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  • Hurricane Arthur

    07/03/2014 4:02:22 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 103 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 2 July 2014 | NHC/NOAA
    Arthur becomes the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season. Independence Day travelers and revelers up and down the U.S. Atlantic coast are eying the path of the storm. Forecast models are in good agreement that Hurricane Arthur will dampen July 4th festivities along the N.C. Outer Banks. Mandatory evacuation of the Outer Banks has begun. Warm waters from the Gulf Stream are adding fuel to the storm development. Sea Surface TempsPublic Advisories
  • Tropical Depression One Public Advisory (from NOAA)

    06/30/2014 8:38:36 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 40 replies
    noaa ^ | 6-30-14 | noaa
    000 WTNT31 KNHC 010301 TCPAT1 BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012014 1100 PM EDT MON JUN 30 2014 ...TROPICAL DEPRESSIONS FORMS EAST OF FLORIDA... ...TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR THE COAST OF EAST-CENTRAL FLORIDA... SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...27.6N 79.1W ABOUT 105 MI...170 KM ESE OF CAPE CANAVERAL FLORIDA ABOUT 210 MI...335 KM NNW OF THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...SW OR 225 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1009 MB...29.80 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY... A TROPICAL STORM WATCH...
  • Bastardi on Arthur (storm in the Atlantic)

    06/30/2014 12:23:10 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 21 replies
    twitter feed ^ | 6-29-14 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi @BigJoeBastardi · 6m I am worried this can get to cat 3 by July 4..we have it as a 2. But to put in perspective, Able, MAY 1951 was cat 3 off NC.
  • 2014 Hurricane Season Prediction

    05/22/2014 8:31:20 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 86 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | May 23,2014 | noaa/nhc
    Colorado State University researchers have forecast nine named storms in 2014, with just three expected to become hurricanes and one major storm. El Nino development is anticipated to contribute to a less active Atlantic tropical storm season. Forecasters got it wrong last year when they predicted an unusually busy hurricane season. There were just 13 named storms and two Category One hurricanes. The NHC has updated and revised several of their tracking and prediction products. The intensity probability table has been retired. The forecast cone (affectionately known as the cone of death or destruction) will be smaller. A new potential...
  • Tropical Storm Karen Live Thread

    10/03/2013 8:22:43 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 81 replies
    NHC/NOAA/Various ^ | 3 October 2013 | NHC/NOAA/Various
    Tropical Storm Karen threatens Central Gulf of Mexico states. NHC Public Advisories NHC Tropical Discussions
  • Tropical ocean key to global warming ‘hiatus’

    09/03/2013 11:30:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Nature News ^ | 28 August 2013 | Jeff Tollefson
    Surface cooling in equatorial Pacific drives decade-long pause in global temperature rise. A new study adds to mounting evidence that cooling in the tropical Pacific Ocean is the cause of the global warming hiatus, a slow-down in the rise of average temperatures that began around 1998. The eastern equatorial Pacific is well known to have an outsize influence on global weather. Years-long ocean trends such as El Niño and La Niña cause alternate warming and cooling of the sea surface there, with effects on monsoons and temperatures around the world. Now a modelling study by researchers at the Scripps Institution...
  • Tropical Storm Chantal

    07/08/2013 4:56:48 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 78 replies
    NHC/NOAA/Various ^ | 8 July 2013 | NHC/NOAA/Various
    Tropical Storm Chantal has formed in the North Atlantic. If the storm can survive wind shear and interaction with the mountains of Hispaniola, it may eventually become a threat to the U.S. NHC Public AdvisoriesNHC Discussions
  • Tropical Storm Andrea

    06/05/2013 3:04:17 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 139 replies
    NHC/NOAA/Various ^ | 5 June 2013 | NHC/NOAA/Various
    Tropical Storm Andrea becomes the first storm of the 2013 Atlantic season. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, Andrea is expected to dump significant rain across the Florida peninsula, and up through the Eastern states.
  • Schumer urges weather agency to keep Sandy labeled a tropical storm (insurance purposes)

    11/11/2012 3:28:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/12 | Zack Colman
    Schumer urges weather agency to keep Sandy labeled a tropical stormBy Zack Colman - 11/11/12 04:23 PM ET Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the federal weather agency to avoid labeling super-storm Sandy a hurricane because doing so would raise insurance deductibles. Schumer sent a letter Sunday to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and insurance companies warning that classifying Sandy as a hurricane could boost deductibles to $20,000, compared with $1,000 for a tropical storm. Schumer says insurers are seeking to have Sandy labeled a hurricane to cut their losses from the devastating natural disaster. “Today, we’ve sent...
  • Hurricane Sandy Live Thread II

    10/29/2012 10:21:35 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 863 replies
    NOAA/NHC & Various ^ | 10/29/2012 | NOAA/NHC & Various
    Late season Hurricane Sandy approaching the Eastern U.S. coast. Sea Surface TempsPublic AdvisoriesNHC Tropical DiscussionsSatellite ImagesLocal Radar & Weather: Wunderground Severe Wx Northeast Philadelphia/New Jersey Current WxDelaware: Dover Air Force Base Current WxNew York: Long Island Current Wx Buoy Data: Current Observations Mt. Holly NJ NWS Briefing Package for Hurricane Sandy (pdf file) Hurricane Sandy Live Thread I
  • Hurricane Sandy (LIVE THREAD)

    10/25/2012 8:53:50 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 454 replies
    NOAA/NHC & Various ^ | 10/25/2012 | NOAA/NHC & Various
    Late season Hurricane Sandy churning poleward off the Eastern U.S. coast. Sea Surface TempsPublic AdvisoriesNHC Tropical DiscussionsSatellite ImagesBuoy Data: Current Observations
  • Tropical Storm Leslie in the Atlantic (How can the DNC even think about not cancelling?)

    09/02/2012 10:17:14 PM PDT · by willyd · 22 replies
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ ^ | 09/02/2012 | NOAA
    Tropical storm Leslie is listed on the front page. Could get interesting.
  • Hurricane Isaac

    08/28/2012 9:24:55 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 353 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 27 August 2012 | NHC/NOAA
    Isaac has been slow to organize and attain hurricane status. Slow moving minimal Hurricane Isaac threatens to dump up to 20" of rain in portions of its path. Storm surge of 6-12ft is expected. Media news readers have gleefully reported RNC scheduling adjustments to accommodate public safety during Tampa storm warnings. A water spout formed in the Tampa Channelside area at 4:43PM Monday afternoon, a short distance from the RNC Convention Center. The Florida Atlantic coast was inundated with torrential rain squalls from far-reaching Isaac outer bands. Several tornados were reported in the Florida peninsula. The weather took its toll...
  • Tropical Storm Isaac

    08/22/2012 1:47:19 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 543 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 22 August 2012 | NOAA/NHC
    Tropical Storm Isaac threatens to dampen the Republican National Convention Monday in Tampa, Florida. National media outlets are having a grand time anticipating a Grand Old Party washout. Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn (D) announced Wednesday that he is absolutely prepared to call off the convention next week, with anticipated attendance of 70,000 delegates, party officials, journalists, protesters and others. Buckhorn has not indicated that he would attempt to mitigate liberal protests or a hastily planned Joe "Plugs" Biden visit to Tampa during the convention. Time will tell. Stay tuned... Sea Surface Temps Public AdvisoriesNHC Tropical DiscussionsSatellite ImagesBuoy Data: Caribbean W....
  • Tropical Storm Debbie forms in Cental Gulf of Mexico

    06/23/2012 3:17:36 PM PDT · by varina davis · 54 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 6/23/2012 | National Hurricane Center
    TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 200 PM EDT SAT JUN 23 2012 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO... BUOY OBSERVATIONS...SATELLITE DATA...AND PRELIMINARY RECONNAISSANCE DATA INDICATE THAT A TROPICAL STORM MAY BE FORMING IN THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO ABOUT 250 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. IF THE PLANE IS ABLE TO IDENTIFY A WELL-DEFINED SURFACE WIND CIRCULATION...THEN ADVISORIES WILL BE INITIATED LATER THIS AFTERNOON. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE...90 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE AS IT MOVES SLOWLY NORTHWESTWARD DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. TROPICAL STORM WATCHES...
  • Giant Tropical Lake Found On Saturn Moon Titan

    06/13/2012 6:33:23 PM PDT · by edpc · 44 replies
    Space.com via Yahoo News ^ | 13 June 2012 | Charles Q. Choi
    An oasis of liquid methane has unexpectedly been discovered amid the tropical dunes of Saturn's moon Titan, researchers say. This lake in the otherwise dry tropics of Titan hints that subterranean channels of liquid methane might feed it from below, scientists added. Titan has clouds, rain and lakes, like Earth, but these are composed of methane rather than water. However, methane lakes were seen only at Titan's poles until now — its tropics around the equator were apparently home to dune fields instead.
  • Invest 90 in the Gulf of Mexico

    02/05/2012 2:21:32 PM PST · by NautiNurse · 54 replies
    NHC/NOAA & Wunderground ^ | 5 February 2012 | NHC/NOAA & Jeff Masters
    We interrupt Super Bowl Sunday to bring you News of the Weird Weather... The first Super Sunday Tropical Invest in history formed this morning in the Yucatan Channel between Mexico and Cuba, and is slowly becoming more organized as it moves northeast towards Southwest Florida. The new disturbance, dubbed Invest 90L by NHC late this morning, has a modest but growing area of heavy thunderstorms near its center. Visible satellite imagery shows a pronounced spin at middle levels of the atmosphere, and 90L may be able to close off a surface circulation if it can find 24 more hours of...
  • Hurricane Rina

    10/24/2011 2:35:59 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 63 replies · 1+ views
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 24 October 2011 | NHC/NOAA
    Tropical Storm Rina has developed in the Western Caribbean Sea. Rina is expected to strengthen as it moves very slowly northward toward the Gulf of Mexico. Mash image to enlargeMash image to enlarge South FL Radar LoopSatellite Images & Loops Public Advisories NHC Discussions Buoy Data: Western CaribbeanFlorida & Eastern GOMWestern Gulf of Mexico Stormpulse (Interactive storm tracking)
  • Tropical Storms Maria & Nate

    09/08/2011 11:39:01 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 67 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 8 September 2011 | NHC/NOAA
    The 2011 Atlantic Tropical Storm season is at its peak with three active systems. Meanwhile, major inland flooding continues from the remnants of TS Lee. Tropical Storm Maria developed east of the Caribbean Sea. Tropical Storm Nate is nearly stationary in the Bay of Campeche. Hurricane Katia is churning in the Atlantic between the U.S. East Coast and Bermuda. Maria Nate Maria Public Advisories Nate Public Advisories Maria NHC Discussions Nate NHC Discussions Buoy Data Eastern Carib & Florida Buoy Data Western Gulf of Mexico Satellite (ATL Floater 3) Satellite (ATL Floater 1) StormPulse Tracking Maria StormPulse Tracking Nate
  • Tropical Storm Lee [interests in Louisiana need to check the rainfall forecasts]

    09/01/2011 4:54:36 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 113 replies · 1+ views
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 1 September 2011 | NHC/NOAA
    Tropical Depression Thirteen has developed in the Gulf of Mexico. Mash image to enlargeMash image to enlargeSea Surface Temperatures Rainfall Forecast Totals Loop Radar Images & Loops (interactive maps short/long range) New Orleans/Baton RougeLake Charles LAMobile LAHouston/Galveston TXTampa BayNW FloridaSatellite Images & Loops Public Advisories NHC Discussions Local Wx Alerts Buoy Data: LA/MS CoastalFlorida & Eastern GOMWestern Gulf of Mexico Stormpulse (Interactive storm tracking)
  • Heads Up Texas Gulf Coast

    08/30/2011 12:21:57 PM PDT · by eastforker · 42 replies
    Joe Bastardi twitter ^ | 8/30/11 | Eastforker
    Looks like we might have a chance at a tropical system by monday or tuesday in the Gulf. If so it would be Lee. Here is hoping it develops into a massive rain maker. BigJoeBastardiJoe Bastardi Expecting TPC to hatch western caribbean soon, and thats when it should start getting attention. GFS still too far east on Katia 2 hours ago BigJoeBastardiJoe Bastardi Not paying attention to blogs, but others should start picking this up. The pattern says this almost has to develop.gulf has 5-7 day window 2 hours ago BigJoeBastardiJoe Bastardi Lee to be will be ugly labor day...
  • Hurricane Irene Live Thread

    08/26/2011 9:40:24 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 2,407 replies · 2+ views
    NHC NOAA ^ | 26 August 2011 | NHC/NOAA
    Approximately 65 million people are likely to be directly impacted by Hurricane Irene as the storm takes aim at the densely populated Eastern Seaboard. Evacuations are underway for high flood risk areas. Mass transit cancellations, schedule changes and road/bridge closures are occurring throughout the storm warning areas. Please check with local news and Emergency Management Operations to determine the recommendations for your immediate area. Mash image to enlargeMash image to enlarge Radar Images & Loops (interactive maps short/long range) SoutheastNortheast (Cape Hatteras to NE)Satellite Images Still Images/Loops (both Flash & Java) Public Advisories NHC Discussions Local Wx Alerts Buoy Data:...
  • Hurricane Irene [Now at Cat 3]

    08/20/2011 4:22:03 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 770 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 20 August 2011 | NHC/NOAA
    Tropical Storm Irene has developed from Invest 97 in the Western Atlantic Ocean, east of the Leeward Islands. Satellite Images Public Advisories NHC Discussions Sea Surface Temps Buoy Data: Caribbean SeaFloridaStormpulse
  • Two tropical cyclone formations possible next 48 hours (South and West of Cape Verde Islands)

    08/11/2011 4:38:54 PM PDT · by Clive · 22 replies
  • Tropical Storm Emily

    08/01/2011 4:58:01 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 86 replies · 1+ views
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 1 August 2011 | NHC/NOAA
    Tropical Storm Emily has formed in the Eastern Caribbean Sea in an area known as Hebert Box 1. See NHC products for Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings. Satellite Images Public Advisories NHC Discussions Buoy Data: Caribbean SeaFloridaStormpulse
  • Tropical Storm Don

    07/27/2011 2:35:07 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 313 replies · 1+ views
    NHC NOAA ^ | 27 July 2011 | NHC/NOAA
    Tropical Storm Don has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Current forecast track indicates Texas should receive much needed precipitation. Interests in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico should monitor the progress of Don. Public Advisories Tropical Discussion Buoy Data NW GOM
  • Tropical Storm DON Public Advisory (TS Forms in the Gulf of Mexico)

    07/27/2011 2:21:00 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 32 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 07/27/2011 | Forecaster Beven
    BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM DON ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042011 400 PM CDT WED JUL 27 2011 ...TROPICAL STORM DON FORMS OVER THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO... SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...22.2N 87.0W ABOUT 120 MI...190 KM N OF COZUMEL MEXICO ABOUT 755 MI...1220 KM ESE OF CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB...29.56 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT. INTERESTS IN THE NORTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS...
  • Tropical Storm Bret

    07/17/2011 3:14:39 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 49 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 17 July 2011 | NHC/NOAA
    Tropical Depression Two has formed in the Western Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast. Recon. data reflect near-tropical storm strength winds. A tropical storm warning has been issued for Grand Bahama Island and the Abaco Islands in the northwest Bahamas. The system is currently drifting south with weak steering currents. Early forecast map predicts the storm will remain off the U.S. mainland coast. Public AdvisoriesDiscussions
  • Tropical wave over Bay of Campeche may develop

    06/27/2011 1:25:53 PM PDT · by Charles Martel · 12 replies
    Nola.com ^ | June 27, 2011 | National Hurricane Center, NOAA
    A broad area of low pressure over the Bay of Campeche associated with a tropical wave is producing disorganized cloudiness and showers. Upper-level winds are currently not conducive for development, however these winds are forecast to become more favorable over the next couple of days.
  • Forecasters seek to extend hurricane warnings

    04/25/2011 5:11:21 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 14 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | 24 April 2011 | Kate Spinner
    ATLANTA - [snip] And this year, for the first time, meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center will experiment with forecasting storms seven days in advance.In addition to predicting where tropical storms and hurricanes will end up in a week, forecasters are working to predict when tropical storms will develop five days in advance.The new forecasts could be accurate enough to unveil to the public in as early as two years, said Michael Brennan, a senior hurricane specialist at the hurricane center based in Miami. Brennan and several other hurricane scientists revealed their forecasting plans at the National Hurricane Conference last...
  • Tropical Storm Richard

    10/21/2010 8:24:28 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 38 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 21 October 2010 | NOAA/NHC
    Tropical Storm Richard has formed in the Caribbean Sea. The five day forecast indicates the system will move into the Gulf of Mexico. NHC Public Advisories NHC Discussions Satellite Images & Loops (Atl Floater 1) Buoy Data: Western CaribbeanFlorida & Eastern GOMWestern GOM
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, October 17-23, 2010: Waterfalls of La Reunion (+Bonus)

    10/20/2010 8:26:23 PM PDT · by cogitator · 5 replies
    Flickr ^ | Various
    This week, a couple of waterfalls on the island of La Reunion (which, bye-the-bye, also has its own active volcano, Piton de la Fournaise, erupting right now.) La Reunion is the French version of Hawaii: tropical, waterfalls, old volcanoes with landscapes like Kauai, and the active one, too. I've posted pictures of the big 1,000+ foot volcano in the Iron Hole crater; these are some other nice ones. Click for full-size. Cascade Niagara (not the one in Canada!) And if you want adventure:
  • Hurricane Paula

    10/12/2010 2:08:29 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 81 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 12 October 2010 | NOAA/NHC
    Hurricane Paula has developed in the warm waters of the Western Caribbean Sea. Paula is the ninth storm to reach hurricane status in the 2010 Atlantic tropical storm season. Initial estimates are somewhat uncertain, with extreme southwest Florida and the Florida Keys in the initial five-day cone of uncertainty. There is considerable spread in the track model guidance with the GFDL accelerating Paula east-northeastward over the Atlantic in several days and the GFS and ECMWF guidance turning the cyclone southward or southwestward over the northwest Caribbean Sea. Public Advisories NHC Discussions Satellite Images & Loops (Tropical Floater #2) Forecast ModelsBuoy...
  • Tropical Depression 16

    09/28/2010 9:00:12 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 47 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 28 September 2010 | NOAA/NHC
    Tropical Depression 16 has formed in the NW Caribbean Sea. Tropical Storm Warnings and Watches have been issued for the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Bahamas and Florida. This tropical development was predicted last week when the tropical forecast models consistently indicated a system in the wake of TS Matthew. Public AdvisoriesDiscussions Buoy Data: West CaribbeanFloridaTropical Forecast ModelsSatellite Images and Loops Tropcial Floater #2 Florida Radar Loop with Forecast Track
  • Tropical Storm Matthew

    09/23/2010 1:54:28 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 53 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 23 September 2010 | NOAA/NHC
    Tropical Storm Matthew has formed in the South Central Caribbean Sea. The forecast path and intensity is dependent upon future interaction with terrain in Central America. Current NHC forecast indicates a northerly turn toward the Gulf of Mexico by Tuesday. Hurricane Watches and Tropical Storm Warnings were issued for Nicaragua and Honduras Thursday afternoon. NHC Public Advisories NHC DiscussionsForecast Model Plots Buoy Data:West CaribbeanFlorida & Eastern GOMWestern GOMSatellite Images & Loops:Atlantic Floater 1 (Visible, Infrared, WV images and loops) Intellicast Caribbean ImageGOES East Infrared Image
  • Tropical Storm Hermine

    09/06/2010 2:36:00 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 87 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 6 September 2010 | NOAA/NHC
    Tropical Storm Hermine has formed in the Bay of Campeche. The small system is slowly moving North at 8 mph. Widespread deep tropical moisture over the southwest Gulf of Mexico and the Bay of Campeche will combine with TS Hermine across the southwest Gulf of Mexico to increase the possibility of heavy rainfall over the lower Rio Grande Valley and deep south Texas Monday through Wednesday. Hermine is the eighth tropical storm of the 2010 season. Public Advisories NHC Discussions Satellite Images & Loops (Tropical Floater #1) Forecast ModelsBuoy DataRadar: Brownsville TXLaughlin AF Base TX
  • Hurricane Earl Thread II

    09/02/2010 8:02:30 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 183 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 2 September 2010 | NOAA/NHC
    Large and dangerous Hurricane Earl is nearing the U.S. East coast. Hurricane and Tropical Storm Warnings and Watches have been issued from North Carolina to Nova Scotia. Even if the center of Earl remains offshore, hurricane force winds are expected to occur on the Outer Banks by Thursday night. Currently, hurricane force winds extend outward 90 miles, and tropical storm force winds 230 miles from the center of the storm. Tropical-storm-force winds will likely reach the coast from Virginia northward to New Jersey by late Thursday night or early Friday. A gradual weakening is expected to start later Thursday, but...
  • Hurricane Earl (Back up to Cat 4)

    08/29/2010 6:25:58 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 388 replies · 3+ views
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 29 August 2010 | NOAA/NHC
    Tropical Storm Earl was upgraded to hurricane status Sunday morning. Hurricane Warnings have been issued for the Leeward Islands. Puerto Rico is currently under a Hurricane Watch. The five day extended forecast cone of uncertainty currently includes Eastern North Carolina. Public AdvisoryDiscussionForecast ModelsBuoy Data: Caribbean Western Atlantic Florida SE U.S.Satellite Images and Loops (Tropical Floater #2) Puerto Rico Radar (Out of Service 8/28/2010 until further notice) NWS Local Hurricane Weather Statement-Puerto RicoIbiseye Interactive TrackingStormPulse.com
  • Tropical Depression 5

    08/10/2010 6:20:28 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 40 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 10 August 2010 | NOAA/NHC
    Tropical Depression #5 has formed in the southeast Gulf of Mexico. The initial motion is somewhat uncertain due to the broad area of the system center. Satellite Images Floater One Imagery Buoy Data: Florida & Eastern GOM Western GOM Storm Models
  • Tropical Depression FOUR Public Advisory

    08/02/2010 7:45:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    Tropical Depression FOUR Public Advisory Home Public Adv Fcst/Adv Wind Probs Maps/Charts Archive 000 WTNT34 KNHC 021435 TCPAT4 BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION FOUR ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042010 1100 AM EDT MON AUG 02 2010 ...NEW TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS IN THE ATLANTIC... SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...12.6N 41.1W ABOUT 1365 MI...2200 KM E OF THE LESSER ANTILLES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/HR PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/HR MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK...
  • Temperature Constancy Appears Key to Tropical Biodiversity

    07/25/2010 10:49:50 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies · 1+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | 7/22/10
    ScienceDaily (July 22, 2010) — The tropics owe their stunning biodiversity to consistent year-round temperatures, not higher temperatures or more sunlight, according to a novel survey of insect diversity at different latitudes and at different points in the planet's history. The finding, presented this week in the journal Paleobiology by researchers from Harvard University, Simon Fraser University, and Brandon University, may finally answer a question that has dogged scientists for centuries. It also suggests, intriguingly, that the world is likely far less diverse today than it was tens of millions of years ago, when the entire Earth had consistent year-round...
  • Tropical Storm Bonnie

    07/22/2010 8:21:51 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 77 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 22 July 2010 | NOAA/NHC
    The third Atlantic tropical system of the 2010 season has formed in the Eastern Bahamas. Deep Horizon oil well repairs are reportedly on hold for up to two weeks in advance of the storm system. Forecast ModelsSatellite Images & Loops Buoy Data: Florida/Eastern GOM & Western GOMRadar Images and Loops: Miami & Key West NHC Public AdvisoryNHC Discussion Additional Resources:Ibiseye Detailed tracking maps include city names StormPulse Interactive tracking capabilities Hurricane CityCrown WeatherHurricane & Oil Leak Factsheet [pdf file]
  • Hurricane Alex

    06/29/2010 7:48:29 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 107 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 29 June 2010 | NOAA/NHC
    Hurricane Alex is taking aim at the Texas/Mexico border in the Western Gulf of Mexico. The official NHC forecast calls for Alex to make landfall just south of Texas on Wednesday night. Tropical storm force winds extend 140 miles from the center of the system. Alex is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches over portions of northeastern Mexico and southern Texas...with isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches. NHC Public AdvisoriesNHC DiscussionSatellite Images and LoopsBuoy Data: Western Gulf of MexicoLocal Weather: NWS Local Weather Statements Brownsville TX & Corpus Christi TXBrownsville Radar LoopCorpus Christi Radar LoopLocal...
  • Tropical Storm Alex

    06/26/2010 3:49:21 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 130 replies · 1+ views
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 26 June 2010 | NOAA/NHC
    Tropical Storm Alex has developed in the Western Caribbean, moving WNW toward Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula. Public AdvisoriesDiscussionSatellite Images and LoopsWestern Caribbean Buoy DataIbiseye Detailed tracking maps StormPulse Interactive tracking capabilities Discussion of potential oil gusher problems:Tropical storm would cause problems for oil spill cleanup efforts*Caution--contains quotes from U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL). What will oil in the Gulf of Mexico do to a hurricane? Jeff Masters with interesting theories.
  • National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 23-May 29

    05/23/2010 10:46:31 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 44 replies · 475+ views
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 24 May 2010 | National Hurricane Center
    The Atlantic Tropical Storm Season officially begins June 1. This week, there is a low pressure system in the Atlantic with a 30% chance of developing into a tropical system. The last week of May also provides the opportunity to review and complete your hurricane safety preparations and evacuation plans for 2010. Hurricane HistoryStorm SurgeHigh WindsInland FloodingForecast ProcessBe PreparedTake Action Invest 90 Forecast ModelsAtlantic Satellite Floater 1 (90L)Western Atlantic Buoy DataFlorida Buoy DataSoutheast US Buoy Data2010 Tropical Storm NamesAlex Bonnie Colin Danielle Earl Fiona Gaston Hermine Igor Julia Karl Lisa Matthew Nicole Otto Paula Richard Shary Tomas Virginie Walter Finally,...
  • TS Ida [Hurricane Warnings dropped, TS warnings in place for northern Gulf Coast]

    11/08/2009 12:34:22 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 131 replies · 3,816+ views
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 8 November 2009 | NHC/NOAA
    Hurricane Ida continues to strengthen as it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula and Gulf of Mexico. The government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Warning from Playa del Carmen to Cabo Catoche. The late season hurricane is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico later Sunday at a Category 2 storm. Links:Public AdvisoriesDiscussion Updated Every Six Hours FL and East GOM Buoy DataVisible Image SatelliteOther satellite imagesForecast ModelsStormPulse Category Wind Speed Barometric Pressure Storm Surge Damage Potential Tropical Depression < 39 mph < 34 kts     Minimal Tropical Storm 39 - 73 mph 34 - 63 kts     Minimal...
  • Tropical Storm Ida

    11/04/2009 7:58:01 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 76 replies · 1,728+ views
    NHC/NOAA | 4 November 2006 | NHC/NOAA
    Tropical Depression Eleven has formed in the southwestern Caribbean Sea. The governments of Colombia and Nicaragua have issued Tropical Storm warnings. Public Advisory Updated Every Six Hours Discussion Updated Every Six Hours Visible Image SatelliteOther satellite images
  • Tropical Storm Erika

    09/01/2009 8:08:57 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 49 replies · 1,160+ views
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 1 September 2009 | NOAA/NHC
    Tropical Storm Erika developed in the North Atlantic September 1, 2009. Erika is expected to pass to the NE of the Leeward Islands Thursday, currently moving WNW at 8 miles per hour. Erika is not anticipated to strengthen into a hurricane over the next several days. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for St. Maarten, Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, St.Martin and St. Barthelemy. In other tropical storm news, Hurricane Jimena is approaching Southern Baja, and weather conditions there are deteriorating rapidly. Jimena maximum sustained wind speeds are 115mph. Public Advisories Updated every six hours. Tropical Storm Discussion...
  • T.S. Danny Likely to Brush Outerbanks & Southeast New England, Could "Erika" Be Arriving Soon?

    08/27/2009 12:04:24 PM PDT · by dopplerdale · 10 replies · 962+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Post ^ | 8/27/09 | Dale Bader
    As of 10 AM CT, T.S. Danny was located about 320 miles northeast of Nassau and had max winds near 60 mph. Danny is not moving consistently to the northwest but that is the overall general direction of movement at about 13 mph. A general northwest motion is likely for the next 24-hours and then a more northerly turn is anticipated with an increase in forward speed.
  • Danny is Born, Where Will He Go?

    08/26/2009 12:02:09 PM PDT · by dopplerdale · 16 replies · 1,011+ views
    doppler dale's weather posts ^ | 8/26/09 | Dale Bader
    Tropical Storm Danny officially was named this morning and the first advisory had it will sustained winds of 45 MPH and it was moving off to the NW at 18 mph.