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2024 Hurricane Outlook

NOAA has released its forecast for this year’s season and it not comforting for of us who live along the coastlines of the Atlantic Basin.

They are predicting 17 to 25 Named Storms. Of those, 13 will become Hurricanes and 7 of those Hurricanes will reach Major Storm status – Category 3 or higher.

The forecast reflects the higher water temperatures in the Basin and a developing La Niña in the Pacific.

May 26, 2024   No Comments

The Season Is Over

Tropical Storm flagInstead of creating my own post and missing something like the Pacific storm Otis hitting Acapulco as a Category 5 hurricane after spinning up from a Tropical Storm in one one day, I’ll hand you to the people your taxes pay: 2023 Hurricane Season wrap-up by NOAA.

November 30, 2023   Comments Off on The Season Is Over

Potential Tropical Cyclone Twenty-Two – Day 2

Potential Tropical Cyclone Twenty-TwoPosition: 20.0N 76.5W [ 9:00PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [045°] near 22 mph [35 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb ↑.

Currently about 140 miles [ 220 km] Northeast of Montego Bay, Jamaica.

All Watches and Warnings have been cancelled. This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on this system.

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 17, 2023   Comments Off on Potential Tropical Cyclone Twenty-Two – Day 2

Potential Tropical Cyclone Twenty-Two

Potential Tropical Cyclone Twenty-TwoPosition: 15.9N 81.1W [ 9:00PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [015°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb.

Currently about 320 miles [ 515 km] West-Southwest of Kingston, Jamaica.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Jamaica; Haiti; Cuban provinces of Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Holguin, Granma, and Las Tunas; Southeastern Bahamas and Turks & Caicos 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.]

November 16, 2023   Comments Off on Potential Tropical Cyclone Twenty-Two

Tropical Storm Tammy – Day 11

Tropical Storm TammyPosition: 32.6N 55.2W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Southeast [105°] near 17 mph [28 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 90 miles (150 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1000 mb ↑.

Currently about 560 miles [ 900 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.]

October 28, 2023   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Tammy – Day 11

Tropical Storm Tammy – Day 10

Tropical Storm TammyPosition: 32.7N 61.3W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [335°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [110 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles (220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 991 mb ↑.

Currently about 205 miles [ 330 km] East of Bermuda.

She’s back! Tammy has regained tropical characteristics.

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, 2023   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Tammy – Day 10

Post-Tropical Cyclone Tammy – Day 9

Post-Tropical Cyclone TammyPosition: 30.5N 58.4W [ 4:00AM CDT 0900 UTC].
Movement: North [355°] near 19 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 100 mph [160 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 195 miles (315 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 30 miles [ 45 km].
Minimum central pressure: 973 mb.

Currently about 395 miles [ 640 km] East-Southeast of Bermuda.

The National Hurricane Center has issued its last public advisory on this system.

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 26, 2023   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Cyclone Tammy – Day 9

Hurricane Tammy – Day 8

Hurricane TammyPosition: 29.9N 57.8W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [015°] near 20 mph [31 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 90 mph [150 kph].
Wind Gusts: 100 mph [160 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 195 miles (315 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 973 mb ↑.

Currently about 445 miles [ 715 km] East-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 25, 2023   Comments Off on Hurricane Tammy – Day 8

Remnant Low Twenty-One – Day 2

Remnant Low Twenty-OnePosition: 13.6N 84.8W [10:00AM CDT 1500 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 25 mph [ 35 kph].
Wind Gusts: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb.

Currently about 130 miles [ 210 km] North-Northwest of Bluefields, Nicaragua.

The National Hurricane Center has issued its last public advisory on this system.

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 24, 2023   Comments Off on Remnant Low Twenty-One – Day 2

Hurricane Tammy – Day 7

Hurricane TammyPosition: 24.9N 60.7W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [040°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 95 mph [155 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles (280 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 976 mb ↓.

Currently about 570 miles [ 915 km] South-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 24, 2023   Comments Off on Hurricane Tammy – Day 7

Tropical Depression Twenty-One

Tropical Depression Twenty-OnePosition: 12.4N 83.4W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [310°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb.

Currently about 40 miles [ 60 km] Northeast of Bluefields, Nicaragua.

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 23, 2023   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Twenty-One

Hurricane Tammy – Day 6

Hurricane TammyPosition: 22.9N 63.1W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [045°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph [120 kph].
Wind Gusts: 85 mph [135 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 125 miles (205 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 987 mb ↓.

Currently about 655 miles [1060 km] South 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 23, 2023   Comments Off on Hurricane Tammy – Day 6

Hurricane Tammy – Day 5

Hurricane TammyPosition: 20.8N 64.0W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [325°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 95 mph [155 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles (185 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 993 mb ↑.

Currently about 190 miles [ 305 km] North-Northwest of Anguilla.

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 22, 2023   Comments Off on Hurricane Tammy – Day 5

Hurricane Tammy – Day 4

Hurricane TammyPosition: 17.8N 61.9W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [330°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 95 mph [155 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 125 miles (205 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 992 mb ↑.

Currently about 15 miles [ 25 km] North-Northwest of Barbuda.

Currently about 80 miles [ 130 km] East-Southeast of St. Martin.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Barbuda, Anguilla; St. Maarten; St. Martin and St. Barthelemy.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Saba and St. Eustatius.

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 21, 2023   Comments Off on Hurricane Tammy – Day 4