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Thoughts on the Atlantic Hurricane Season 2018 (Inc video)

Written by on June 1, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Thoughts on the Atlantic Hurricane Season 2018 (Inc video)

This is not a forecast or outlook but more thoughts regarding this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. Today is of course the first day of the season and we’ve already seen Alberto. Not a particularly noteworthy system from a tropical point of view but it helped contribute to the wettest May on record for parts of […]

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TWC: Updated 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook Calls for Near-Average Activity

Written by on May 31, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
TWC: Updated 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook Calls for Near-Average Activity

Below article from weather.com By Chris Dolce May 31 2018 12:51 PM EDT weather.com Story Highlights Colorado State University expects 13 more named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes, a slight reduction from its initial forecast. This is near the 30-year average for the number of hurricanes and tropical storms in the Atlantic Basin. […]

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Sagar was strongest cyclone to hit Somalia and westernmost in Indian Ocean

Written by on May 28, 2018 in Africa, Tropical with 0 Comments
Sagar was strongest cyclone to hit Somalia and westernmost in Indian Ocean

Recent Severe Cyclone Sagar set a few records last week by becoming the westernmost ever cyclone within the Indian Ocean basin. The cyclone was also the strongest to ever hit Somalia after traversing the entire east-west length of the hot Gulf of Aden. Despite being locked in on three sides by desert, the Gulf of […]

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Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto becomes 5th system in last 7 years to form Prior to June 1

Written by on May 25, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto becomes 5th system in last 7 years to form Prior to June 1

Subtropical storm Alberto has formed in the western Caribbean off the Yucatan and promises to track north towards the US Gulf Coast hammering Memorial Day weekend for beachgoers. Not the best of afternoon’s in Cancun due to the presence of Alberto just off to the east. Pre June 1 development has happened often over the […]

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First Ever Tropical Cyclone Forms Off Chile in 16-20C (60-68F) Water?

First Ever Tropical Cyclone Forms Off Chile in 16-20C (60-68F) Water?

The Pacific off South America’s west coast is typically too cool for support tropical cyclones and so the feature which has popped up in the last 36 hours off Chile could be a first. The below chart showing global tropical cyclone tracks say it all. There is no record of anything in this region of […]

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WU: Good Riddance to the Brutal Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2017

WU: Good Riddance to the Brutal Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2017

Dr. Jeff Masters  ·  November 30, 2017, 1:17 PM EST The Atlantic hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1 to November 30, has finally drawn to a close. The brutal 2017 season was an awful reminder of the huge hurricane vulnerability problem we face, and how unprepared we are for a potential future where […]

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NHC takes Ophelia close to Portugal but may be more of a UK problem!

NHC takes Ophelia close to Portugal but may be more of a UK problem!

Ophelia is poised to become the 10th straight Atlantic hurricane of the 2017 season which ties a very long standing record for most consecutive Atlantic named storms to become a hurricane. The other three years of which this has occurred is 1878, 1886 and 1893. This is a NHC track you don’t see everyday. TD Seventeen has […]

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Hurricane Nate comes ashore in Louisiana & Mississippi as 4th US hurricane of 2017

Written by on October 8, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Hurricane Nate comes ashore in Louisiana & Mississippi as 4th US hurricane of 2017

Hurricane Nate made it’s first landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River, LA at 7pm ET Saturday night and later made a 2nd landfall near Biloxi, MS at 12.30am Sunday. Both landfalls were Category 1 with 85 mph winds. Nate weakened slightly prior to landfall due to land interaction, dry air and cooler waters from it’s peak intensity […]

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Nate Strengthens over GOM, expected to make Louisiana landfall as Category 2!

Written by on October 7, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Nate Strengthens over GOM, expected to make Louisiana landfall as Category 2!

The 7th hurricane of 2017 and Nate is destined to be the United States 3rd hurricane landfall of 2017. Droughts often end with a flood right? Once clear of competing forces in the Caribbean and land interaction, Nate has organised and strengthened quickly over the open Gulf of Mexico posing a significant threat on the US Gulf Coast tonight. […]

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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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