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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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THU 7 SEP: VOGAN’S HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE

Written by on September 7, 2017 in Hurricane Irma, Videos with 0 Comments
THU 7 SEP: VOGAN’S HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE

Hurricane Irma breaks multiple records as it continues it’s Cat 5 rampage of the Caribbean, Barbuda wiped out!

Hurricane Irma breaks multiple records as it continues it’s Cat 5 rampage of the Caribbean, Barbuda wiped out!

Hurricane Irma continues to raise the bar in the threshold of hurricane power. Firstly setting a new record for strongest Atlantic hurricane outside of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico to a tie with Florida Keys 1935, Gilbert 1988 and Wilma 2005 for 2nd strongest in Atlantic based on 185 mph sustained winds. Allen 1980 has winds of 190 mph. However… […]

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Hurricane Irma now a Category 5 with sustained winds of 175 mph!

Hurricane Irma now a Category 5 with sustained winds of 175 mph!

THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED THROUGHOUT TODAY Tuesday PM UPDATE: Hurricane Irma becomes first Atlantic Category 5 of 2017 and strongest since Felix 10 years ago. #Irma is the furthest east in Atlantic that we've had a 175 mph hurricane on record (57.7°W). Previous record: David-1979 (66.2°W). pic.twitter.com/GiHaLqgw1S — Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) September 5, 2017 […]

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US says goodbye Harvey and hello Fall, Chilly 10 days ahead in East! Watching Irma

US says goodbye Harvey and hello Fall, Chilly 10 days ahead in East! Watching Irma

Amazingly, we’ve been talking about Harvey for a solid week now and he’s finally lifting and fading but not without flooding parts of the TN/OH valleys. While Harvey finally begins to leave the playing field, down comes one of two waves of Canadian chill which will certainly bring a taste of fall to the East. […]

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HARVEY JUST KEEPS ON GOING: Catastrophic flood shifts E to Beaumont, TX with 26.03″ within 24 hrs

HARVEY JUST KEEPS ON GOING: Catastrophic flood shifts E to Beaumont, TX with 26.03″ within 24 hrs

Tropical Storm Harvey made a 3rd and final landfall today with max winds of 45 mph, this time in Cameron, Louisiana but not before hammering the Beaumont and Port Arthur, TX area with potentially the greatest rainfall rates of all, even surpassing that of Houston. BREAKING: #Tropical Storm #Harvey2017 made landfall near Cameron, LA. Major […]

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US Lower 48 sets new record for most rain within a single Tropical Cyclone

US Lower 48 sets new record for most rain within a single Tropical Cyclone

With Harvey drifting back out over the Gulf and positioned SW of the Greater Houston area, the intense and persistent rains reignited and eventually the 1978 Amelia record of 48 inches fell within the last few hours. The record for total rainfall from a tropical system has been BROKEN! Mary's Creek at Winding Road recorded […]

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Harvey became 1st Texas Category 4 since 1961 and now drowning Houston, literally!

Harvey became 1st Texas Category 4 since 1961 and now drowning Houston, literally!

Nearly 72 hours after Hurricane Harvey came ashore as America’s strongest hurricane since 2004, the system continues to bring utter misery to Texans. Harvey’s wind with gusts in excess of 130 mph has caused significant damage in a focused area around Rockport, Port Lavaca and Port Aransas where the eyewall came ashore at 10pm Thursday […]

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Daylight reveals true destruction on TX coast by Category 4 Harvey but worst still ahead!

Daylight reveals true destruction on TX coast by Category 4 Harvey but worst still ahead!

THIS POST SHALL BE UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DURATION OF HURRICANE HARVEY AND IT’S IMPACTS ON TEXAS. Saturday evening BST At 10pm CT Friday Hurricane Harvey came ashore as a Category 4 storm generating wind gusts of 132 mph. Scenes of severe damage continue to stream in around Rockport, Port Aransas and Port Lavaca where the […]

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Texas prepares for potentially devastating Harvey & end to 12-year major hurricane drought

Texas prepares for potentially devastating Harvey & end to 12-year major hurricane drought

Just a couple of days ago Harvey had faded to near nothing over the Caribbean and now we’re watching the same system rapidly organise into what could be a major hurricane and America’s first since Wilma of 2005. Pretty much all models point to Harvey coming ashore near Corpus Christi, TX late tomorrow evening / […]

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