Storm Surge: The Dangers and why it occurs

With all of the hurricanes as of late, I figured it would be good to explain storm surge and why it occurs and what makes it worse. Obviously when talking about hurricanes we hear a lot about pressures in stronger storms dropping into the low 900 mb which is usually a sign that the hurricane will… Continue reading Storm Surge: The Dangers and why it occurs

Tropical rains for the South East

Featured image shows what’s left of once hurricane Harvey now moving through Mississippi into the Tennessee valley bringing with it tropical downpours and as those red boxes in the featured above show, a risk for severe weather and tornadoes. Images above are forecast simulated radar from 2 AM Friday through 8 PM Friday. The rainfall outlook… Continue reading Tropical rains for the South East

Cindy has made landfall along the central Gulf Coast. Severe weather and flooding more of a concern now.

Analysis this morning shows Cindy has made landfall around south east Texas or the south west Louisiana. Clouds extend way beyond the center of the storm, take notice the pink outline. That’s a tornado watch (favorable to the right or east of the center of the cyclone) I imagine this will expand northward with time… Continue reading Cindy has made landfall along the central Gulf Coast. Severe weather and flooding more of a concern now.

Latest on Cindy in the Gulf and a quick look at the forecast of what’s left once it moves inland.

In this water vapor image we can see already dry air getting wrapped around the south side of the cyclone, but the system won’t fully die. First latest from the NHC ( National Hurricane Center) Forecast tropical storm force wind probability. Again winds with this will weaken as it heads inland but winds just above… Continue reading Latest on Cindy in the Gulf and a quick look at the forecast of what’s left once it moves inland.

Update on Tropical Storm Cindy. Also Flooding continues in areas affected.

Visible imagery this afternoon shows expansive cloud cover over much of the South East. Heavy rain continues along the central Gulf coast states with the risk of tornadoes as well (noted by the pink outline) (green = Flood warning) Latest forecast tracks from the National Hurricane Center are consistent with the track. With its slow movement… Continue reading Update on Tropical Storm Cindy. Also Flooding continues in areas affected.

We have Tropical Storm Cindy in the Gulf!

Analysis of a few overlapped features here. First notice the two upper level ridges (over the South West US) and another over the western Atlantic, also note in white the dip in the jet stream ( the weakness I talked about in earlier post) A cold front has stalled in the south east (noted by… Continue reading We have Tropical Storm Cindy in the Gulf!