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2017 Hurricane Season

Dr. Jeff Masters presents his summary of the 2017 Hurricane Season, which is hopefully over.

While it was supposed to start on June 1st, Tropical Storm Arlene popped up on April 19th. It did end early when Tropical Storm Rina went extra-tropical on November 9th. There were 19 tropical cyclones with 17 earning names. Of the 17 named storms 10 became Hurricanes with 6 making spinning up to major hurricane status, Category 3 and above.

It will be a long time before Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Barbuda was depopulated and Dominica was leveled. Houston was drowned by over three feet of rain from Harvey.

As predicted, this was a very active season.

December 1, 2017   2 Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Rina – Day 4

Post-Tropical Cyclone RinaPosition: 47.0N 45.5W [ 9AM CST 1500 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [035°] near 40 mph [65 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 275 miles [445 km].
Minimum central pressure: 998 mb ↑.

Currently about 360 miles [ 580 km] East of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

The storm is now post-tropical. This is the final NHC advisory.

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.]

November 9, 2017   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Cyclone Rina – Day 4

Tropical Storm Rina – Day 3

Tropical Storm RinaPosition: 42.5N 48.3W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [020°] near 23 mph [37 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Minimum central pressure: 995 mb.

Currently about 375 miles [ 600 km] Southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

The storm is going over cooler water and is being pulled toward a cold front. It should transition to a post-tropical cyclone late tonight or early Thursday morning.

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.]

November 8, 2017   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Rina – Day 3

Tropical Storm Rina – Day 2

Tropical Storm RinaPosition: 35.4N 48.5W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [010°] near 18 mph [30 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 160 miles [260 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1000 mb ↓.

Currently about 815 miles [1315 km] South-Southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

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.]

November 7, 2017   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Rina – Day 2

Tropical Storm Rina

Tropical Storm RinaPosition: 30.4N 49.9W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [010°] near 7 mph [11 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: 1010 mb ↓.

Currently about 890 miles [1430 km] East 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.]

November 6, 2017   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Rina

Remnant Philippe – Day 3

Remnant PhilippePosition: 31.0N 75.0W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [020°] near 46 mph [74 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [115 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 230 miles [370 km].
Minimum central pressure: 991 mb ↓.

Currently about 290 miles [ 470 km] South of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

All watches and warnings have been cancelled. This is the final NHC advisory.

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, 2017   Comments Off on Remnant Philippe – Day 3

Tropical Storm Philippe – Day 2

Tropical Storm PhilippePosition: 24.8N 82.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [015°] near 24 mph [39 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: 1003 mb ↑.

Currently about 25 miles [ 40 km] Northwest of Key West, Florida.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Isla de la Juventud, La Habana, Ciudad de la Habana, Matanzas, Cienfuegos, and Villa Clara; Northwestern Bahamas.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Central Bahamas; Florida coast from Craig Key to Golden Beach.

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 28, 2017   2 Comments

Potential Tropical Cyclone Eighteen

Potential Tropical Cyclone EighteenPosition: 18.2N 84.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [005°] near 7 mph [11 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: 1005 mb ↓.

Currently about 370 miles [ 595 km] South-Southwest of Havana, Cuba.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Isla de la Juventud, La Habana, Ciudad de la Habana, Matanzas, Cienfuegos, and Villa Clara; Northwestern Bahamas.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Central Bahamas.

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, 2017   2 Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Ophelia – Day 7

Post-Tropical Cyclone OpheliaPosition: 49.2N 13.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [010°] near 44 mph [70 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 110 mph [175 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 275 miles [445 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 969 mb ↓.

Currently about 220 miles [ 355 km] Southwest of Mizen Head, Ireland.

The storm has transitioned to a post-tropical cyclone. It will strike Ireland tomorrow, possibly with hurricane force winds. This is the final National Hurricane Center advisory.

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 15, 2017   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Cyclone Ophelia – Day 7

Hurricane Ophelia – Day 6

Hurricane OpheliaPosition: 37.3N 21.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [055°] near 28 mph [44 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 115 mph [185 kph].
Wind Gusts: 140 mph [225 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 150 miles [240 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 960 mb.

Currently about 305 miles [ 490 km] East of the Azores.

Ophelia is now the 6th major hurricane of the season, the 10th hurricane, the 15th named storm, and the 17th tropical cyclone in the Atlantic in 2017.

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 14, 2017   Comments Off on Hurricane Ophelia – Day 6

Hurricane Ophelia – Day 5

Hurricane OpheliaPosition: 33.0N 30.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [060°] near 20 mph [31 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 100 mph [155 kph].
Wind Gusts: 125 mph [200 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 90 miles [150 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 971 mb.

Currently about 400 miles [ 645 km] South-Southwest of the Azores.

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 13, 2017   Comments Off on Hurricane Ophelia – Day 5

Hurricane Ophelia – Day 4

Hurricane OpheliaPosition: 30.7N 34.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [060°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 105 mph [165 kph].
Wind Gusts: 125 mph [200 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 90 miles [150 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 970 mb ↓.

Currently about 670 miles [1075 km] Southwest of the Azores.

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 12, 2017   Comments Off on Hurricane Ophelia – Day 4

Hurricane Ophelia – Day 3

Hurricane OpheliaPosition: 30.0N 35.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [040°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 110 mph [175 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 986 mb ↓.

Currently about 745 miles [1195 km] Southwest of the Azores.

The tenth hurricane of the season at 4PM CDT.

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 11, 2017   4 Comments

Tropical Storm Ophelia – Day 2

Tropical Storm OpheliaPosition: 30.7N 37.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Southeast [140°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1002 mb ↑.

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

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 10, 2017   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Ophelia – Day 2