Category: Tropical

Bermuda In the Eye!

Bermuda In the Eye!

| October 13, 2016 @ 10:27 am

The eye of Hurricane Nicole is passing over the island of Bermuda right now. Here is the Bermuda Weather Service radar: Here are wind observations across the island now: Here is a plot of the wind at the Airport over the past 2 days. Notice the dramatic drop at the eye moved over the station. […]

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Powerful Hurricane Nicole Drawing a Bead on Bermuda with 125 mph Winds

Powerful Hurricane Nicole Drawing a Bead on Bermuda with 125 mph Winds

| October 13, 2016 @ 8:52 am

LATE REPORT The weather station at BDA just reported a sustained wind of 68 knots (78 mph) with gusts to 90 knots (104 mph) at 8:52 a.m. CDT. ORIGINAL POST Major Hurricane Nicole is closing in on the beautiful island nation of Bermuda this morning. Top winds are 125 mph, but the system looks a […]

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Matthew Impact – Florida Atlantic Coast

Matthew Impact – Florida Atlantic Coast

| October 6, 2016 @ 7:26 am

Hurricane Matthew will bring life threatening conditions to the immediate Florida Atlantic coast late tonight and tomorrow… The main concern is the coastal area from roughly West Palm Beach north to Daytona Beach; this is what can be expected there. STORM SURGE: A surge of 6 to 9 feet is likely, which will bring coastal […]

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Matthew Getting Better Organized; Will Bring Big Impact to Florida, Georgia, Carolinas

Matthew Getting Better Organized; Will Bring Big Impact to Florida, Georgia, Carolinas

| October 5, 2016 @ 12:17 pm

Hurricane Matthews seems to be recovering from its trek over the mountains of Cuba and Hispaniola late this morning. Deep convection is increasing and expanding around the center. The Air Force plane in the storm right now found that the central pressure in this last pass through the center was 964 mb, but didn’t find […]

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Matthew in Radar No Man’s Land

Matthew in Radar No Man’s Land

| October 2, 2016 @ 10:08 am

Lots of interest in Hurricane Matthew which remained a major hurricane this morning as a Category 4 storm. I was looking for weather radar from Jamaica and ran across this image which is a collection of all of the weather radars across the Caribbean. I thought it was interesting to note that Matthew is currently […]

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Matthew Close to Cat Five Intensity

Matthew Close to Cat Five Intensity

| September 30, 2016 @ 9:49 pm

We haven’t seen a category five hurricane in the Atlantic Basin since 2007, a year that saw two of them (Felix and Dean). Matthew may be about to change that. Hurricane Matthew has been intensifying rapidly for the past 24 hours in the Central Caribbean. Between 4 p.m. CDT yesterday and 4 p.m. today, Matthew’s […]

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Will the Record Be Unbroken?  By and By, We Will Tell.

Will the Record Be Unbroken? By and By, We Will Tell.

| September 25, 2016 @ 2:58 pm

By and by, we will find out whether the U.S. streak of no landfalling major hurricanes will remain intact. It was been 10 years 11 months and 2 days since a major hurricane hit the United States (Hurricane Wilma on October 24, 2005). That record obliterated the old record of eight years set in the […]

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Tropical Depression Thirteen Forms

Tropical Depression Thirteen Forms

| September 19, 2016 @ 4:21 pm

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has begun issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Thirteen. Satellite imagery, scatterometer data, and ship observations this afternoon indicated that the large low pressure system located southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands has maintained a well-defined circulation and has developed enough organization to be considered a tropical depression. The initial intensity […]

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Tropical Low Along the East Coast of Florida

Tropical Low Along the East Coast of Florida

| September 13, 2016 @ 3:02 pm

A tropical low is just east of Daytona Beach this afternoon. It has a chance to become a tropical depression or tropical storm this afternoon. The low is moving to the north northwest toward Jacksonville. It has produced wind gusts to tropical storm force (39 mph or greater) along the coast. Gale warnings are in […]

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Hermine Nearing The Coast

Hermine Nearing The Coast

| September 1, 2016 @ 8:40 pm

The eye of Hurricane Hermine is only about 40 miles south/southeast of Apalachicola at 8:30 this evening… Note the tornado warnings in the spiral band east of the storm center. Landfall will come shortly on the Florida coast south of Tallahassee, and east of Apalachicola. Sustained winds are now 80 mph, Hermine is still a […]

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Watches Issued For Part Of Florida’s Coast

Watches Issued For Part Of Florida’s Coast

| August 30, 2016 @ 4:28 pm

The NHC track for Tropical Depression Nine has been shifted a little to the left… as it approaches they have issued a hurricane watch from the Anclote River to Indian Pass. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the Florida Gulf Coast west of Indian Pass to the Walton/Bay County line. Scroll down to […]

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First Eight, Now Nine

First Eight, Now Nine

| August 28, 2016 @ 4:53 pm

Earlier today we announced the birth of Tropical Depression Eight. Now, just six and a half hours later, we have Tropical Depression Nine. Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft this afternoon indicated that the area of low pressure located in the Florida Straits had a well-defined center. Satellite imagery also showed a significant increase […]

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Tropics Take Center Stage

Tropics Take Center Stage

| August 28, 2016 @ 12:54 pm

It’s a warm and humid last Sunday of August across Central Alabama. Temperatures are approaching 90F at the noon hour, heading toward highs between 91F-94F. With dewpoints in the lower 70s, heat index values are in the middle and upper 90s. Skies are partly cloudy and regional radars are mostly quiet. High pressure at the […]

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Depression Eight Forms

Depression Eight Forms

| August 28, 2016 @ 10:04 am

A new tropical depression has formed this morning, but those of you watching the tropical Atlantic may be surprised to learn it is NOT the one progressing through the Florida Straits. No, it is not that one, but it is the one that is west of Bermuda headed west. There are currently no coastal watches […]

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Invest 99L And Labor Day Weekend

Invest 99L And Labor Day Weekend

| August 28, 2016 @ 7:04 am

THE HYPE MACHINE: I still say the open tropical wave known as “Invest 99L” is the most publicized disorganized wave in history. The two primary reasons… *It has been 3,961 days (almost 11 years) since a major hurricane (category three or higher) has made landfall in the U.S… last one was Hurricane Wilma that hit […]

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Tropical Questions

Tropical Questions

| August 20, 2016 @ 11:48 am

As I noted in the Weather Xtreme Video, we are going to have a lot to watch over the next 10 days as the disturbance labeled Invest 99L moves westward across the southern Atlantic. A lot to watch and a lot to talk about! As you can see from the satellite image above, 99L is […]

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TD 4 Becomes Danielle

TD 4 Becomes Danielle

| June 20, 2016 @ 6:47 am

In the process of putting together the Weather Xtreme Video, NHC has upgraded TD 4 to Tropical Storm Danielle. Danielle will be moving slowly into the east coast of Mexico during the day today producing heavy rainfall in the 6 to 10 inch range along with gusty wind. The advisory on Danielle is produced below. […]

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TD 4 Comes Alive

TD 4 Comes Alive

| June 19, 2016 @ 4:04 pm

The National Hurricane Cetner (NHC) has issued the first advisory on the newly formed Tropical Depression 4 in the Southwest Gulf of Mexico. Here is the text of that advisory and the latest track of the system. NHC forecasters do expect it to become a tropical storm tonight or early Monday. If it does, it […]

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