November 15, 2019

Humberto strengthens near the Northwest Bahamas

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By Bob Henson From Weather Underground Just two weeks after a catastrophic hit from Hurricane Dorian, the Northwest Bahamas are dealing with Tropical Storm Humberto. The slowly intensifying storm was located just 30 miles east-northeast of Great Abaco Island at 11 am EDT Saturday. Humberto was packing top winds of 50 mph. The strongest winds […]

Category 1 Hurricane Dorian expected to be a Cat 4 by Sunday

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By Dr. Jeff Masters From Weather Underground Aug 29 2019 11:33 EDT At 11 am EDT Thursday, Dorian was a Category 1 hurricane with 85 mph winds, headed northwest at 13 mph. A NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft measured a central pressure of 986 mb, a 5 mb drop from the 5 am value. Satellite images showed a […]

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 […]

Two Eastern Atlantic Tropical Waves may develop this weekend

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By Dr. Jeff Masters  From Weather Underground A strong tropical wave (92L) located a few hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands at 8 am EDT Thursday was headed west to west-northwest at about 10 mph, and has the potential to affect the Caribbean next week. Favoring development of the wave were warm sea […]

Florence catches its breath before a potential Bermuda-U.S. encounter next week

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By Bob Henson From Weather Underground Hurricane Florence’s first phase as a major hurricane came to an end overnight Wednesday night, but Florence is expected to reintensify into a large and dangerous storm that could pose multiple threats for Bermuda and the U.S. East Coast in the next week. As of 11 am EDT Thursday, […]

Big drop in CSU’s Atlantic Hurricane Outlook; Quiet Atlantic, active Pacific [Invest 95 in Atlantic]

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By Dr. Jeff Masters From Wunderground Chiller-than-usual waters in the eastern North Atlantic have prodded the forecast group based at Colorado State University to reduce the amount of tropical cyclone activity they project for 2018 from the values predicted only one month ago. In their July update issued on Monday, CSU’s Dr. Phil Klotzbach and […]

90L in Western Caribbean slightly more organized; Development possible this weekend

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By Dr. Jeff Masters from Weather Underground There has been a slight increase in organization over the past day to the area of disturbed weather (90L) associated with a broad surface low centered near the northeast coast of Belize in the western Caribbean. This system was spreading showers and thunderstorms over Cuba, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, […]

Gulf of Mexico disturbance bringing heavy rains to Florida, and may develop

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Dr. Jeff Masters From Weather Underground The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts on June 1, but we could see a tropical or subtropical depression form in the Gulf of Mexico this week, off the coast of the Florida Panhandle. A broad area of low pressure has developed over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, in association […]

Major Nor’easter could get an assist from 93L

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By Bob Henson from Weather Underground Showers and thunderstorms continue to bubble around a large area of disturbed weather in the Western Caribbean. Designated as Invest 93L, the system had a broad center located on Tuesday morning just off the east coast of Nicaragua, near 13°N, 82°W. Data from the ASCAT scatterometer shows that winds […]

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 […]