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Tropical Depression Barry – Day 5

Tropical Depression BarryPosition: 32.8N 93.6W [ 4:00PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb ↑.

Currently about 20 miles [ 35 km] North-Northeast of Shreveport, Louisiana.

All Watches and Warnings have been discontinued. This is the final advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

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

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July 14, 2019   No Comments

Tropical Storm Barry – Day 4

Tropical Storm BarryPosition: 31.0N 93.0W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [340°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1002 mb ↑.

Currently about 35 miles [ 60 km] Southwest of Alexandria, Louisiana.

At 1PM CDT the storm made landfall near Intracoastal City, Louisiana and lost enough energy to be down-graded to a tropical storm.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans and Grand Isle to Cameron.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Intracoastal City to Biloxi, Mississippi and Lake Pontchartrain.

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

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July 13, 2019   No Comments

Tropical Storm Barry – Day 3

Tropical Storm BarryPosition: 28.6N 91.0W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [300°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Minimum central pressure: 993 mb.

Currently about 75 miles [ 125 km] South-Southeast of Morgan City, Louisiana.

At 10PM CDT it is about 292 miles West-Southwest of me and the outer rain bands have been dumping on me for a couple of hours.

Barry is expected to make landfall as a minimum hurricane tomorrow morning west of Morgan City, Louisiana.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of Louisiana from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Mouth of the Pearl River to Grand Isle; Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans; and Intracoastal City to Cameron.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Shell Beach to Biloxi, Mississippi and Lake Pontchartrain

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Intracoastal City to Cameron, Louisiana and the Mouth of the Mississippi River to Grand Isle.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Mississippi coast
east of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Biloxi to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

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

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July 12, 2019   No Comments

Tropical Storm Barry – Day 2

Tropical Storm BarryPosition: 27.9N 89.4W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [275°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1001 mb.

Currently about 165 miles [ 265km] Southeast of Morgan City, Louisiana.

At 7 PM CDT Barry is a little stronger, and it is slowing. This is bad news. The slower it moves the more rain that will fall.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of Louisiana from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Mouth of the Pearl River to Grand Isle; Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans; and Intracoastal City to Cameron.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the Louisiana coast from Intracoastal City to Shell Beach.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Intracoastal City to Cameron, Louisiana and the Mouth of the Mississippi River to Grand Isle.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Mississippi coast east of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect from the Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City, Louisiana and Shell Beach to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

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

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July 11, 2019   2 Comments

Potential Tropical Cyclone Two

Potential Tropical Cyclone TwoPosition: 27.7N 88.0W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Southwest [245°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1009 mb ↓.

Currently about 120 miles [ 190km] Southeast of the Mouth of the Mississippi River.

To provide ample warning to areas that may be affected by this system, the National Hurricane Center has begun to issue advisories.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the Mouth of the Mississippi River westward to Cameron Louisiana.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Mouth of the Mississippi River northward to the Mouth of the Pearl River.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect from the Mouth of the Pearl River to Intracoastal City, Louisiana.

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

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July 10, 2019   No Comments

Invest 92L

Tropical Storm flagThis started as a low pressure trough up in the Ohio River valley that drifted south and entered the Gulf of Mexico at Apalachee Bay near St Marks, Florida.

The center is at 30.0N 84.7W with wind speeds of 25mph and a pressure of 1011mb. The general motion is south at about 5mph. Conditions are conducive for further development.

July 9, 2019   No Comments

Remnant Andrea – Day 2

Remnant AndreaPosition: 30.8N 68.3W [ 4:00PM CST 2100 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [070°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1009 mb.

Currently about 230 miles [ 370 km] West-Southwest of Bermuda.

The system has degraded to a remnant low. This is the final NHC advisory.

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

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May 21, 2019   Comments Off on Remnant Andrea – Day 2

Subtropical Storm Andrea

Subtropical Storm AndreaPosition: 29.5N 68.7W [10:00PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb.

Currently about 300 miles [ 485 km] Southwest of Bermuda

First storm of the season that doesn’t officially start until June 1st.

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

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May 20, 2019   Comments Off on Subtropical Storm Andrea

The Season Is Over

Technically the Atlantic hurricane season is over, but it started in May with Tropical Storm Alberto coming ashore on the Florida Gulf Coast East of me. There were 16 tropical systems: 1 depression, 7 tropical storms, and 8 hurricanes. Three storms came ashore on the northern Gulf Coast [TS Alberto, TS Gordon, and Cat 4 Hurricane Michael (155 mph)] while Hurricane Florence came ashore in the Carolinas as Cat 1 after peaking as a Cat 4, but caused massive damage with flooding rains.

Michael was the fourth strongest storm to make landfall in the US. [The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 (185 mph), Hurricane Camille (175 mph), and Hurricane Andrew (165 mph)]

Further analysis from the National Hurricane Center, Dr Jeff Masters, and Accuweather.

December 1, 2018   Comments Off on The Season Is Over

Post-Tropical Cyclone Oscar – Day 5

Post-Tropical Cyclone OscarPosition: 39.3N 49.6W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [030°] near 35 mph [56 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph [120 kph].
Wind Gusts: 90 mph [145 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 320 miles [520 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 80 miles [130 km].
Minimum central pressure: 976 mb ↓.

Currently about 540 miles [ 870 km] South-Southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

Oscar has transformed into a post-tropical cyclone. This is the final NHC advisory.

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

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October 31, 2018   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Cyclone Oscar – Day 5

Hurricane Oscar – Day 4

Hurricane OscarPosition: 32.8N 55.2W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [035°] near 22 mph [35 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph [130 kph].
Wind Gusts: 95 mph [155 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 150 miles [240 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 30 miles [ 45 km].
Minimum central pressure: 979 mb.

Currently about 560 miles [ 900 km] East of Bermuda.

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

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October 30, 2018   Comments Off on Hurricane Oscar – Day 4

Hurricane Oscar – Day 3

Hurricane OscarPosition: 27.4N 58.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [010°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 105 mph [165 kph].
Wind Gusts: 120 mph [195 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 15 miles [ 30 km].
Minimum central pressure: 970 mb ↓.

Currently about 515 miles [ 830 km] Southeast of Bermuda.

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.]

October 29, 2018   Comments Off on Hurricane Oscar – Day 3

Hurricane Oscar – Day 2

Hurricane OscarPosition: 25.6N 57.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph [120 kph].
Wind Gusts: 85 mph [135 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 15 miles [ 30 km].
Minimum central pressure: 989 mb.

Currently about 645 miles [1035 km] Northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands.

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

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October 28, 2018   Comments Off on Hurricane Oscar – Day 2

Tropical Storm Oscar

Tropical Storm OscarPosition: 25.7N 51.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Southwest [240°] near 20 mph [31 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Minimum central pressure: 994 mb ↓.

Currently about 910 miles [1465 km] Northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands.

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.]

October 27, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Oscar