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Nate kills dozens across Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, set to restrengthen over Caribbean hot tub!

Nate kills dozens across Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, set to restrengthen over Caribbean hot tub!

Nate is currently a 45 mph tropical storm which is now back over water and in fact the warmest, deepest water of the Caribbean Sea. This system formed within a large scale regional system call a ‘Central American Gyre’. Unfortunately this large envelop of enhanced convection along with Tropical Storm Nate has triggered deadly floods […]

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WU: Maria Back Over Water After Devastating Hit to Puerto Rico

WU: Maria Back Over Water After Devastating Hit to Puerto Rico

Dr. Jeff Masters  ·  September 20, 2017 Above image: Damage on the Lesser Antilles island of Dominica, after Hurricane Maria hit as a Category 5 storm with 160 mph winds. Maria killed at least 7 people on Dominica, and 2 on neighboring Guadeloupe. Image from a video by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. After […]

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Hurricane Maria makes 1st Category 4 landfall for Puerto Rico in 85 years!

Hurricane Maria makes 1st Category 4 landfall for Puerto Rico in 85 years!

THIS POST SHALL BE UPDATED THROUGHOUT WEDNESDAY AS MARIA CROSSES PUERTO RICO! 11.55am BST BREAKING: Hurricane Maria has made landfall on the southeast shore of Puerto Rico as a 155 mph Cat 4 storm. Slight weakening occurred just prior to PR landfall with the collapse of eye and replacement of outer eyewall. #Maria making landfall […]

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NASA: Hurricane Irma Turns Caribbean Islands Brown

NASA: Hurricane Irma Turns Caribbean Islands Brown

acquired August 25 – September 10, 2017 acquired August 25, 2017 download large image (6 MB, JPEG, 11117×7664) acquired September 10, 2017 download large image (5 MB, JPEG, 11117×7664) Hurricane Irma churned across the Atlantic Ocean in September 2017, battering several Caribbean islands before moving on to the Florida Keys and the U.S. mainland. As […]

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NASA: Barbuda and Saint Barthélemy Browned by Irma

NASA: Barbuda and Saint Barthélemy Browned by Irma

 acquired August 27 – September 12, 2017 acquired August 27 – September 12, 2017 acquired August 27, 2017 download large image (16 MB, JPEG, 9351×7044) acquired September 12, 2017 download large image (12 MB, JPEG, 9351×7044) After Hurricane Irma, satellite images indicated a widespread browning of many Caribbean islands in the storm’s destructive path. These […]

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Hurricane Irma breaks multiple records as it continues it’s Cat 5 rampage of the Caribbean, Barbuda wiped out!

Hurricane Irma breaks multiple records as it continues it’s Cat 5 rampage of the Caribbean, Barbuda wiped out!

Hurricane Irma continues to raise the bar in the threshold of hurricane power. Firstly setting a new record for strongest Atlantic hurricane outside of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico to a tie with Florida Keys 1935, Gilbert 1988 and Wilma 2005 for 2nd strongest in Atlantic based on 185 mph sustained winds. Allen 1980 has winds of 190 mph. However… […]

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Hurricane Irma now a Category 5 with sustained winds of 175 mph!

Hurricane Irma now a Category 5 with sustained winds of 175 mph!

THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED THROUGHOUT TODAY Tuesday PM UPDATE: Hurricane Irma becomes first Atlantic Category 5 of 2017 and strongest since Felix 10 years ago. #Irma is the furthest east in Atlantic that we've had a 175 mph hurricane on record (57.7°W). Previous record: David-1979 (66.2°W). pic.twitter.com/GiHaLqgw1S — Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) September 5, 2017 […]

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

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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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