Hurricane
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
Tropics
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
Typhoons
The Impact of Pacific Typhoons on the United States
The 2014 tropical storm season has favored the Pacific, while it’s been much quieter in the Atlantic The Pacific tropical season has been an active one. We’ve seen 19 storms so far this year, with 16 being average total seasonal number. The 19th is Vongfong, currently hammering Japan . Meanwhile, the Atlantic season has been very quiet. Gonzalo is
State of the Atmosphere
The State of the Atmosphere: Sunday, October 12, 2014
The weather pattern really quiets down over the next week to 10 days after today’s system works through the region and exists Monday. If you’re not quite ready for snow, this forecast is for you; if you’re jumping at the bit for our first measurable snow… we’re going to keep you waiting a while longer. Sunday and Sunday night Afternoon highs will be chilly across the region Sunday, as a strong upper level trough passes through. We may see our high temperatures for the day early, with temperatur
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Moisture from Tropical Storm Simon Headed for Colorado, but Where?
As Matt mentioned on Sunday , this amazing October weather will give way to an unsettled second half of the week across Colorado. Models have been all over the map in handling details for late this week, largely surrounding the eventual track of moisture associated with now tropical storm Simon; that said, details have now come into much better focus. Simon is forecast to move inland later today, with moisture associated with th
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Comments on the Southwest: Odile to Bring More Heavy Rain to Arizona, New Mexico
A week after Phoenix saw it’s wettest day on record , the southwest is gearing up for another round of heavy rain and flooding from now Hurricane Odile, spinning into the Gulf of California. Current modeling takes the heaviest precipitation southeast of the Phoenix area, but flash flooding concerns across much of Arizona and New Mexico will be he
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What the Hurricane?
Animated GIF shows GFS day 9 forecast flop The moment we had been waiting for all summer finally arrived last week. The single model run to throw the social media world into a frenzy: the day 9 ‘dream’ hurricane from the GFS. It was amazingly viral for a landfall that was never to be. It was quite possibly the best non-storm setup we had seen in years, and, it was set to make landfall in New Orleans on the 9 year anniversary of Katrina. Of course, this was ridiculous and in the hours and days
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UPDATE: NYC orders mandatory evactuations as Irene nears Outer Banks
National Hurricane Center stats 5pm EDT, Aug 26, 2011: Location: Latitude 31.7 north... Longitude 77.4 west (see map) Direction: north at 14mph Maximum sustained winds: 100 mph Current rating: Category 2 Hurricane Irene is due to arrive early Sunday in New York, and for the first time in history mandatory evacuations are in place for coastal areas in New York City. While Irene has weakened slightly in the last 12 hours, this just reiterates the seriousness of the threat the storm still bears. B
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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