What dictates a hurricane’s strength?
There are many ways to categorize a hurricane. The storm’s central pressure is one way. The height of its storm surge is another. How much rain it drops is another. And, of course, the strength of its wind is another. But what causes a hurricane to strengthen or weaken? The answer is simple enough, but multifaceted.
Storm Surge: What is it? And what types of hurricanes create the most devastating and deadly surge?
When a hurricane threatens the United States, a lot of attention is focused on the path and the wind speed. Storm surge can be just as important to monitor, because it can quickly cause extreme destruction and death.
Introducing the “Modelcane”
Last Wednesday, all the Media-rology lit up with a potential Category 4 hurricane in the Gulf (headed toward Texas, no less) just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The cover shot today shows what was going around. This was a forecast from the American model a good two weeks out. We call these hurricanes from the model a “modelcane” and I’ll explain what’s going on in a moment. Suffice it to say that, first of all, there has never been a major hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico in May, so that would be highly unusual, and second, never trust a model more than a week out, especially for tropical systems that develop in the Caribbean’s west end. Trust me, things will change.
14 years later, you still won’t believe these photos and stats from Hurricane Ike
With estimated maximum sustained winds of nearly 110 mph, Ike made landfall over Galveston Island as a Category 2 Hurricane at 2:10 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2008. The storm killed dozens of people and caused $29.5 billion in damages, becoming one of the most devastating hurricanes in U.S. history.
Can We Stop Hurricanes?
Every Hurricane season I get emails or questions during my speeches about stopping a hurricane, especially when they are still small disturbances. Before they grow into these large, deadly, destructive monsters, isn’t there something we can do to stop them dead in their tracks?
Kanye West Brings Out a Homophobe and an Accused Rapist at DONDA Chicago Show
Apple MusicOn Thursday night, MAGA maestro Kanye West threw caution and morality to the wind during his DONDA “listening party” at Chicago’s Soldier Field. In addition to erecting a replica of his childhood home—it is a hometown show, after all, and the album is named after his late mother Donda West—West, masked and dressed in all black, decided to bring out Marilyn Manson and DaBaby during the performance art piece. The three posed together on the stoop of the home, underneath a giant cross, anews.yahoo.com
On 4th anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, Harris County Flood Control District says all flood-prone improvement projects have started
On the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the Harris County Flood Control District announced that all projects that are part of a multi-billion-dollar post Harvey bond program have begun.
Henri strengthens into a hurricane as it aims for the East Coast, heavy rain and flooding forecast
Henri, which is expected to slam New England starting late Saturday, strengthened from a tropical storm into a Category 1 hurricane. It could be the first hurricane to hit the region in 30 years.news.yahoo.com
What’s a hurricane tip you wish you had learned sooner?
Whether you’ve experienced a bad storm yourself, or maybe it was your friends or relatives who had to survive the ordeal, it’s better to ask these questions before we’re in the midst of a disaster: Have you ever received advice about how to prepare for a hurricane that really stuck with you?
Tropical Depression Claudette continues to quickly move into the Deep South
Tropical Depression Claudette continues its move across the Gulf coast states this morning, dropping heavy rain and tornadoes along the way. Latest coordinates continue to show an ENE movement at an increased speed of 17mph with the center in Georgia, heading toward the east coast. It is expected to strengthen once again into a tropical storm as it nears the Carolina coast. Later tonight and into Monday.
WMO retires several hurricane names; says goodbye to Greek alphabet names
HOUSTON – The World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) Hurricane Committee held its annual meeting from March 15 to 17. They cited several reasons for their decision:Often, there is more focus on the use of the Greek alphabet for names rather than the storm itself, which leads to less-than-optimal communication of important information. Greek alphabet names can be confusing when translating to different languages. The WMO will replace the Greek alphabet names with a supplemental list of names that start with A, B, C, D, and so on, all the way down the alphabet with the exception of Q, U, X, Y, and Z. AdThe supplemental list of names agreed upon for Atlantic hurricanes is:AdriaBraylenCaridadDeshawnEmeryFosterGemmaHeathIslaJacobusKenzieLucioMakaylaNolanOrlandaPaxRoninSophieTayshaunVivianaWillPacific storms will also have a supplemental list, which you can view here.
Tropical Storm Bertha forms off the South Carolina coast
Published: May 27, 2020, 7:25 am Updated: May 27, 2020, 8:03 amMIAMI Tropical Storm Bertha formed Wednesday morning off the coast of South Carolina, becoming the second named storm before the official start of this year's Atlantic hurricane season. A tropical storm warning has been issued for South Carolina's coast and the storm was expected to bring heavy rainfall, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm was centered about 30 miles (50 kilometers) east-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, and was moving northwest near 9 mph (15 kph). Earlier this month, Tropical Storm Arthur brought rain to North Carolina before moving out to sea. It was the sixth straight year that a named storm has developed before June 1, the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season.
Tropical Storm Arthur kicks off an early start to the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season
For five years straight now, the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season is getting a head start of its normal June 1st starting date. Tropical Storm Arthur formed with a closed low off of the eastern Florida late Saturday evening. The storm is moving NNE at 9 mph, sliding up the eastern coastline of the US. Tropical Storm ArthurArthur will approach the Carolinas bringing a strong rip tide and some elevated waves and heavy rain. However, after that, current guidance is looking to weaken in the Atlantic near the New England coastline as a stronger low-pressure storm in the Mid-Atlantic will rob the storms energy by the end of the week.
In an especially active hurricane season, could we run out of names?
After all the years of recorded named storms, one has to wonder: What happens when we run out of names? The World Meteorological Organization came up with a six-year rotating list of names for hurricanes, Gross said. Now we arrive at our initial question: What happens when we run out of names? So, lets say we have a storm named Walter. The first and last instance in which the Greek alphabet was needed was in 2005, during the busiest hurricane season on record, when there were 28 named storms.
Check bayou levels, rainfall totals across Houston area
HOUSTON As Harvey dumps heavy rain across Southeast Texas, you can track the bayou levels and rainfall totals for the Houston area. Rising creeks and bayous are a concern for many residents, and you can check bayou levels at the Harris County Flood Warning System website at www.harriscountyfws.org. A yellow triangle with an exclamation point means the bayou is nearing being out of bank. And a red circle with an exclamation point means the bayou is over the top of its bank. The site also has rainfall totals for Harris County.
Weakening Hurricane Arthur makes way up East Coast
Weakening Hurricane Arthur makes way up East Coast The first hurricane ever recorded striking the U.S. on the Fourth of July is bearing down on the coast of Massachusetts. In Boston, WBZ-TV’s chief meteorologist Eric Fisher explains what to expect as the hurricane moves up the East Coast.cbsnews.com
Hurricane Arthur intensifies as it nears North Carolina coast
Hurricane Arthur intensifies as it nears North Carolina coast The season’s first hurricane is likely to bring heavy rain, strong winds and high surf to the East Coast. WBZ-TV's chief meteorologist Eric Fisher explains what to expect as Hurricane Arthur makes landfall.cbsnews.com