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 |
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 |
On the heels of Hurricane Harvey, the US braces for impact from a second major hurricane in as many weeks. With Hurricane Irma likely to make an impact somewhere on the Floridian coast, evacuation orders are already being instated with the Florida Keys evacuating all non-residents today. In addition to residents and tourists, Florida is home to many major sports teams including 3 NFL teams, 2 MLB teams, and 7 NCAA football teams that play at the highest level, FBS. Many of these teams are rescheduling or canceling their games for this upcoming weekend.Topics: WeatherOps | Hurricane |
If you're reading this article, chances are pretty good you've heard of Hurricane Irma. She reached Category 5 this morning, the strongest on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts over 200 mph. You may have also noticed a funnel or cone shape forecasting her path. This is called the Cone of Uncertainty. So, what does it mean?Topics: WeatherOps | Hurricane |