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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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TD 16 forms in western Carib, expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane!

Written by on October 5, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
TD 16 forms in western Carib, expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane!

As expected, TD 16 has been spawned from a Central American gyre. This looks to be trouble for not just Central America where rainfall will be prolific but also for the US. Modelling points to a hurricane landfall along the Gulf Coast somewhere between Louisiana and Florida this weekend. TS warnings up for Central America […]

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VIDEO: Amazing account of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico from Josh Morgerman

Written by on October 1, 2017 in Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
VIDEO: Amazing account of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico from Josh Morgerman

FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Josh Morgerman

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Late Caribbean development likely with La Nina, Cent American Gyre, High Ocean Heat Content!

Written by on October 1, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Late Caribbean development likely with La Nina, Cent American Gyre, High Ocean Heat Content!

Lowering heights over the deep warm waters of the southern Caribbean Sea means it doesn’t take much cyclonic turning to pop off a cyclone. With hurricanes tracking mainly north of the islands this year ocean heat content which is a measure of heat and depth combined is about as high as it gets over the […]

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WU: Puerto Rico Radar Obliterated After It Takes a Direct Hit From Hurricane Maria

Written by on September 26, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
WU: Puerto Rico Radar Obliterated After It Takes a Direct Hit From Hurricane Maria

Article from wunderground.com Jonathan Belles Published: September 25, 2017 Hurricane Maria took down one of Puerto Rico’s main weather monitoring radars as it roared across the island territory last week, and new photographs show how bad the damage is. (COMPLETE HURRICANE MARIA COVERAGE: Hurricane Central) The dome that covers the radar antenna, called a radome, […]

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WU: Hurricane Harvey Sets Preliminary Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Record with More Than 64 Inches

Written by on September 26, 2017 in Hurricane Harvey, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
WU: Hurricane Harvey Sets Preliminary Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Record with More Than 64 Inches

From wunderground.com September 26, 2017 Tropical Storm Harvey has set a preliminary U.S. rainfall record for any tropical storm or hurricane on record. According to the NWS in Lake Charles, Louisiana, a gauge near Nederland, Texas has reported a preliminary 64.58 inches of rain between Aug. 24 and Sep. 1. If confirmed, it would be the heaviest […]

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WU: September 2017 Was the Most Active Month on Record for Atlantic Hurricanes

Written by on September 26, 2017 in Rest of World, Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
WU: September 2017 Was the Most Active Month on Record for Atlantic Hurricanes

Brian Donegan Published: September 26, 2017 September 2017, with Category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria and Category 4 Hurricane Jose, has been the most active month of any Atlantic hurricane season on record. (MORE: Hurricane Central) Though not necessarily indicative of impact, a good way to rank the most extreme months of a hurricane season is using a parameter called […]

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