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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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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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