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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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A Summer of Extremes For Japan: Strongest Typhoon in 25 Years Hits In Wake of 2 Record Rain Events And Heatwave

Written by on September 6, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World, Tropical with 0 Comments
A Summer of Extremes For Japan: Strongest Typhoon in 25 Years Hits In Wake of 2 Record Rain Events And Heatwave

First it was a record breaking rain and flood event, then record breaking heatwave which saw highs reach 41.1C setting a new national record followed by another record rain event. Now Japan is reeling from it’s strongest Typhoon to hit the country in 25 years. Japan is no stranger to typhoons. In fact they hit […]

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The Pendulum Swings As Pacific Quietens Down and Atlantic Wakens!

Written by on September 4, 2018 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
The Pendulum Swings As Pacific Quietens Down and Atlantic Wakens!

Up until now the focus has been across the Pacific and it’s busy 2018 season while the Atlantic has remained quiet as expected. This is typical of warm ENSO years where the tropical east and west Pacific is warm and Atlantic cool. As you can see from the two below charts, there’s been a frenzy […]

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Texas last August, Hawaii this August… US gets hit by 2 ‘wettest tropical cyclones on record’ in 12 months!

Written by on August 29, 2018 in Rest of World, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Texas last August, Hawaii this August… US gets hit by 2 ‘wettest tropical cyclones on record’ in 12 months!

Last August, Category 4 Harvey hit Texas with tremendous force. While wind and storm surge impacts were massive, the rainfall was simply off the charts as the vast system stalled for 5 days. 60.58 INCHES of rain fell on Nederland, TX setting a new record for most rainfall within a single US tropical cyclone. That […]

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Hurricane Lane drops 51.53″ of rain on Hawaii making for 3rd wettest US tropical cyclone

Written by on August 27, 2018 in North and South America, Tropical with 0 Comments
Hurricane Lane drops 51.53″ of rain on Hawaii making for 3rd wettest US tropical cyclone

Hurricane Lane, like most Pacific hurricanes, passed close but not over the chain of pearls. He was always going to be a big rain maker but not wind maker. Certainly Lane delivered on the rain, so much so it he has entered the record books. When it rains, it rains, especially when it’s from a […]

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