November 16, 2018

What it’s really like to fly into a hurricane, and why it’s a critical part of your forecast

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By Hilary Brueck Sfrom Business Insider Hurricane hunters have been flying directly into storms for 75 years. There’s no better way to get a clear, accurate picture of how strong and windy a hurricane is. Scientists in the airplane measure the wind speeds and pressure inside hurricanes. It’s information we can’t get from satellites. They […]

Keeping an eye on Isaac as watches are issued for Lesser Antilles Islands

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By Eric Zernich From KATC ABC As Isaac continues its track towards the Lesser Antilles islands hurricane watches have been issued for Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinque, while Antigua and Montserrat are under a tropical storm watch. Tuesday morning Isaac has encountered some westerly wind shear weakened the system slightly down to a strong tropical storm […]

National Hurricane Center watching one area for potential development

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From Accuweather There are no active tropical cyclones across the Atlantic basin at this time. However, we are monitoring a cluster of showers and thunderstorms that is currently located around halfway between the west coast of Africa and the Lesser Antilles or over 1,000 miles to the southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. This area […]

From Manfred to Maria: The history of naming hurricanes

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By Larry Sprinkle From wcnc NBC An Atlantic storm that ripped the mast off a boat named Manfred became known as Manfred’s hurricane. Then, in the mid-1900s, people started using female names for storms. The history of naming hurricanes is fascinating. There was a time when storms were given arbitrary names. An Atlantic storm that […]

Tropics could come alive next week – Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico

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By Joe Cioff From Meteeorologist Joe Cioffi June 7, 2018 joestradamus hurricane season 2018, Joestradamus, long range forecast, We have already seen the season’s first named storm a couple of weeks ago with Subtropical Storm Alberto. If you recall this system developed when troughing developed in the Central Gulf States and extended southward into the […]

National Hurricane Center watching disturbance just south of Grand Cayman

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Tropical Weather Discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 639 AM EDT Tue May 22 2018 Tropical Weather Discussion for North America, Central America Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, northern sections of South America, and Atlantic Ocean to the African coast from the Equator to 32N. The following information is based on satellite imagery, weather […]

New storm forecasting methods mark ‘huge leap forward’: U.S. official

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By Isabelle Gerretsen From Reuters LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The director of the U.S. National Hurricane Center said new ways of forecasting extreme weather events, including identifying storms before they fully develop, mark a “huge leap forward in the science of hurricanes”. Kenneth Graham, who chaired a meeting this week of the World Meteorological […]

U.S. hurricane forecasters embark on preparedness mission to Mexico and Caribbean

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From NOAA Public invited to tour U.S. Air Force Reserve ‘Hurricane Hunter’ aircraft April 10, 2018 With the 2018 hurricane season fast approaching, NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve will host a series of events, including tours aboard a hurricane hunter aircraft, to help communities in Mexico and the Caribbean prepare for the season […]

Forecasters monitoring latest potential tropical system in Caribbean

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From Tampa Bay Times Forecasters are monitoring a system in the Atlantic that has a chance of becoming the next tropical system. As Hurricane Ophelia bears down on Ireland, forecasters are now monitoring a growing area of showers and thunderstorms about 175 miles north-northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, according to the National Hurricane […]

Hurricane Maria unleashes flooding, knocks out power in Puerto Rico

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From CBS News Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday as a powerful Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph, and it was expected to punish the island with life-threatening winds for 12 to 24 hours, forecasters said. The storm weakened slightly overnight, but officials there predict entire towns will have to […]