At the halfway mark of the hurricane season on September 1, the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) stood at about 30. The average ACE accumulated by this date (averaged over the period from 1950 to present) is 62.9. After the recent spate of activity in the Atlantic that brought us Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, and now Maria, the total ACE so far this season in the Atlantic is skyrocketing.Topics: Tropical | Hurricane |
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.