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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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NASA: Hurricane Irma Turns Caribbean Islands Brown

NASA: Hurricane Irma Turns Caribbean Islands Brown

acquired August 25 – September 10, 2017 acquired August 25, 2017 download large image (6 MB, JPEG, 11117×7664) acquired September 10, 2017 download large image (5 MB, JPEG, 11117×7664) Hurricane Irma churned across the Atlantic Ocean in September 2017, battering several Caribbean islands before moving on to the Florida Keys and the U.S. mainland. As […]

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NASA: Barbuda and Saint Barthélemy Browned by Irma

NASA: Barbuda and Saint Barthélemy Browned by Irma

 acquired August 27 – September 12, 2017 acquired August 27 – September 12, 2017 acquired August 27, 2017 download large image (16 MB, JPEG, 9351×7044) acquired September 12, 2017 download large image (12 MB, JPEG, 9351×7044) After Hurricane Irma, satellite images indicated a widespread browning of many Caribbean islands in the storm’s destructive path. These […]

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TWC: Before and After Images of Hurricane Irma’s Destruction in Barbuda and the Virgin Islands

Written by on September 15, 2017 in Hurricane Irma, Tropical with 0 Comments
TWC: Before and After Images of Hurricane Irma’s Destruction in Barbuda and the Virgin Islands

By Jonathan Erdman Sep 11 2017 07:00 AM EDT weather.com Newly released images from Digital Globe show the devastation left behind by Hurricane Irma. Among the scenes in this imagery are damaged homes, new cuts in beaches and thousands of defoliated trees. Hurricane Irma’s devastation in the Caribbean is being further revealed by new aerial […]

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CWG: Hurricane Irma drained the water from Florida’s largest bays — but it wasn’t gone for long

CWG: Hurricane Irma drained the water from Florida’s largest bays — but it wasn’t gone for long

By Matthew Cappucci By Matthew Cappucci Capital Weather Gang September 11 It didn’t take long for Tampa-area residents to flock out onto the bay after it went dry Sunday afternoon. Some thought it would be neat to forgo the use of a bridge. Others were left scratching their heads at the eerie phenomenon. Other instances of […]

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WU: Irma Makes Its Mark in Weather Records

WU: Irma Makes Its Mark in Weather Records

Article from wunderground.com Bob Henson  ·  September 12, 2017, 9:23 PM EDT Some of the worst impacts of Hurricane Irma were still coming to light on Tuesday, a day after the National Weather Service wrote its final advisory on the storm. Irma’s unique place in weather history is already clear, though. Phil Klotzbach (Colorado State […]

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WU: Days After Irma Ravages Caribbean, Survivors Still Trying to Get Out

Written by on September 13, 2017 in Hurricane Irma, Summer 2017, Tropical with 0 Comments
WU: Days After Irma Ravages Caribbean, Survivors Still Trying to Get Out

Articles from wunderground.com Sean Breslin Published: September 12, 2017 Days after Hurricane Irma left unthinkable destruction on numerous Caribbean islands – several of which are U.S. territories – residents are still calling out for desperately needed aid. “My husband is in the Army. As he says, it looks like a war zone,” Jennifer Stephens Cooper, […]

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Irma makes 2nd US landfall on Marco Island, Florida with gusts of 135-142 mph

Written by on September 10, 2017 in Hurricane Irma, Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Irma makes 2nd US landfall on Marco Island, Florida with gusts of 135-142 mph

Irma made a 2nd US and Florida landfall at Cat 4 intensity today. Hurricane #Irma has produced wind gusts as high as 142 mph near Naples, Florida: https://t.co/cJwk1gllHt pic.twitter.com/wr9gSge8GX — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) September 10, 2017 This is what the eyewall of Hurricane #Irma looks like. Watch The Weather Channel for continuing storm coverage. […]

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Irma marks Cuba’s first Category 5 landfall since 1924

Irma marks Cuba’s first Category 5 landfall since 1924

  #Irma has officially made landfall in Cuba as a Cat. 5 – the 1st Cat. 5 hurricane to make landfall in Cuba since 1924. pic.twitter.com/ue9wTMZta7 — Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) September 9, 2017 Hurricane #Irma has made landfall in Cuba as a rare category 5 storm with sustained winds of 160 MPH. #GOES16 pic.twitter.com/kCjLrsRDps — […]

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Record-breaking Hurricane Irma expected to regain Cat 5 status prior to Florida landfall

Written by on September 8, 2017 in Hurricane Irma, Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Record-breaking Hurricane Irma expected to regain Cat 5 status prior to Florida landfall

After maintaining 185 mph sustained winds for a record breaking 37 straight hours and buzz sawing through the Caribbean islands of Barbuda, Saint Martin, Turks and Caicos to name some, Irma now sets it’s sights on the southern Bahamas and Florida through the next 48 hours. Though ‘sustained’ winds were reduced to 150 mph and […]

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