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Michael quickly becomes storm, now hurricane and likely to target Florida’s Big Bend as a major

Written by on October 8, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Michael quickly becomes storm, now hurricane and likely to target Florida’s Big Bend as a major

Back on Friday I posted on the CAG (Central American Gyre) and the potential for development. Yesterday we had Tropical Storm Michael, today’s it’s hurricane Michael and appears to be on it’s way to becoming a major tomorrow over the open Gulf of Mexico. This system has organised and intensified quickly to the east of […]

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‘Central American Gyre’ to bring widespread heavy rainfall and possible tropical development

Written by on October 5, 2018 in North and South America, Rest of World with 0 Comments
‘Central American Gyre’ to bring widespread heavy rainfall and possible tropical development

A broad circulation of disorganized thunderstorms is affecting much of Central America from Pacific to Atlantic. This is known as a ‘Central American Gyre’ which has been known to spawn tropical cyclones as well as flash flooding and landslides. Note the low is centred over the SW Caribbean Sea but the envelop of moisture covers […]

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Calgary has record snow day, 3 times the October average while Tampa’s 96F is hottest October day!

Written by on October 3, 2018 in North and South America, Rest of World with 0 Comments
Calgary has record snow day, 3 times the October average while Tampa’s 96F is hottest October day!

Following an unusually cold and snowy September, that trend continued and matured into October. The 13 inches of snow which fell on Calgary was not only the city’s biggest October 1-day snowfall but was in fact the 7th snowiest of all-time. Out of the city’s biggest snow days, this event was by far the earliest […]

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WU: An Atmospheric Rarity: Twin Cat 5s Prowl the Pacific

Written by on October 2, 2018 in Rest of World, Tropical with 0 Comments
WU: An Atmospheric Rarity: Twin Cat 5s Prowl the Pacific

Dr. Jeff Masters  ·  October 2, 2018, 11:05 AM EDT In a rare display of atmospheric violence, two Category 5 storms simultaneously churned across the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday morning. At 8 pm EDT Monday evening, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center elevated Hurricane Walaka a Category 5 storm with 160 mph winds, and just three […]

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165 mph Mangkhut slams Philippines (strongest since Haiyan) Followed by Hong Kong’s worst hit since 1983

Written by on September 19, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World, Tropical with 0 Comments
165 mph Mangkhut slams Philippines (strongest since Haiyan) Followed by Hong Kong’s worst hit since 1983

Super Typhoon Mangkhut was the West Pacific’s 31st depression, 22nd storm and 9th typhoon of 2018 and was the globe’s strongest tropical cyclone of the year packing sustained winds of 180 mph at it’s peak. The highest storm warning (signal 4) was raised for the northern provinces of Luzon in anticipation of the Cat 5 […]

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Florence Latest: 35/23 Inches of Rain Drowns NC, SC Records, Wilmington’s 105 mph Gust in Highest in 60 Years!

Written by on September 17, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Florence Latest: 35/23 Inches of Rain Drowns NC, SC Records, Wilmington’s 105 mph Gust in Highest in 60 Years!

Florence may not have lived up to it’s initial billing as the strongest Carolina hurricane in history but it certainly did for it’s excessive rainfall which has put large parts of North Carolina and South Carolina under water, killing 18 so far. Like with Harvey last year, Hurricane Florence stalled allowing rain bands to sit […]

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WU: Dire Flood Threat for the Carolinas as Florence’s Record Rains Continue

Written by on September 15, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
WU: Dire Flood Threat for the Carolinas as Florence’s Record Rains Continue

Article from www.wunderground.com Bob Henson  ·  September 14, 2018, 11:21 PM EDT Relentless rainbands sweeping around Tropical Storm Florence continue to drench parts of North and South Carolina already waterlogged after days of torrential downpours. Florence’s center—located about 40 miles west of Myrtle Beach, SC, at 11 am EDT Saturday, with top sustained winds down […]

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Category 2 Florence Still Likely To ‘Wipe Out’ Carolina Coastal Communities & Break City & State Rainfall Records

Written by on September 13, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Category 2 Florence Still Likely To ‘Wipe Out’ Carolina Coastal Communities & Break City & State Rainfall Records

Since my last post on Florence, the hurricane’s core has weakened in intensity and structure has become disorganized, likely due to dry air entrainment. However, despite it’s core winds (a small central portion of the storm) down from 140 to 110 mph, in a sense ‘the damage may have already been done’ because the system […]

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Mandatory Evacuations Begin On US East Coast As Florence Explodes To Category 4 Over Atlantic

Written by on September 10, 2018 in Tropical with 0 Comments
Mandatory Evacuations Begin On US East Coast As Florence Explodes To Category 4 Over Atlantic

After the near silence over the Atlantic in July and through much of August, we’re approaching the peak of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season and dealing with a tempest. Florence (as expected) has underwent rapid intensification over the bath-tub warm waters of the Western Atlantic. Florence has went from 75 to 130 mph within 24 […]

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Northeast US: Record Warm Sea, Air & Potential Influence On Hurricane Florence

Written by on September 8, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Northeast US: Record Warm Sea, Air & Potential Influence On Hurricane Florence

We have an ocean to atmosphere feedback setup and pattern which could spell a serious problem to the US. Waters from the Gulf of Maine down to the Delmarva are running at record warm levels. SST’s of 84 degrees have been reported off Cape May, NJ. There’s an noticeable response in the atmosphere above with […]

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