Nate will bring heavy rain and tornado threat to NC/VA

We are watching what will be Nate starting in the Gulf of Mexico. Landfall between Louisiana and the Panhandle of Florida is likely and both show models concentrated over the western Carolinas and Virginia.

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A Look Back at Tropical Storm Hermine

On September 2, 2016 Tropical Storm Hermine made its way across Wilmington, North Carolina (NC). Wind reports in NC for the storm ranged up to 80 mph, and total rainfall in NC ranged up to 13.34 inches (reported by the National Weather Service). Dan Whittaker and Nic Roberson of StormSquad stayed the night in Wilmington… Continue reading A Look Back at Tropical Storm Hermine

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!