State of the Atmosphere
The State of the Atmosphere, September 1st, 2019
The story this Labor Day weekend is hurricane Dorian as it slams the Northern Bahamas Sunday as a catastrophic category 5 hurricane . The storm will slow to a crawl through Monday before turning north and tracking off the Southeastern United States through week's end. Dorian is now one of the strongest hurricanes on record for the Western Atlantic,
Hurricane Rosa
If you are a Weather5280 Insider you know we've had our eye on the Eastern Pacific for months now in anticipation for it to not only get active late in the season, but perhaps deliver some much needed moisture to the parched southwest as well. As we close out September and head into October this will hold our focus, as several tropical storms are forecast to impact first the southwest United States, and eventually areas north into Utah and Colorado and beyond. Hurricane Rosa, forec
Hurricane Harvey: A Resource Guide
Hurricane Harvey threatens to make landfall in Texas as the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since hurricane Wilma in October of 2005. Harvey, which has intensified rapidly over the last 24 hours, is now a category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 85mph, and is expected to further intensify as it moves toward the Texas coast – potentially as a major hurricane – early Saturday. Harvey not only poses a threat with damaging wind, but is forecast to bring incredible
7 Innovations Since the Last Time a Major Hurricane Made Landfall in the United States
By Ian Livingston and Brendan Heberton Hurricane Wilma in October 2005 was the last major hurricane to make landfall in the United States. That storm came ashore in Cape Romano, Florida as a Category 3, with sustained winds of 120 mph. It caused an estimated $35.6 billion (2016 dollars) in damage and killed more than 60 people. Times have changed a lot in the 11-year period since Wilma. The change has arguably come at the quickest pace in h
Record-Setting Patricia Takes Aim at Mexico
Fueled by a very warm Pacific, not only in the ENSO regions, but also north off the coast of Mexico and up the Baja California Peninsula, hurricane Patricia has become the strongest hurricane on record in the National Hurricane Center's area of responsibility. Maximum sustained winds are estimated at 200mph, with a central minimum pressure of 880mb this morning. The intensification of Patricia was remarkable, as of early Thursday it was a tropical storm, intensifying to a category five hurricane
A rough week for the East Coast: Tracking Hurricane Irene
A rare 5.8 magnitude earthquake that rattled the east coast today will soon be a distant memory as our focus turns to the probable landfall of Hurricane Irene. This will be the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2008. As of 11pm est. August 23 Irene was a category one hurricane with sustained winds of 90 miles an hour. According to the National Hurricane Center the storm is forecast to gain in strength over the next day. Current forecasts call for a potential category 3