Tropical Storm Cindy
The end of Tropical Storm Cindy is drawing near. She is currently causing heavy rain and flooding in the Gulf states. This rain will continue even after landfall, which expected overnight or in the early morning hours on Thursday.Topics: WeatherOps | Tropical | Hurricane |
As November comes to a close, a tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic as Lake Effect snow falls near the Great Lakes. It is definitely a time of extremes, just like it is in the spring. There is even a chance of supercells and hail in Texas.Topics: Tropical | Snow |
During the late fall, winter, and early spring one of the primary weather concerns for the Gulf of Mexico is the passage of strong cold fronts. Abrupt wind shifts, sustained winds in excess of 25 knots, gusts in excess of 30 knots, and seas in excess of 8 feet are typically associated with these fronts.Topics: WeatherOps | Offshore | Oil & Gas | Tropical |
Brazilian coffee prices hinge on the weather. The South American country supplies the world with more coffee than any other, although leading competitors Vietnam and Colombia have been booming as of late after several years of hindered production. Did you realize that 25% of the world’s supply comes from Brazil and 80% of it is Arabica while the rest is primarily Robusta?
The Mediterranean Sea is not a region of the world that you typically think of as being a tropical cyclone hotbed. Over this past weekend a cyclone with both tropical and non-tropical characteristics formed in the Ionian Sea between Italy and Greece. The development of these systems, known as medicanes, is quite rare. When they do form, they often have characteristics of both a fully tropical cyclone and a non-tropical cyclone.
Do we need a new hurricane rating scale that accounts for flooding? It is a question that the Governor of North Carolina is asking. His concern is raised by the high death toll in his state caused by flooding related to Category 1 Hurricane Matthew.Topics: WeatherOps | Offshore | Tropical | Hurricane |
The aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti is still being established, with new deaths and injuries across eastern North America hot off the wires daily. Also greatly affected have been the Caribbean, eastern Cuba, the Bahamas and the East Coast.Topics: Tropical | Hurricane |
Hurricane Matthew may be gone, but he left catastrophic flooding in his wake. The US death toll currently stands at 20, half of these are from North Carolina. Another five people remain missing in that state. And the water continues to rise.Topics: SkyWise | Offshore | Tropical | Hurricane |
As Hurricane Matthew closes in on Florida, trouble is expected. Winds have increased as this powerful storm moves over warm water around the Bahamas. Matthew is once again a Category 4 hurricane with max winds at 140 mph. Additional strengthening is possible as it approaches Florida.Topics: WeatherOps | RadarScope | Tropical | Hurricane |