Category: Tropical

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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TD4 Soon?

TD4 Soon?

| June 19, 2016 @ 10:08 am

Invest 94L over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico may well already be a tropical depression. Air Force Reconnaissance will investigate the system this afternoon. Wind shear is fairly light over the system and thunderstorms continue to concentrate near the center. It will continue moving west northwest and will reach the Mexican Coast late tonight or […]

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We Have Tropical Storm Colin

We Have Tropical Storm Colin

| June 5, 2016 @ 5:33 pm

Reports from the Air Force plan have found surface winds of tropical storm force (34 knots) and Tropical Depression three has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Colin. The highest winds are well to the northeast of the center in our still disorganized system. TROPICAL STORM COLIN TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL […]

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TD#3 Remains Disorganized

TD#3 Remains Disorganized

| June 5, 2016 @ 4:02 pm

An Air Force Reserve WX-130 is flying a reconnaissance mission in Tropical Depression Number 3 over the southern Gulf of Mexico. They are not finding a very organized system at this time. It appears to have an elongated center north of the Yucatan Peninsula. The plane found maximum flight level winds of around 30-35 knots […]

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TD #3 Has Formed

TD #3 Has Formed

| June 5, 2016 @ 10:23 am

The system in the Gulf of Mexico has developed enough to be designated tropical depression number three with top winds of 35 mph. It is located on the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and is moving north at 8 mph. It should become Tropical Storm Colin later today. It won’t become a hurricane, and […]

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Concerning The Gulf Tropical Low

Concerning The Gulf Tropical Low

| June 5, 2016 @ 7:12 am

A few quick notes to answer your questions about the tropical system that will develop in the Gulf of Mexico tonight/tomorrow… LATE UPDATE: This system is now Tropical Depression Three. *The rain across Alabama today doesn’t have anything to do with it; it is related to an upper trough/cold front combination. Additional rain amounts of […]

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Update on Potential in Tropics

Update on Potential in Tropics

| June 4, 2016 @ 12:14 pm

Here is a quick check on the western Caribbean Sea. The satellite image late this morning continued to show an are of lower pressure with numerous showers and thunderstorms in a fairly large area approaching the Yucatan Peninsula. The latest computer model runs show similar patterns for the developing storm system, but there are some […]

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