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Hurricane Dorian – Day 8

Hurricane DorianPosition: 26.3N 75.1W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 150 mph [240 kph].
Wind Gusts: 180 mph [290 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 30 miles [ 45 km].
Minimum central pressure: 940 mb ↓.

Currently about 125 miles [ 200 km] East of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Northwestern Bahamas excluding Andros Island.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Andros Island.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the east coast of Florida from Deerfield Beach to Sebastian Inlet.

In good news for Florida the forecast track at 4AM CDT shows the turn to the North occurring further to the East, off shore. The track has been shifting about every 12 hours.

At 10AM CDT Florida is looking like it might have “dodged the bullet” of a powerful hurricane as the track continues to move to the East.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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August 31, 2019   Comments Off on Hurricane Dorian – Day 8

Hurricane Dorian – Day 7

Hurricane DorianPosition: 25.5N 71.4W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [300°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 140 mph [220 kph].
Wind Gusts: 165 mph [265 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 30 miles [ 45 km].
Minimum central pressure: 948 mb ↓.

Currently about 375 miles [ 605 km] East of the Northwestern Bahamas.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Northwestern Bahamas excluding Andros Island.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Andros Island.

At 1PM Dorian became a Category 3, a major hurricane. The current tracking has it passing over the Northern Bahamas and making landfall on the Florida Peninsula East of Lake Okeechobee. Once ashore the current tracking has the storm taking a right turn to parallel I-95. Given the “king tides”, up to a 12-foot surge topped by storm-tossed breakers, and a prodigious amount of rain, there is an almost certain chance of major flooding along the corridor.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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August 30, 2019   Comments Off on Hurricane Dorian – Day 7

Post-Tropical Cyclone Erin – Day 4

Post-Tropical Cyclone ErinPosition: 36.1N 71.6W [ 4:00AM CDT 0900 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [025°] near 15 mph [24 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1005 mb.

Currently about 225 miles [ 365 km] East-Northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Erin has become a post-tropical cyclone. This is the final advisory from the NHC.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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August 29, 2019   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Cyclone Erin – Day 4

Hurricane Dorian – Day 6

Hurricane DorianPosition: 23.3N 68.4W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [325°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 105 mph [165 kph].
Wind Gusts: 120 mph [195 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 977 mb ↓.

Currently about 295 miles [ 470 km] East-Northeast of the Southeastern Bahamas.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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August 29, 2019   2 Comments

Katrina

Scout First Draft graphic

It wasn’t the storm, it was the levees.

It wasn’t Nature, it was man.

August 29, 2019   Comments Off on Katrina

Tropical Depression Erin – Day 3

Tropical Depression ErinPosition: 35.6N 72.1W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [025°] near 21 mph [33 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1005 mb ↓.

Currently about 195 miles [ 310 km] East of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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August 28, 2019   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Erin – Day 3

Hurricane Dorian – Day 5

Hurricane DorianPosition: 19.7N 65.7W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [325°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [120 kph].
Wind Gusts: 100 mph [160 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 15 miles [ 30 km].
Minimum central pressure: 986 mb ↓.

Currently about 90 miles [ 145 km] North of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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August 28, 2019   Comments Off on Hurricane Dorian – Day 5

Tropical Storm Erin – Day 2

Tropical Storm ErinPosition: 31.9N 72.1W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 2 mph [ 4 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1005 mb ↓.

Currently about 300 miles [ 485 km] Southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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August 27, 2019   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Erin – Day 2

Tropical Storm Dorian – Day 4

Tropical Storm DorianPosition: 16.0N 63.0W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [310°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb ↑.

Currently about 275 miles [ 440 km] East-Southeast of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Puerto Rico.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Puerto Plata.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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August 27, 2019   2 Comments

Tropical Depression Six

Tropical Depression SixPosition: 31.5N 72.2W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East [100°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1010 mb.

Currently about 320 miles [ 515 km] Southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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August 26, 2019   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Six

Tropical Storm Dorian – Day 3

Tropical Storm DorianPosition: 13.2N 59.7W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1003 mb ↓.

Currently about 95 miles [ 155 km] East-Southeast of St. Lucia.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Martinique, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Dominica, Grenada & its dependencies, Saba & St. Eustatius, Puerto Rico.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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August 26, 2019   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Dorian – Day 3

Tropical Storm Dorian – Day 2

Tropical Storm DorianPosition: 11.7N 55.3W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1003 mb.

Currently about 300 miles [ 485 km] East-Southeast of Barbados.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Dominica, Martinique, Grenada and its dependencies.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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August 25, 2019   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Dorian – Day 2

Tropical Storm Dorian

Tropical Storm DorianPosition: 10.9N 50.4W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb.

Currently about 635 miles [1020 km] East-Southeast of Barbados.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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August 24, 2019   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Dorian

Remnant Chantal – Day 4

Tropical Depression ChantalPosition: 35.6N 40.9W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: South [185°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1014 mb.

Currently about 785 miles [1265 km] West of the Azores.

Chantal has decayed to a remnant low. This is the final NHC advisory.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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August 23, 2019   Comments Off on Remnant Chantal – Day 4