Category: Tropical

The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| July 23, 2017 @ 6:17 am

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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Don Degenerates To An Open Wave Over The Far Southeastern
Caribbean Sea

Don Degenerates To An Open Wave Over The Far Southeastern Caribbean Sea

| July 18, 2017 @ 9:48 pm

Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that Don no longer has a center of circulation. At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the remnants of Don were located near latitude 11.9 North, longitude 62.5 West. The remnants are moving quickly toward the west near 25 mph (41 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue during the next couple of days.

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Will We See Don This Week?

Will We See Don This Week?

| July 9, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

The GFS has been consistently predicting the development of a tropical depression in the main development region of the Atlantic, potentially affecting the East Coast of the U.S.

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Depression Degenerates Into A Tropical Wave

Depression Degenerates Into A Tropical Wave

| July 7, 2017 @ 3:45 pm

At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the remnants of Tropical Depression Four were located near latitude 16.5 North, longitude 52.5 West. The remnants are moving toward the west-northwest near 21 mph (33 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue tonight.

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Depression Expected To Degenerate To A Remnant Low Or A
Tropical Wave On Friday

Depression Expected To Degenerate To A Remnant Low Or A Tropical Wave On Friday

| July 6, 2017 @ 9:36 pm

At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Four was located near latitude 13.4 North, longitude 46.7 West. The depression is moving toward the west near 23 mph (37 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through Saturday.

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Depression Accelerating Westward And Still Not Very Well
Organized

Depression Accelerating Westward And Still Not Very Well Organized

| July 6, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Four was located near latitude 13.1 North, longitude 44.9 West. The depression is moving toward the west near 23 mph (37 km/h). A westward to west-northwestward motion at a similar forward speed is expected through Saturday.

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Summary of Tropical Activity in the Atlantic for June

Summary of Tropical Activity in the Atlantic for June

| July 6, 2017 @ 4:59 am

So far three named storms in the Atlantic, including one in April and two in June.

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Depression Moving Faster Toward The West-Northwest Over The Tropical Atlantic

Depression Moving Faster Toward The West-Northwest Over The Tropical Atlantic

| July 6, 2017 @ 3:34 am

At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Four was located near latitude 13.2 North, longitude 40.0 West. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h). A continued west-northwestward motion with an additional increase in forward speed is expected over the next 48 hours.

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Watching for Don

Watching for Don

| July 4, 2017 @ 11:11 am

We may see a tropical depression or tropical storm develop in the next 24 hours from the disturbance over the Central Atlantic. If it reaches tropical storm status, it will be named Don.

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Tropical Depression Cindy West of Memphis

Tropical Depression Cindy West of Memphis

| June 23, 2017 @ 4:00 am

Tropical Depression Cindy will life northeastward through the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys today bringing a threat of tornadoes and damaging winds from North Alabama all the way to Ohio and West Virginia.

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Rainfall Totals from Cindy So Far

Rainfall Totals from Cindy So Far

| June 22, 2017 @ 4:47 pm

Here are some rainfall amounts from Tropical Storm Cindy through 1 p.m. CDT. Ocean Springs MS is the big winner so far with 12.30 inches.

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Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

| June 22, 2017 @ 4:39 pm

Cindy was weakened to tropical depression status this afternoon. The center is moving through northern Louisiana.

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Waterspout Crossing Pensacola Bay A Short Time Ago

Waterspout Crossing Pensacola Bay A Short Time Ago

| June 22, 2017 @ 11:19 am

A waterspout crossing Pensacola Bay caught the attention of the observer at the Pensacola Airport.

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10 a.m. UPDATE: Cindy Weakens But Heavy Rains, Severe Threat Continue

10 a.m. UPDATE: Cindy Weakens But Heavy Rains, Severe Threat Continue

| June 22, 2017 @ 9:59 am

A weakening Cindy is moving into Northwest Louisiana at this hour. The severe weather threat will really ramp up to the east of the center this afternoon. Heavy rain is a major threat as well.

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Cindy Expected To Weaken While Moving Farther Inland

Cindy Expected To Weaken While Moving Farther Inland

| June 22, 2017 @ 7:00 am

Cindy moved inland near Cameron LA around 2 a.m this morning. It will continue to produce heavy rain and flash flooding across a wide area of the South into the weekend, along with severe weather.

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Cindy Will Make Landfall Near Cameron, Louisiana Around 2 a.m.

Cindy Will Make Landfall Near Cameron, Louisiana Around 2 a.m.

| June 21, 2017 @ 9:56 pm

Cindy has top winds of 50 mph and little change in strength is expected before landfall late tonight. The storm continues to bring heavy rains to the northern Gulf Coast.

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7 PM Update on Cindy:  Heavy Rainfall Continues To Affect The Northern Gulf Coast

7 PM Update on Cindy: Heavy Rainfall Continues To Affect The Northern Gulf Coast

| June 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Tropical Storm Cindy should move inland later tonight near the Texas/Louisiana border. An Air Force plane will be enroute shortly to investigate the storm.

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Cindy May Be Strengthening

Cindy May Be Strengthening

| June 21, 2017 @ 6:42 pm

An oil platform near the center of Tropical Storm Cindy measured a hurricane force wind gust at 5:55 p.m. with a pressure of 991 mb.

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Heavy Rainfall From Cindy Affecting The Northern Gulf Coast

Heavy Rainfall From Cindy Affecting The Northern Gulf Coast

| June 21, 2017 @ 3:41 pm

The center of Tropical Storm Cindy is now visible on the Lake Charles and Houston radars. It appears to have stalled temporarily to me, although the motion over the past few hours is still to the northwest. We don’t have any aircraft fixes on the center since Mission 04 has gone back to base.

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Cindy Moving Northwestward Toward The Gulf Coast

Cindy Moving Northwestward Toward The Gulf Coast

| June 21, 2017 @ 1:02 pm

Not much change is Cindy as it plods northwestward toward a landfall near the Texas/Louisiana border tonight. Top winds are 50 mph.

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GOES-16 Imagery of Tropical Storm Cindy

GOES-16 Imagery of Tropical Storm Cindy

| June 21, 2017 @ 11:12 am

This is the latest GOES-16 visible satellite animation of Tropical Storm Cindy. As you can see a little bit of convection is just at the beginning phase of forming to the south of the circulation.

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Cindy Weakens Slightly, Steady Rain Pushing Across Central Alabama

Cindy Weakens Slightly, Steady Rain Pushing Across Central Alabama

| June 21, 2017 @ 10:14 am

Tropical Storm Cindy will make landfall on the Texas/Louisiana border late tonight, but its impacts are being felt hundreds of miles to the east including here in Alabama.

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A Complete Look at  Cindy Including Central Alabama Expected Rainfall, Severe Weather

A Complete Look at Cindy Including Central Alabama Expected Rainfall, Severe Weather

| June 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am

The main threat from Cindy continues to be flooding rains along with the threat of tornadoes.

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Cindy Strengthens Over The Central Gulf Of Mexico; Top Winds Now 60 MPH

Cindy Strengthens Over The Central Gulf Of Mexico; Top Winds Now 60 MPH

| June 20, 2017 @ 10:08 pm

Heavy Rainfall Could Produce Life-threatening Flash Flooding Across Portions Of The Northern Gulf Coast.

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7 p.m. Update:  Cindy Still Meandering Over The Central Gulf

7 p.m. Update: Cindy Still Meandering Over The Central Gulf

| June 20, 2017 @ 7:04 pm

Heavy Rainfall Could Produce Life-threatening Flash Flooding Across Portions Of The Northern Gulf Coast.

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