Tropical Storm Alex bears down on the Yucatan; extreme heat for Africa and Russia

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:12 PM GMT on June 26, 2010

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The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season of 2010 is here. Tropical Storm Alex formed last might from an African tropical wave that plowed through the Caribbean this week. Alex's formation location is a typical one for June tropical storms, and the formation date of June 25 is also a fairly typical date for the first storm of the season to form (we average about one June named storm every two years in the Atlantic.) Heavy rainfall will ramp up through the day in Honduras, Belize, and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, as Alex continues to intensify, and flooding from these heavy rains will be the main concern from Alex today and Sunday. Satellite loops show that Alex's heavy thunderstorm are growing in intensity and areal coverage at a respectable pace. There is an upper-level high pressure system a few hundred miles west of Alex, and the clockwise flow air around this high is bringing upper-level winds out of the northwest of about 10 knots over the storm, contributing to the 10 knots of wind shear observed in this morning's wind shear analysis from the University of Wisconsin's CIMSS group. Sea Surface Temperatures are very warm, 29 - 30°C, and dry air is not a problem for Alex. We currently don't have a Hurricane Hunter aircraft in the storm, so we will have to wait until 2pm this afternoon to get an updated estimate of Alex's surface winds. The latest satellite estimates of Alex's winds at 8am EDT put the storm's strongest winds at 40 mph.


Figure 1. Satellite image of the tropics at 9am EDT Saturday 6/26/10. Image credit: GOES Science Project.

Forecast for Alex
As I discussed in last night's post, an examination of the nineteen tropical cyclones that have formed in the Western Caribbean and hit the Yucatan Peninsula over the past twenty years reveals that 8 went on to make a second Gulf Coast landfall in Mexico, 5 hit the U.S. Gulf Coast, and 6 died after hitting the Yucatan. The ones that died all took a more southerly path across the Yucatan, spending more time over land than Alex will. Alex is large enough and moving far enough north across the Yucatan that passage over the peninsula will not kill it. So, will Alex follow the path climatology says is more likely, and make a second landfall along the Mexican Gulf Coast?


Figure 2. Forecast swath of tropical storm force winds (34 - 63 knots, green colors) and hurricane force winds (yellow and orange colors) as predicted by this morning's 2am EDT run of the HWRF model. Image credit: Morris Bender, NOAA GFDL team.

The key question remains how Alex will react to the trough of low pressure expected to swing down over the Eastern U.S. on Monday. Some of yesterday's model runs predicted that this trough would be strong enough to pull Alex northwards through the oil slick region into the northern Gulf of Mexico coast. However, the models that were predicting this (the GFS, GFDL, and HWRF models) are all backing off on that prediction. It now appears likely that Alex will cross the Yucatan, emerge into the Gulf of Mexico, then slow down as the trough to its north weakens the steering currents in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday. By Tuesday, the influence of the trough will wane, high pressure will build in, and Alex will resume a west-northwest, or possibly a due west or west-southwest motion, towards the Texas/Mexico border region. Based on the current trends in the models, Alex's tropical storm force winds are likely to stay well south of the oil slick region (Figure 2.) I put the odds of Alex bringing tropical storm-force winds to the oil slick region at 10%. The most significant impact Alex will likely have on the oil slick region is to bring 2 - 4 foot swells that may wash oil over some of the containment booms. These swells will reach the oil slick region on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Continued intensification of Alex is likely today, up until landfall. It is a good thing the storm waited until last night to get organized; had it formed a day earlier, it could have easily been a hurricane in the Western Caribbean today. Once Alex emerges back into the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, it will likely take the storm at least 24 hours to get re-organized, particularly since the total ocean heat content is low for the 100-mile-wide stretch of water on the west side of the Yucatan Peninsula. Once Alex moves more than 100 miles from the Yucatan, total heat content of the ocean increases substantially, and Alex will have the opportunity to intensify significantly. Steering currents will be weak in the Gulf next week, and it appears that Alex will have time to intensify into a hurricane before making its second landfall along the South Texas/northern Mexico coast. Wind shear is expected to be light, and dry air not a significant impediment. Most of the models are calling for landfall on Wednesday, but I wouldn't be surprised to see this delayed until Thursday. I give Alex a 60% chance of becoming a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico next week.

Elsewhere in the tropics
A tropical wave (Invest 94L) is a few hundred miles northeast of the northernmost Lesser Antilles Islands. This wave is producing a modest amount of heavy thunderstorm activity, and is passing beneath a trough of low pressure that is generating 30 - 40 knots of wind shear, and is not a threat to develop today. However, by Monday, the storm will be in a region of much lower wind shear, and NHC is giving the storm a 10% chance of developing into a tropical depression by Monday morning. None of the models currently develop 94L, but Bermuda should keep and eye on this system, as it will pass very close to the island on Tuesday.

Extreme heat wave in Africa and Asia continues to set all-time high temperature records
A withering heat wave of unprecedented intensity and areal covered continues to smash all-time high temperatures Asia and Africa. As I reported earlier this week, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Chad, Niger, Pakistan, and Myanmar have all set new records for their hottest temperatures of all time over the past six weeks. The remarkable heat continued over Africa and Asia late this week. The Asian portion of Russia recorded its highest temperate in history yesterday, when the mercury hit 42.3°C (108.1°F) at Belogorsk, near the Amur River border with China. The previous record was 41.7°C (107.1°F) at nearby Aksha on July 21, 2004. (The record for European Russia is 43.8°C--110.8°F--set on August 6, 1940, at Alexandrov Gaj near the border with Kazakhstan.) Also, on Thursday, Sudan recorded its hottest temperature in its history when the mercury rose to 49.6°C (121.3°F) at Dongola. The previous record was 49.5°C (121.1°F) set in July 1987 in Aba Hamed.

We've now had eight countries in Asia and Africa, plus the Asian portion of Russia, that have beaten their all-time hottest temperature record during the past two months. This includes Asia's hottest temperature of all-time, the astonishing 53.5°C (128.3°F) mark set on May 26 in Pakistan. All of these records are unofficial, and will need to be certified by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). According to Chris Burt, author of Extreme Weather, the only year which can compare is 2003, when six countries (the UK, France, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein) all broke their all-time heat records during that year's notorious summer heat wave. Fortunately, the residents of the countries affected by this summer's heat wave in Asia and Africa are more adapted to extreme high temperatures, and we are not seeing the kind of death tolls experienced during the 2003 European heat wave (30,000 killed.) This week's heat wave in Africa and the Middle East is partially a consequence of the fact that Earth has now seen three straight months with its warmest temperatures on record, according to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. It will be interesting to see if the demise of El Niño in May will keep June from becoming the globe's fourth straight warmest month on record.

Wind and ocean current forecast for the BP oil disaster
East to southeast winds of 5 - 15 knots will blow in the northern Gulf of Mexico today through Wednesday, according to the latest marine forecast from NOAA. The resulting weak ocean currents should push the oil to the west and northwest onto portions of the Louisiana and Alabama coasts, according to the latest trajectory forecasts from NOAA and the State of Louisiana. I would expect Mississippi to have its most serious threat of oil yet early next week as these winds continue. The long range outlook shows a continuation of east to southeast winds along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast.

Resources for the BP oil disaster
Map of oil spill location from the NOAA Satellite Services Division
My post, What a hurricane would do the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
My post on the Southwest Florida "Forbidden Zone" where surface oil will rarely go
My post on what oil might do to a hurricane
NOAA's interactive mapping tool to overlay wind and ocean current forecasts, oil locations, etc.
Gulf Oil Blog from the UGA Department of Marine Sciences
Oil Spill Academic Task Force
University of South Florida Ocean Circulation Group oil spill forecasts
ROFFS Deepwater Horizon page
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery from the University of Miami

Wunderground's severe weather expert Dr. Rob Carver will likely be posting at least one update on Alex this weekend. My next update will be Sunday morning.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting IKE:


It's got to get to near 19N to make it into the GOM. It probably will, but it's been moving almost due west for close to a day now.

It left the end of the ridge behind this morning.
So nothing pushing it and nothing keeping it from going north but it's a gyroscope now and will keep going the way it's going unless something else affects it. Only thing I can see right now that would move it north is friction with land and the slight pressure differential in the atmosphere...
The trough has not dug down into the GOM very far and Alex has not gone north to meet it.

Someone talked about a piece of Alex breaking of and heading to FL in some models..that would probably be the wave that was behind Alex not being fully absorbed and then following the retreating ridge which I don't have time to check for right now.
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Quoting Stormchaser2007:
Uncontaminated SFMR

56 knots
(~ 64.4 mph)
Do they use 65mph or do they just round to 70mph?
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Quoting MrstormX:
94L starting to look a tad better, could defiantly become Bonnie if it works hard enough.
The models still develope a storm from 94L though.
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Uncontaminated SFMR

56 knots
(~ 64.4 mph)
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Quoting Levi32:


Notice the northwest move 24 hours before it commits to landfall. Despite how far south it is steering currents will be tugging this north at some point, but when and how far is the question.

Also....a parade of developing tropical disturbances in the Caribbean at the end of the run lol.


Wow! Sends one of em to me. Still 3 more in the waiting!
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
more like 615pm to 630pm point of impact then a quick drop in organization after that see ya alex nice knowing ya happy ya didn't get to be what you could of been


It can reorganize again sir.
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Quoting StormW:


Not yet.
A lot will depend on what type of movement it does while over the Yucatan.
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Quoting CybrTeddy:


AL, 01, 2010062618, , BEST, 0, 172N, 873W, 50, 998, TS, 50,



Thanks
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Quoting Levi32:
Passing into the center again....998.4mb. SFMR spitting out high readings again but remain suspect due to rainfall. I didn't know this instrument was so vulnerable....any time it's raining the winds are higher than flight-level which always makes them suspect.

000
URNT15 KNHC 261906
AF302 0301A ALEX HDOB 27 20100626
185700 1643N 08729W 9245 00714 9990 +180 +999 240043 044 048 014 01
185730 1645N 08729W 9247 00708 9990 +180 +999 241044 045 054 018 05
185800 1647N 08728W 9246 00705 9990 +180 +999 241047 048 055 018 05
185830 1648N 08728W 9248 00701 9990 +180 +999 243046 047 056 019 01
185900 1650N 08728W 9249 00698 9990 +185 +999 245043 044 058 017 05
185930 1652N 08728W 9247 00696 0012 +199 +199 240048 051 052 012 01
190000 1654N 08728W 9242 00700 0013 +197 +197 235048 050 050 008 01
190030 1655N 08728W 9249 00694 9990 +186 +999 236045 047 041 007 05
190100 1657N 08728W 9250 00692 9990 +187 +999 233045 047 050 016 05
190130 1658N 08729W 9226 00715 9990 +185 +999 233034 045 045 015 01
190200 1659N 08730W 9251 00686 9990 +184 +999 249025 027 052 018 05
190230 1701N 08731W 9259 00679 9990 +186 +999 226037 040 060 035 05
190300 1702N 08732W 9240 00696 9990 +187 +999 226040 041 054 021 05
190330 1704N 08732W 9246 00687 9990 +189 +999 229034 039 052 020 05
190400 1706N 08732W 9265 00667 9994 +214 +214 256016 021 999 999 05
190430 1708N 08732W 9241 00688 9993 +225 +225 267012 013 026 001 00
190500 1709N 08732W 9249 00679 9990 +233 +216 285015 017 024 000 03
190530 1711N 08731W 9226 00697 9990 +216 +216 279018 021 028 000 03
190600 1712N 08731W 9254 00668 9989 +209 +209 283017 018 031 003 01
190630 1714N 08731W 9246 00674 9984 +213 +213 294014 014 034 006 00
$$
Wouldn't be surprised to see pressure below 997mb now.
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1137. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
Quoting WinterAnalystwx13:


It'll be over land tonight.
more like 615pm to 630pm point of impact then a quick drop in organization after that see ya alex nice knowing ya happy ya didn't get to be what you could of been
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94L starting to look a tad better, could defiantly become Bonnie if it works hard enough.
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1135. RJT185
Quoting IKE:


And if it continued on that track it would be at 18.6N and 94.9W.


exactly!!!
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Quoting IKE:


And that looks like real trouble....maybe a US hit. Active season starting it appears!


so it begins, ike. are you all ready up there, for what july, august, and sept might bring us?
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Quoting IKE:


I'm still rooting for you to get a hit, but since yesterday it's gone from 16.5N to 17.2N and from 83.5W to 87.3W.

So it's gone .7N and 3.8W. That's "almost due west".


I agree
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Quoting Levi32:
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No they had solid 55-60kt flight-level readings every 30 seconds for a good period there during the pass. The 39-knot surface wind is an estimate by the guys onboard. The SFMR instrument is considered in determining the max winds but can be easily contaminated by heavy rainfall. The surface pressure points to a 50kt system so that is a good call.


Okay, I wasn't following the decoder. I have noticed though that advisories following a mission often have winds below those seen during several passes of the HH.

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Quoting WinterAnalystwx13:
So what is Alex's surface pressure? 998?

Yes:
Minimum Sea Level Pressure: 998mb (29.47 inHg) - Extrapolated
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1130. Levi32
Passing into the center again....998.4mb. SFMR spitting out high readings again but remain suspect due to rainfall. I didn't know this instrument was so vulnerable....any time it's raining the winds are higher than flight-level which always makes them suspect.

000
URNT15 KNHC 261906
AF302 0301A ALEX HDOB 27 20100626
185700 1643N 08729W 9245 00714 9990 +180 +999 240043 044 048 014 01
185730 1645N 08729W 9247 00708 9990 +180 +999 241044 045 054 018 05
185800 1647N 08728W 9246 00705 9990 +180 +999 241047 048 055 018 05
185830 1648N 08728W 9248 00701 9990 +180 +999 243046 047 056 019 01
185900 1650N 08728W 9249 00698 9990 +185 +999 245043 044 058 017 05
185930 1652N 08728W 9247 00696 0012 +199 +199 240048 051 052 012 01
190000 1654N 08728W 9242 00700 0013 +197 +197 235048 050 050 008 01
190030 1655N 08728W 9249 00694 9990 +186 +999 236045 047 041 007 05
190100 1657N 08728W 9250 00692 9990 +187 +999 233045 047 050 016 05
190130 1658N 08729W 9226 00715 9990 +185 +999 233034 045 045 015 01
190200 1659N 08730W 9251 00686 9990 +184 +999 249025 027 052 018 05
190230 1701N 08731W 9259 00679 9990 +186 +999 226037 040 060 035 05
190300 1702N 08732W 9240 00696 9990 +187 +999 226040 041 054 021 05
190330 1704N 08732W 9246 00687 9990 +189 +999 229034 039 052 020 05
190400 1706N 08732W 9265 00667 9994 +214 +214 256016 021 999 999 05
190430 1708N 08732W 9241 00688 9993 +225 +225 267012 013 026 001 00
190500 1709N 08732W 9249 00679 9990 +233 +216 285015 017 024 000 03
190530 1711N 08731W 9226 00697 9990 +216 +216 279018 021 028 000 03
190600 1712N 08731W 9254 00668 9989 +209 +209 283017 018 031 003 01
190630 1714N 08731W 9246 00674 9984 +213 +213 294014 014 034 006 00
$$
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Quoting StormW:
Flight Level Percent of F.L at surface

1000mb >80%
925MB 75%
850MB 80%
700MB 90%
Thanks!
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Quoting IKE:


It's got to get to near 19N to make it into the GOM. It probably will, but it's been moving almost due west for close to a day now.
Another Allen, it's gonna turn north, it gonna turn north. Never did just kept going west, thank G*d.
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Quoting StormW:


No...started with 92L lol!!

Looks that way..I mean, based on Climatology, the only way for this season to go...is up.


Hi Storm,

Do you see any reason to think Alex could go more north? If I asked this already, then I apologize.
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Quoting FLSWEDE:
Alex looks to be at 55MPH at 5pm or the NHC just may boot it up to 60MPH. The fix is south of the 2PM statement.


They dont use 55mph anymore. Just 60mph
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1094. chsweatherintern2009 7:04 PM GMT on June 26, 2010
Quoting Tazmanian:
94L is looking a little better


Hey Taz have you looked at the lastest 12z for late next weekend? They have been consistant the last few runs


cool
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Quoting WinterAnalystwx13:


It'll be over land tonight.
I know I'm talking about before it hits land.
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1123. IKE
Quoting Stormchaser2007:
12z ECM has at least 2 storms at the end of the run.



And that looks like real trouble....maybe a US hit. Active season starting it appears!
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1121. FLSWEDE
Alex looks to be at 55MPH at 5pm or the NHC just may boot it up to 60MPH. The fix is south of the 2PM statement.
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Quoting kmanislander:


That max wind reading was in the S quad ( not the center fix position ) on the way out. Would they use that instead of the wind shown for surface in the message ?. Wouldn't that max wind be a gust for example ?.


AL, 01, 2010062618, , BEST, 0, 172N, 873W, 50, 998, TS, 50,

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Quoting wfyweather:


Easily? no. It will not be easy for this system to become a hurricane, but it is quite possible. You have to understand that even on its current track it will spend over 12 hours on land, and that will greatly weaken a 40 or even 50kt system. Plus if it continues W like it is it could die over land. I think theres only a 30% chance it will become a hurricane and a 40% chance it will die. So its more likely this system will die than become a hurricane. And a major hurricane? probably less than 5% chance of that happening.


I didn't write that, Levi did...
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
very well could be sir bud


oh no, keeper, does that mean thatw e've run out of time to prepare already?
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Quoting Stormchaser2007:
12z ECM has at least 2 storms at the end of the run.

I haven't see the run but it is likely that one of those systems is the impressive mid-level AEW over Africa.
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1116. IKE
Quoting IKE:


I'm still rooting for you to get a hit, but since yesterday it's gone from 16.5N to 17.2N and from 83.5W to 87.3W.

So it's gone .7N and 3.8W. That's "almost due west".


And if it continued on that track it would be at 18.6N and 94.9W.
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Quoting reedzone:
Usually when storms hit the Yucatan, they slow down and turn north, or northwest. I believe Alex will slow down and turn northwest, circulation might reform north if it really gets disorganized over land, which is a good bet. Happened with Dolly in 2008. I'm still expecting the trough to lift it north some, then as the ridge builds in back of the trough, it steers westward into Mexico or Southern Texas. It might stall at the time the trough is leaving and the ridge builds. My forecast based on maps, a little bit of climatology.


Good thinking, storms that trek over the yucatan can do the unexpected, all of the Gulf coast, not just Tx or Mexico bears watching.
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1114. Levi32
Quoting kmanislander:


That max wind reading was in the S quad ( not the center fix position ) on the way out. Would they use that instead of the wind shown for surface in the message ?. Wouldn't that max wind be a gust for example ?.
'

No they had solid 55-60kt flight-level readings every 30 seconds for a good period there during the pass. The 39-knot surface wind is an estimate by the guys onboard. The SFMR instrument is considered in determining the max winds but can be easily contaminated by heavy rainfall. The surface pressure points to a 50kt system so that is a good call.
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12z ECM has at least 2 storms at the end of the run.

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Quoting StormW:


44.25 kts surface
Do you have a calculator or image I can use that extrapolates from that level to the surface?
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1111. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
Quoting GlobalWarming:
Afternoon, Chief! How are ya? Coudl this finally be the begining of our hyperactive season, storm?
very well could be sir bud
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1110. Levi32
Quoting IKE:
Check out the 12Z ECMWF


Notice the northwest move 24 hours before it commits to landfall. Despite how far south it is steering currents will be tugging this north at some point, but when and how far is the question.

Also....a parade of developing tropical disturbances in the Caribbean at the end of the run lol.
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1109. IKE
Quoting btwntx08:

wnw


I'm still rooting for you to get a hit, but since yesterday it's gone from 16.5N to 17.2N and from 83.5W to 87.3W.

So it's gone .7N and 3.8W. That's "almost due west".
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Quoting IKE:
Check out the 12Z ECMWF


Ike, its showing more activity coming from the east, for next week, heading into the 4th of july. It really wanst to kick start the season already, big time.
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Quoting IKE:
Check out the 12Z ECMWF


Yikes. Don't look at 240 hours.
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So what is Alex's surface pressure? 998?
Quoting Levi32:


Yup. Extrapolation puts it at 45-50kts at the surface.


That max wind reading was in the S quad ( not the center fix position ) on the way out. Would they use that instead of the wind shown for surface in the message ?. Wouldn't that max wind be a gust for example ?.
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1101. BDAwx
Quoting Stormchaser2007:
Its a shame...poor Alex was just about to put on a show.

Really tightening up:



Kinda reminds me of hurricane Felix... you know - without Cat 5 winds.
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Quoting WinterAnalystwx13:


Sorry, I meant Levi.

I could see this easily becoming a hurricane and possibly knocking down a couple categories. Mexico may have to deal with a Cat 2 hurricane for a 2nd landfall. A major hurricane in the gulf even isn't out of the question, but it will greatly depend on how Alex looks after crossing the Yucatan, which is a rough ordeal for any tropical cyclone.



Easily? no. It will not be easy for this system to become a hurricane, but it is quite possible. You have to understand that even on its current track it will spend over 12 hours on land, and that will greatly weaken a 40 or even 50kt system. Plus if it continues W like it is it could die over land. I think theres only a 30% chance it will become a hurricane and a 40% chance it will die. So its more likely this system will die than become a hurricane. And a major hurricane? probably less than 5% chance of that happening.
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Quoting Baltimorebirds:
It would'nt surprise me to see a minimal hurricane tonight the way It's intensifying now.


It'll be over land tonight.

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