Africa-Atlantic through at least the first week of September. pic.twitter.com/7HUfxsN7DT — Ben Noll (@BenNollWeather) August 11, 2017 Tropical Storm Harvey […]

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Death Valley experienced the hottest month ever recorded on Earth

Written by on August 17, 2017 in Rest of World, Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Death Valley experienced the hottest month ever recorded on Earth

Article from Capital Weather Gang By Angela Fritz August 7 This story has been updated to reflect Death Valley’s new world record. The average temperature in Death Valley last month was a stifling, suffocating 107.4 degrees. Since this story was originally published last week, we have determined it was the hottest month on record for the whole planet […]

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Harvey may quickly follow Gert as tropics liven up, MJO supports busy times ahead!

Written by on August 14, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Harvey may quickly follow Gert as tropics liven up, MJO supports busy times ahead!

The tropics are lighting up with potentially the season’s 2nd hurricane and 8th named storm within the next 24 hours. Thanks to a cold front exiting the East Coast, Tropical Storm Gert shall remain a fish storm and pose no direct threat on the US but indirect impacts include increased surf and rip currents on […]

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Franklin makes 2nd Mexico landfall as 85 mph Cat 1 hurricane

Written by on August 10, 2017 in North and South America, Summer 2017, Tropical with 0 Comments
Franklin makes 2nd Mexico landfall as 85 mph Cat 1 hurricane

As expected, Franklin became the Atlantic’s first hurricane of 2017 over the Bay of Campeche before making a second landfall in the state of Veracruz with maximum winds of 85 mph. #Franklin made landfall in the state of Veracruz in Mexico as a Cat. 1 hurricane – the 1st Veracruz hurricane landfall since Karl (2010). […]

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Franklin expected to become Atlantic’s 1st hurricane prior to 2nd Mexican landfall

Franklin expected to become Atlantic’s 1st hurricane prior to 2nd Mexican landfall

Franklin came ashore over Mexico’s southern Yucatan as a 60 mph tropical storm, weakened over land but brought significant rainfall as you would expect. Now that he’s back over water and warmer water than before, he’s re-strengthening and expected to become the season’s first hurricane prior to a secondary Mexico landfall. Water temps near 90F remain just […]

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Franklin could become Atlantic’s 1st hurricane of the season prior to Yucatan landfall tonight

Written by on August 7, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, Tropical with 0 Comments
Franklin could become Atlantic’s 1st hurricane of the season prior to Yucatan landfall tonight

Tropical Storm Franklin is set to make landfall overnight tonight on the southern end of Mexico’s Yucatan. Currently winds sustained at 60 mph but this system could approach hurricane status prior to landfall and if so would be the 2017 season’s first for the Atlantic. Check out these webcams out of Cancun earlier capturing the […]

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Ocean-Atmosphere continues to become more favourable as we head into heart of Hurricane Season

Written by on August 4, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Ocean-Atmosphere continues to become more favourable as we head into heart of Hurricane Season

We’re into August and right on schedule the tropics are beginning to bubble with a healthy chain of AEW (African easterly waves) riding a prominent AEJ (African easterly jet) out over a warmer than normal MDR (Main development region) stretching from Africa to Mexico. There are two waves currently being monitored and are expected to develop. #99L […]

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Tropical Storm Emily Developed Quickly, Made Landfall in Florida, Then Moved Out to Sea in the Atlantic Ocean (RECAP)

Written by on August 2, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Tropical Storm Emily Developed Quickly, Made Landfall in Florida, Then Moved Out to Sea in the Atlantic Ocean (RECAP)

From weather.com By Jon Erdman Aug 1 2017 05:00 PM EDT Tropical Storm Emily swept through Florida after a whirlwind landfall on July 31, 2017, featuring heavy rain and some local wind damage. Where Did This Come From? Most landfalling tropical cyclones come with at least 24 hours advance warning, usually more. This all started with […]

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