It's the question of the day: Will Hurricane Maria follow Irma's path? Not much more than a week ago, Hurricane Irma caused massive devastation in the Caribbean Islands. Now, we have another major hurricane with these now vulnerable islands in its sights. Will Maria follow a similar path throughout her life cycle?Topics: WeatherOps | Tropical | Hurricane |
Wildfires have been ongoing across portions of Montana for the past several weeks. You can see these fires on RadarScope's dual polarization products in more detail than we could before. Base reflectivity and velocity, differential reflectivity, and correlation coefficient are the best products to use to view wildfires.Topics: RadarScope |
Summer 2017 was hotter than normal for the U.S., ranking 15th hottest on record out of the last 123 years. However, unlike summer 2016, the heat this year was focused on the western half of the country, with the eastern US much more seasonal overall. The plots below show the monthly temperature anomalies for each month of the summer, along with the summer composite.Topics: Frontier |
Hurricane Irma may be gone, but it will certainly be a storm for the record books. Not only was it one of the most powerful hurricanes seen in the Atlantic since the advent of the satellite era, but Irma was notable for how long it was able to maintain its very high intensity.
Check out live streams of Hurricane Irma. Keep in mind, some streams may become unavailable throughout the day as the storm moves. To track the storm, download our RadarScope app. To be alerted during the storm, download our Weather Radio app. To protect your business, check out WeatherOps.Topics: WeatherOps | Tropical | Hurricane |
With Irma bearing down on the South Florida coast, many people are beginning to compare this storm against one of the Atlantic’s previously strongest hurricanes, Andrew. Hurricane Andrew is the last hurricane to make landfall in the United States as a category 5 storm when it came ashore in Miami-Dade County, Florida on August 24, 1992. While it is still too early to know the extent of the impact that Irma will have in Florida and the rest of the country, there are a few comparisons to be made to these storms and the situations surrounding them.
Irma remains a significant Category 4 hurricane late this afternoon with sustained winds around 155 mph. The sheer size of Irma is quite menacing, and spatially the hurricane covers an area roughly the size of Texas. Given this, sustained tropical storm force winds (in excess of 39 mph) will encompass the majority of the Florida peninsula over the coming days. The sustained hurricane force winds (in excess of 74 mph) will extend outward as much as 80 miles from the center! Note that hurricane force gusts could occur at locations over 120 miles from the center.Topics: WeatherOps | Tropical | Hurricane |
Everyone has been paying attention to Hurricane Irma as she approaches Florida and the East Coast. However, western states are more worried about wildfires. The weather is currently as diverse as our United States, with extremes on either coast.Topics: WeatherOps | Hurricane | Wildfire | Drought |