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Tropical Depression Cindy – Day 5

Tropical Depression CindyPosition: 36.0N 89.6W [10AM CDT 1500 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [075°] near 24 mph [39 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1001 mb ↑.

Currently about 65 miles [ 105 km] North-Northeast of Memphis, Tennessee.

Cindy is hanging on and dumping rain on the Mississippi, Tennessee, and Ohio valleys potentially causing flooding.

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

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June 23, 2017   No Comments

Tropical Depression Cindy – Day 4

Tropical Depression CindyPosition: 33.1N 93.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [025°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 20 mph [ 30 kph].
Wind Gusts: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1000 mb ↑.

Currently about 80 miles [ 130 km] North-Northeast of Shreveport, Louisiana.

Cindy has been downgraded to a tropical depression and will probably become a remnant low later today or early tomorrow. The storm is still generating rain that can produce flooding. All tropical warnings and watches have been cancelled.

At 4PM CDT reporting was transferred from the National Hurricane Center to the NWS Weather Prediction Center.

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

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June 22, 2017   No Comments

Tropical Storm Cindy – Day 3

Tropical Storm CindyPosition: 28.3N 93.3W [ 7PM CDT 0000 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [105 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Minimum central pressure: 992 mb ↓.

Currently about 115 miles [ 185 km] Southeast of Galveston, Texas.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for San Luis Pass, Texas to the mouth of the Mississippi River.

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

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June 21, 2017   No Comments

Tropical Storm Cindy – Day 2

Tropical Storm CindyPosition: 26.4N 91.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [310°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 275 miles [445 km].
Minimum central pressure: 997 mb.

Currently about 230 miles [ 365 km] South of Morgan City, Louisiana.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for San Luis Pass, Texas to the Alabama-Florida border including Metropolitan New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain.

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

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June 20, 2017   No Comments

Remnant Bret – Day 3

Remnant BretPosition: 12.0N 67.3W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 22 mph [35 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb ↑.

Currently about 115 miles [ 190 km] East of Curacao.

All watches and warnings have been cancelled as Bret has weakened to a remnant tropical wave. This is the final NHC advisory.

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

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June 20, 2017   No Comments

Potential Tropical Cyclone Three

Potential Tropical Cyclone ThreePosition: 24.4N 89.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [330°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1000 mb ↓.

Currently about 325 miles [ 525 km] South of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Intracoastal City to the Mouth of the Pearl River.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for West of Intracoastal City to High Island, Texas.

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

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June 19, 2017   No Comments

Tropical Storm Bret – Day 2

Tropical Storm BretPosition: 10.0 61.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 23 mph [37 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 80 miles [130 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb ↑.

Currently about 30 miles [ 45 km] South of Trinidad.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Trinidad,Tobago, Grenada, and Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana including Isla de Margarita.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bonaire, Curacao, and Aruba.

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

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

June 19, 2017   No Comments

Potential Tropical Cyclone Two

Tropical Depression TwoPosition: 7.9N 52.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 23 mph [37 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1005 mb ↓.

Currently about 630 miles [1015 km] East-Southeast of Trinidad.

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

This is a new ‘product’ from the National Hurricane Center. This was a wave off of Africa whis appears to be on track to being a Tropical Storm. This advisory makes it easier for jurisdictions to issue tropical warnings and watches in advance of storms.

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

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June 18, 2017   No Comments

The First Storm?

Tropical Storm flag

Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook at 7am CDT:

A broad area of low pressure located over the northwestern Caribbean
Sea continues to produce a large area of disorganized showers and
thunderstorms. Gradual development of this system is expected while
it moves slowly northwestward across the Yucatan Peninsula later
today and over the southern or central Gulf of Mexico on Monday and
Tuesday, where a tropical or subtropical cyclone is likely to form.
Regardless of development, heavy rains are expected over portions of
Central America, the Yucatan Peninsula, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands,
and western Cuba during the next several days. An Air Force Reserve
Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system
later today, if necessary.

June 18, 2017   No Comments

Today’s Bad News

Queensland got mauled by Cyclone Debbie. There are reports of winds in excess of 160mph, structures blown apart, large boats ending up inland, trees toppled, roads blocked, power lines down, – a major mess and no hard numbers on casualties because of a lack of communications in the hardest hit areas.

It is a slow moving storm with lots of rain, so the river flooding is to come.

Meanwhile in Britain Article 50: PM Theresa May signs the letter that will trigger Brexit. The clock has started on the two-year process that will separate the United Kingdom from the European Union.

In reaction to the Brexit process the Scottish Parliament voted to hold a second independence referendum by 69 to 59. The Scots are not going to back off as the SNP [Scottish National Party] believes it will pass this time because of Brexit.

All bad news in the US leads back to the SCROTUS: Trump dramatically changes US approach to climate change. Yes, I would say that denying it exists is a pretty dramatic change, as was putting a pawn of fossil fuel companies in as the head of the EPA.

Meanwhile the House just voted to allow ISPs to sell data on their customers. They joined the Senate and the White House will certainly sign it.

March 28, 2017   8 Comments

Debbie Coming Ashore

The coast is already feeling near hurricane strength winds as Debbie approaches. The storm stalled earlier which will reduce the storm surge somewhat by missing the high tide, but it is still a Category 4 and may strengthen before landfall. In addition to the wind and storm surge rainfall totals of up to two feet are forecast, which will trigger inland flooding. The ABC has a continuously updated live blog of the situation.

Meanwhile the Australian Navy’s largest ships are unable to join Cyclone Debbie emergency response amid engine troubles. They are Helicopter carriers, similar to US amphibious assault vessels. Both have power problems, so an older, smaller vessel is on its way to the area.

March 27, 2017   4 Comments

Cyclone Debbie

The Northeast coast of Australia is about to get slammed by Cyclone Debbie which is forecast to be a Category 4 storm by the time it makes landfall in Queensland.

The people on the coast are veterans, but that really doesn’t help – just because you’ve done it before doesn’t mean you want to do it again.

March 25, 2017   5 Comments

It’s Over

Tropical Storm flagThis has been a very long season kicked off by what became Hurricane Alex on January 12th and ended with Otto on November 26th. There were 16 tropical systems and 15 of them earned names. Of the named storms, 7 became hurricanes with 3 making major hurricane status. Hurricane Matthew was Category 5 with 160 mph sustained winds at one point.

Things have changed and weird is the new normal for tropical weather.

December 1, 2016   2 Comments

Remnant Otto – Day 6

Remnant OttoPosition: 8.7N 96.0W [ 3PM CST 2100 UTC].
Movement: West [260°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb ↑.

Currently about 485 miles [ 780 km] South of Port Angel, Mexico.

At 3PM CST Otto has dissipated into a remnant low. This is the final advisory.

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

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November 26, 2016   Comments Off on Remnant Otto – Day 6