December 8, 2019

U.S. upgrades its weather forecasting system, but still lags behind competitors

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BY ANDREW FREEDMAN From Mashable The National Weather Service (NWS) has completed a major upgrade to its main supercomputers, which are now processing weather data in four dimensions instead of three. The move will result in more accurate weather forecasts, the agency says. However, the NWS still lags considerably behind several major weather centers abroad […]

Ida going to be around for a while as we begin to watch Caribbean and Gulf

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By Mark Sudduth From Hurricane Track Ida has become stronger over the weekend with top winds of 50 mph as of this morning. The forecast keeps Ida on the maps for the next five days, eventually strengthening it in to a hurricane over the open Atlantic. Some of the long range models suggest that it […]

Quietest Atlantic Hurricane Season Since 1986

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By Dr. Jeff Masters From Weather Underground The traditional busiest month of the Atlantic hurricane season, September, is now over, and we are on the home stretch. Just three weeks remain of the peak danger portion of the season. September 2014 ended up with just two named storms forming–Dolly and Edouard. Since the active hurricane […]

Little change to tropical disturbance 93L [may be TD Thu]

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NOTE: SEE UPDATED IMAGES BELOW STORY By Dr. Jeff Masters From Weather Underground An area of disturbed weather located near 9°N, 45°W at 8 am EDT Wednesday, about 1150 miles east of the Lesser Antilles Islands (93L), has the potential to develop into a tropical depression by Thursday, but is struggling with high wind shear […]

93L in Eastern Atlantic growing more organised

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By Dr. Jeff Masters From Weather Underground An area of disturbed weather located near 10°N, 33°W at 8 am EDT Monday, about 500 miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, was designated Invest 93L by NHC early Monday morning. This disturbance is a more serious threat than Tropical Depression Two of last week, and has […]

Dr. Jeff Masters: Bogus GFS Model forecasts of Atlantic tropical cyclone genesis

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By Dr. Jeff Masters From Weather Underground There are no tropical cyclone threat areas in the Atlantic to discuss today, and none of the reliable models for forecasting tropical cyclone genesis is predicting development over the coming five days. However, the 00Z Friday run of the GFS model predicts that a low pressure area will […]