November 18, 2019

Slow-moving Tropical Depression Imelda brings over 30 inches of rain to Texas

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By Bob Henson From Weather Underground Devastating flooding unfolded across far southeast Texas late Wednesday night and spread into the Houston area on Thursday morning, as Tropical Depression Imelda continued to plague the region. At 11 am EDT Thursday, Tropical Depression Imelda was located about 50 miles north of Houston, moving north to northwest at […]

Tropical Trouble: Imelda to drench Texas Coast, Humberto heads for Bermuda, Depression forms in Atlantic

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By Bob Henson From Weather Underground Mid-September is behaving very much in line with the climatological peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic, as the National Hurricane Center launched advisories on several new systems in the space of just two hours at midday Tuesday. Of most immediate concern to the United States is Tropical Storm […]

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 […]

Dorian brushes Florida; serious impacts ahead for the Carolinas

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By Dr Jeff Masters From Weather Underground Hurricane Dorian steamed north-northwestward about 80 – 100 miles from the Florida coast Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The hurricane brought sustained tropical storm-force winds and damaging storm surge flooding to several locations along the Florida coast, but Floridians can breathe a sigh of relief that they missed […]

Category 2 Hurricane Dorian headed towards the Southeast U.S. after pounding the Bahamas

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By Dr. Jeff Masters From Weather Underground Dorian finally made its north-northwestward turn towards the Southeast U.S. late Tuesday morning, after subjecting the northwestern Bahamas to the most extreme pounding of any populated place in the history of Atlantic hurricanes. Dorian made landfall on Great Abaco Island in The Bahamas at 12:40 pm Sunday as […]

Uncertainty widens for southeast impacts from extremely dangerous Dorian

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By Dr. Jeff Masters From Weather Underground There is increasing hope that Florida will escape a direct hit from extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian, but South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia are at increased risk. The entire Southeast U.S. coast from central Florida to northern North Carolina is in the NHC cone of uncertainty for Dorian, […]

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 […]