North and South America

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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South America shivers in historic cold wave

Written by on July 22, 2017 in North and South America, Summer 2017 with 0 Comments
South America shivers in historic cold wave

A piece of frigid Antarctic air pushed north over southern South America this past week bringing rare heavy snowfalls to many places including Santiago. Frost and temperatures below -5C (22F) have been observed in parts of Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay with parts of the Andes crippled by metres deep snow and temperatures down to -25C. […]

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Busy ‘early start’ to hurricane season could be indicator of what’s ahead!

Written by on July 20, 2017 in North and South America, Summer 2017, Tropical with 0 Comments
Busy ‘early start’ to hurricane season could be indicator of what’s ahead!

Fast start’s to a hurricane season doesn’t in itself mean a busy season ahead, however a busy ‘early season’ where there’s been 5 systems as of mid July and more is on the table in the near term, this does raise some eyebrows. Why? The reason is down to record warm waters in the MDR which […]

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10 YEARS AGO TODAY: 95% of Greensburg, Kansas was wiped off the map

10 YEARS AGO TODAY: 95% of Greensburg, Kansas was wiped off the map

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Redirected from May 2007 Tornado Outbreak) Jump to: navigation, search Tornado outbreak of May 4–6, 2007 Satellite perspective of the tornadic supercells over the Great Plains on the evening of May 5 Type Extratropical cyclone Tornado outbreak Duration May 4–6, 2007 Tornadoes confirmed 129 confirmed Max rating1 EF5 tornado Duration […]

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Record Heat Up US East Coast, Record Cold In Labrador & 600 Icebergs off Newfoundland Last 3 Weeks

Record Heat Up US East Coast, Record Cold In Labrador & 600 Icebergs off Newfoundland Last 3 Weeks

A bane to shipping and a little earlier than normal but since late March over 600 huge icebergs have neared Newfoundland’s north and eastern shores. The last 3 weeks has nearly seen as many icebergs than in all of 2016. The vast majority of icebergs around the Grand Banks is calved off the Greenland ice sheet and drift south with wind and current […]

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System NHC Once Watched For Trop Development Becomes Tempest Off Newfoundland

System NHC Once Watched For Trop Development Becomes Tempest Off Newfoundland

There are not one but two systems dominating the weather on the North American east coast. The first is a newly developed coastal feature off New England which is bringing rain from DC to New York and a wintry mix to Boston while more significant snow is impacting the interior Northeast and New England. As […]

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CAPITAL WEATHER GANG: Massive hurricane-force Atlantic storm to push abnormally mild air toward North Pole

CAPITAL WEATHER GANG: Massive hurricane-force Atlantic storm to push abnormally mild air toward North Pole

By Jason Samenow Capital Weather Gang February 6 at 11:51 AM A gigantic, powerhouse winter storm is charging through the North Atlantic and promises to flood the high Arctic with abnormally mild air. Arctic temperatures have blown past previous record highs in recent months, and this surge of (relative) warmth is just the latest in […]

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Hurricane Otto Crossing Central America; Life-Threatening Flash Flooding and Mudslides Possible in Nicaragua and Costa Rica

Hurricane Otto Crossing Central America; Life-Threatening Flash Flooding and Mudslides Possible in Nicaragua and Costa Rica

Published Nov 24 2016 06:50 PM EST weather.com Story Highlights Otto made landfall Thursday afternoon in southern Nicaragua, and is now crossing into Costa Rica. A hurricane warning is in effect along parts of the Central American coast. Heavy rain, flooding and mudslides are the greatest concerns for Central America. This is the latest-in-season hurricane […]

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HURRICANE MATTHEW: HAITI, EASTERN CUBA DEVASTATED, BAHAMAS & FLORIDA UP NEXT!

HURRICANE MATTHEW: HAITI, EASTERN CUBA DEVASTATED, BAHAMAS & FLORIDA UP NEXT!

After slamming Haiti then Cuba as a Category 4, Hurricane Matthew is back over very warm open water and after weakening slightly due to land interaction, has re-intensified this morning and is expected to further intensify as it pushes through the Bahamas. Scenes from a storm devastated Haiti. Cuba is no better! This is Baracoa. Matthew Expected To […]

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