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WU: Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Category 5 at Landfall

Written by on April 20, 2019 in Tropical with 0 Comments
WU: Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Category 5 at Landfall

Bob Henson  ·  April 19, 2019, 1:28 PM EDT In its full report on devastating Hurricane Michael, published Friday, the NOAA/NWS National Hurricane Center found that Michael was a Category 5 storm with top sustained winds of 140 knots (160 mph) when it smashed ashore near Tyndall Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle on […]

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First Tropical Storm since 2010 & 9th On Record Forms In South Atlantic

Written by on March 29, 2019 in North and South America, Tropical with 0 Comments
First Tropical Storm since 2010 & 9th On Record Forms In South Atlantic

Subtropical storms form on average once a year in the South Atlantic Ocean but fully tropical systems are much rarer. Tropical Storm Iba formed about 500 miles ENE of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last Sunday. This was the first fully tropical system to form in the southern hemispheric Atlantic since Tropical Storm Anita in March, […]

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Wupit becomes N Hem’s strongest February Tropical Cyclone, Earth record’s southernmost 90F

Written by on March 17, 2019 in North and South America, Rest of World, Tropical with 0 Comments
Wupit becomes N Hem’s strongest February Tropical Cyclone, Earth record’s southernmost 90F

February saw countless extreme weather events. From record wind, snow and cold in Hawaii, record heat in Europe to record cold in the US and Canada as well as record snow and rainfall. We also observed the Northern Hemisphere’s strongest tropical cyclone for February. Super Typhoon Wutip underwent rapid intensification over marginally favorable or average […]

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East Pacific get back to back hyper active hurricane seasons thanks to boiling SST’s, El Nino and MJO

Written by on October 21, 2018 in Tropical with 0 Comments
East Pacific get back to back hyper active hurricane seasons thanks to boiling SST’s, El Nino and MJO

With the development of Vicente and Willa, the eastern Pacific hurricane season of 2018 has entered the record books as busiest ever following a very busy season last year. Like we’ve seen all too often this year, newly formed Willa has rapidly intensified off Mexico, gaining 60 mph and gaining ‘major’ status within 24 hours. […]

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Weird and wonderful Leslie remained a hurricane within 100 miles of Portugal, Strongest hit since 1880s

Written by on October 17, 2018 in Rest of Europe, Tropical with 0 Comments
Weird and wonderful Leslie remained a hurricane within 100 miles of Portugal, Strongest hit since 1880s

It was one of those oddities of the 2018 season, you get them now and again where they go one way, the other way, up and down and just keep on going. The eventual demise of Leslie was colder waters off Portugal but like Vince in 2005 and Ophelia in 2017, Leslie defied the laws […]

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Storm Callum Recap: Record low pressure, Worst flooding in Wales for 30 years, Warmest Oct Night & for so late!

Written by on October 13, 2018 in Rest of Europe, Tropical with 0 Comments
Storm Callum Recap: Record low pressure, Worst flooding in Wales for 30 years, Warmest Oct Night & for so late!

According to the Met Office, the central pressure within Storm Callum dropped from 986 to 938mb within 24 hours. That astonishing 48mb drop 24 hours made Callum an ‘atomic bomb’ cyclone, doubling the 24mb within 24 hours drop to constitute a ‘weather bomb’. It also broke the 1979 record of 939mb for early October UK […]

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Hurricane Michael makes landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida with 155-mph winds!

Written by on October 10, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Hurricane Michael makes landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida with 155-mph winds!

At 12.30pm CT, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, FL as a top end Cat 4 hurricane packing sustained winds of 155 mph. Just 1 mph higher would have been this the first Category 5 landfall since Andrew in 1992. Michael was the Panhandle’s strongest ever landfall and 3rd strongest for the US in […]

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Michael becomes Dangerous Category 3 hurricane less than 24 hours prior to Florida landfall

Written by on October 10, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Michael becomes Dangerous Category 3 hurricane less than 24 hours prior to Florida landfall

Despite encountering shear, some dry air and even the crossing of a cool ocean eddy, Michael has continued to strengthen. Just yesterday morning Michael was a tropical storm but as of this writing, he has become a 120 mph Category 3, poised to be one of, if not thee strongest hurricane to ever make landfall […]

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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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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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