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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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WINTER STORM WARNING FOR MONTANA, HURRICANE WARNING FOR JAMAICA, HAITI, CUBA

WINTER STORM WARNING FOR MONTANA, HURRICANE WARNING FOR JAMAICA, HAITI, CUBA

Well Matthew continues to approach Jamaica and Hispaniola with fluctuating intensity with wobbling. This is what you would expect with such a large, powerful hurricane. Here’s the latest stats. Latest visible satellite loop. We could well see this re-strengthen a little prior to some weakening due to land interaction but I’m afraid no matter what, this has […]

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TWC: Haiti’s Hurricane History: A Long Relationship with Disaster

TWC: Haiti’s Hurricane History: A Long Relationship with Disaster

Published: Sep 29 2016 10:00 PM EDT By Jonathan Belles weather.com When spoken in the same sentence, the words ‘hurricane’ and ‘Haiti’ often create cold sweats and an abundance of worry in the minds of the nation’s residents, meteorologists and weather observers alike. Haiti is one of the most fragile hurricane-prone countries on the planet. […]

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MATTHEW GOES FROM TROPICAL STORM TO CAT 4 HURRICANE WITHIN 36 HOURS!

MATTHEW GOES FROM TROPICAL STORM TO CAT 4 HURRICANE WITHIN 36 HOURS!

Located just 75 miles to the north of Punta Gallinas, Colombia, Matthew has become a monster 140 mph Category 4 hurricane and poses a grave threat to Jamaica, Hispaniola, Cuba and likely the Bahamas thereafter. Visible, Infrared and microwave imagery is simply stunning with the below loops showing the rapid intensification process. Latest microwave scan of […]

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97L BRINGS RARE THREAT TO VENEZUELA, ARUBA, PATTERN & HOT GULF/ATLANTIC LEAVES US VULNERABLE…

97L BRINGS RARE THREAT TO VENEZUELA, ARUBA, PATTERN & HOT GULF/ATLANTIC LEAVES US VULNERABLE…

This is a very interesting pattern we’re in with a boiling Gulf and Atlantic, active tropics and increasingly favourable US pattern that could attract storms and or hurricanes to the coast. In the past week, waters in the Gulf and up the Atlantic seaboard have warmed and widely running 2-4F above normal. The pattern and warm water makes […]

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1 SYSTEM, 2 NAMES: Mexico Gets Hit On Both Sides & Inbetween, SW Monsoon Enhanced!

1 SYSTEM, 2 NAMES: Mexico Gets Hit On Both Sides & Inbetween, SW Monsoon Enhanced!

From a seed in the deep equatorial rainforests of Africa, a cluster of waves rode the AEJ into the 80+F waters of the tropical Atlantic. With the combination of warm water and good atmospheric conditions, 96L was born and days later TS Earl was born west of the Lesser Antilles. Over the even warmer waters of the southwest Caribbean Sea, Earl […]

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Hurricane Earl Makes Landfall Nr Belize City, Only 4th Landfall Since 1980

Written by on August 4, 2016 in North and South America, Summer 2016, Tropical with 0 Comments
Hurricane Earl Makes Landfall Nr Belize City, Only 4th Landfall Since 1980

Earl made landfall early this morning (Thursday) as a Category 1 hurricane near Belize City causing wind damage and flooding from rain and storm surge. Interestingly, Earl is only the 3rd August hurricane landfall in Belize history. The last time? 1918 and the only one prior was way back in 1864. So this landfall in this part of the […]

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UPDATED: Earl Now A Hurricane On Final Approach To Belize

Written by on August 3, 2016 in North and South America, Summer 2016, Tropical with 0 Comments
UPDATED: Earl Now A Hurricane On Final Approach To Belize

We now have 75 mph Hurricane Earl, only just been upgraded within the past hour. Nice image capturing an outer band from Earl approaching Isla San Pedro, Belize. Image by Roy Ek. Further up the coast and this is the scene in beautiful Mahahaul, Mexico. Cozumel, Mexico [s2If current_user_can(access_s2member_level1)] This system is expected to become […]

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