September 22, 2018

Category 2 Florence nears landfall in North Carolina; Catastrophic flooding expected

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By Dr. Jeff Masters From Weather Underground Heavy rains from Category 2 Hurricane Florence are lashing the coast of North Carolina as the dangerous storm heads northwest towards an expected landfall on Friday. Florence may be a Category 2 hurricane by the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, but it is a Category 5 heavy rain and inland […]

Tropical Storm Isaac weakens in Caribbean

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From UPI Sept. 12 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Isaac is weakening in the Caribbean, meteorologists said Wednesday. Isaac had recorded maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and is moving west at 15 mph, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday morning. Forecasters said Isaac should regain hurricane strength as it reaches the Lesser Antilles. The storm […]

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 […]

Florence unexpectedly intensifies to a Major Hurricane; U.S. East Coast a potential target

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By Dr. Jeff Masters From Weather Underground An intense period of tropical cyclone activity is upon us in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the U.S. East Coast, Hawaii, and the Caribbean all potentially at risk of impacts from named storms next week. The most immediate concern is Hurricane Florence, which residents of the […]

Hurricane Watches for central Gulf Coast as TS Gordon intensifies

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By Bob Henson From Weather Underground Tropical Storm Gordon formed on Monday morning in the waters of the Upper Florida Keys, and it will be making a fast trek toward the upper Gulf Coast by late Tuesday. As of 11 am EDT Monday, Gordon was centered just southwest of the Everglades, about 50 miles south-southeast […]

UPDATED: TD forms in the Atlantic – Now TS Beryl

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From National Hurricane Center Tropical Storm Beryl Discussion Number 2 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022018 500 PM AST Thu Jul 05 2018 Beryl has been a bit of a surprise today, which is not uncommon for tiny tropical cyclones such as itself. A 1724 UTC SSMI microwave pass and a 1853 UTC SSMI/S […]

Hurricane Watch for SE Florida ahead of powerhouse Irma

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By Bob Henson From Weather Underground A hurricane watch and a storm surge watch are up for Florida, from the Florida Keys to Jupiter Inlet, as Category 5 Hurricane Irma heads steadily west-northwest at 16 mph. Hurricane Irma delivered a devastating blow to the Lesser Antilles islands of Barbuda, Saint Barthelemy, Anguilla, and Saint Martin/Sint […]

Powerful hurricane Irma bears down on Caribbean

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From Newsmax Hurricane Irma, a record Category 5 storm, churned across the Atlantic on Tuesday on a collision course with Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, threatening to lash the northern Caribbean with a potentially devastating mix of fierce winds, surf and rain. The eye of Irma, a monster storm packing winds of 185 miles […]

Hurricane Matthew reorganizing over the Bahamas; major shift in long-range track

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By: Jeff Masters , From Weather Underground Hurricane Matthew was a weakened a Category 3 hurricane with 115 mph winds on Wednesday morning at 8 am EDT, thanks to the disruptions to the storm caused by landfalls in Haiti and Cuba on Tuesday. However, the storm is re-organizing over the warm waters of The Bahamas, […]

Catastrophe looming in the Caribbean

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From Higgins Storm Chasing A worst case scenario is playing out for Major Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean which has many distinguished weather observers very concerned across the globe. Above: Latest rainbow satellite imagery via NOAA Major Hurricane Matthew (Category 4 – wind gusts to more than 200km/h) has completed the Northern turn which it […]