Hurricane Otto's deluge continues; world extreme heat record of 136.4°F bogus?

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:51 PM GMT on October 08, 2010

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The deluge continues over Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the northern Lesser Antilles Islands from Hurricane Otto, which is bringing a fourth straight day of heavy rains. Otto is the eighth hurricane of this very active 2010 hurricane season; our tally now stands at 15 named storms, 8 hurricanes, and 5 intense hurricanes. An average season has 10 - 11 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 2 intense hurricanes. Otto's rains have caused a fair degree of trouble in the islands. According to Wikipedia, Heavy downpours in the U.S. Virgin Islands caused flooding across several local roads. In Saint Croix, a roadway section leading into Enfield Green collapsed on the night of October 6, temporarily cutting the south-side neighborhood off to vehicle traffic until a makeshift roadway through Carlton Estate was created the next day. On the island's North Shore in La Vallee, landslides and localized flooding in low-lying areas created some issues. There were no reports of major damage, however, and the roads remained passable. Torrential floods across the British Virgin Islands toppled several cars and caused extensive damage to utility lines and drainage pipes; dozens of people (mostly in Road Town) were left without power and water. An estimated 100 homes were flooded in Saint Lucia, and a fishing village on the island's east coast was declared a disaster zone. Schools, businesses and government offices across all of the Virgin Islands and in Saint Kitts and Nevis were closed until further notice.

In Puerto Rico, heavy rainfalls fell across the municipality of Utuado on October 7. As a result, a road to a neighborhood was made inaccessible after being severely damaged by gushing waters when parts of the Arecibo River overflowed. That same day, a landslide dragged away a communication post along the road and made it impossible for larger vehicles--including ambulances--to access the site. Meanwhile, fourteen families in the municipality of Ponce were cut off from communication because of several landslides. A residence alongside a road suffered significant damage and its inhabitants were forced to evacuate. Furthermore, a district in Cayey was isolated after a bridge collapsed, while burst riverbanks caused flooding across streets, trapping dozens of families in their homes. Across the island, 40 roads were closed due to torrential rainfall, and 19 streets had at least one lane closed.



Figure 1. Morning satellite image of Otto.

Weather radar out of Puerto Rico shows that a large area of heavy rain will continue to affect the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today, and flash flood warnings are posted on these islands through tonight. Martinique radar shows considerably less activity over the Lesser Antilles.

Satellite imagery shows a well-organized storm with an expanding Central Dense Overcast (CDO) of high cirrus clouds covering the center. Infrared satellite imagery shows a region of intense thunderstorms with very cold cloud tops, with the suggestion of a warm spot--an eye--forming. Otto should continue to intensify until Saturday morning, when wind shear will quickly rise to a very high 30+ knots.


Figure 2. Radar-estimated rainfall from Otto over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands this week shows that rains in excess of eight inches (white colors) have fallen in many regions. The strange ray-like pattern to the east of the radar location (the white "+" symbol) is due to mountains blocking the radar beam.

Western Caribbean disturbance
An area of disturbed weather in the Western Caribbean, a few hundred miles east of the coast of Nicaragua, has only a small amount of intense thunderstorms, but is showing some spin. The disturbance is nearly stationary, and is under a moderate 15 - 20 knots of wind shear. Some dry air in the Western Caribbean is interfering with development. I expect the storm will begin to build some significant heavy thunderstorms over the weekend, bringing heavy rains to northeastern Honduras and Nicaragua. None of the models develop the disturbance into a tropical depression, but it does have some potential for slow development over the next few days, and NHC is giving the disturbance a 20% chance of developing into a tropical depression by Sunday. The ECMWF model has the disturbance drifting northward next week and crossing Central Cuba on Wednesday or Thursday. Most of the other models keep the storms confined to the Caribbean.

A challenge to the validity of the world extreme heat record of 136.4°F (58°C) at Al Aziza, Libya
One of the "sacred cows" of world weather extremes has been the widely reported "hottest temperature ever recorded on earth", a reading of 58°C (136.4°F) reported from Al Azizia, Libya on Sept. 13, 1922. In a remarkable piece of research, our featured Weather Extremes blogger Christopher C. Burt concludes: the temperature observations at Al Azizia prior to 1927 (when the site and instruments were changed) are obviously invalid. The shelter housing the thermometer was most likely over exposed and measuring heat radiating of off the black-tarred concrete of the terrace on which it was placed.

Has Mr. Burt slain one of meteorology's most sacred cows? You be the judge. Check out the full story at his blog.

Jeff Masters

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657. SweetHomeBamaGOM
1:52 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
funny i was just thinking of the tropical tidbit quite a few days ago and i think i remember he circled the very area she is in when he said there may be some "fun and games" starting with 98L. He almost exactly circled where she would get her act together if i remember right.
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656. Neapolitan
1:50 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
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655. Neapolitan
1:49 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
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654. kmanhurricaneman
1:48 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting stormwatcherCI:
I wonder what is really going on with the blog lately ? It has become unreal. I used to spend hours on here during hurricane season and now there is so much BS and tension I just check for relevant posts.
so true thats why i am not on that often i really dont have the patience for all the bs, i come on see whats out there dicuss a bit and off, i used to spend hours on the blogg ,just not the same.......sad
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653. Caymanfishnut
1:46 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting stormwatcherCI:
I wonder what is really going on with the blog lately ? It has become unreal. I used to spend hours on here during hurricane season and now there is so much BS and tension I just check for relevant posts.


Two Thumbs Up!
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651. SweetHomeBamaGOM
1:45 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting cat5hurricane:

Otto's southern clockwise upper-level outflow is sure impressive, leaving it's moist remnants as a gift for us in the Caribbean upon his departure.

I have not gave either of the two weak low pressures a fair shake yet, but do not see them being the make-or-break factor in aiding & abetting 98L's formation & development at this time. The dry air & shear as you mentioned are the primary impeding factors; however, the shear will continue to slowly ease up & the dry air won't affect it TOO much as long as she continues to protect herself with all-around, symmetrical & healthy convective bouts. Her eastern side is void right now of that.



yeah i guess i should have defined Goldilocks. It looks like all of the moisture he kicked to the south back behind him never really formed big storms, but fed a lot of moisture back towards her. And by doing that has he provided her enough (+ the sst's in the Caribbean) to form her own environment? That would allow her to fight off the dry air when she began to vent and breathe hard.
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650. stormwatcherCI
1:43 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting SQUAWK:


Reed, you have no idea if what SSIG said is true. He may be just slandering others for his own benefit or reason. I am not saying that he is, I am just saying that we do not know and admin is correct is removing the entry. If it was true, there are other ways to deal with it.
I wonder what is really going on with the blog lately ? It has become unreal. I used to spend hours on here during hurricane season and now there is so much BS and tension I just check for relevant posts.
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649. SQUAWK
1:39 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting reedzone:
I'm sorry I have to say this... Admin, that was plain rude blocking StSimonsIslandGAGuy comments for just saying he was leaving and why. Sorry, that was plain rude. Everything has changed non wunderground for the bad, we lost another good blogger.


Reed, you have no idea if what SSIG said is true. He may be just slandering others for his own benefit or reason. I am not saying that he is, I am just saying that we do not know and admin is correct is removing the entry. If it was true, there are other ways to deal with it.
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648. superpete
1:38 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting cat5hurricane:

It seems so long ago since Paloma but then I dialed up a loop & track of her later last night & it's almost eerily similar to what this thing can take. Sure hope not.
You are correct Cat5.I recall Paloma was barely a hurricane just south of us here in Grand Cayman,then it intensified very quickly to a Cat 1 by the time it travelled barely 50 more miles/was a Cat 3 by the time it reached our other two islands.It will be moving over very deep water as it goes north,albiet this has cooled somewhat lately.
As Kman & others points out it bears close watching today & Sunday
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646. kmanislander
1:36 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
That's it from me for now. Will check back a few hours later to see how things are going.
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645. SweetHomeBamaGOM
1:33 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting kmanislander:


Not quite at the banding stage IMO but the rotation is well established as you can see from the RAMSDIS loop



I'm not sure but I think Goes 13 last frozen visible shot shows classic banding is starting but i can't find the link to post. Yeah and your right that link shows she has began to make tight cyclonic circulation. Plus that 1st visible after sunrise shows some huge stacks on her.
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644. kmanislander
1:32 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting Neapolitan:

I'm thinking we'll see TD 18 out 98L later today or early tomorrow; the RGB loop seems to back that up, at least for now.


While the circulation looks very good there is virtually no convection in the Eastern semi circle. It's currently limited to the center and the Western half.

TD today is a touch aggressive IMO but if development trends continue I could see classification in 24 to 36 hours.
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642. SweetHomeBamaGOM
1:27 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting cat5hurricane:

Yes, I do see that. It's only a matter of time before that trend would have to be broken since it's been so unseasonable, bone dry. Yeah, it's nothing significant, be might be paving the way for more unstable conditions down the road in the GOM & adjacent areas in the near future.


Do you think the moisture coming back into the Caribbean from Otto may help 98L to form? It looks like Otto may have sent a Goldilocks amount of moisture and energy back at 98L. If she can pull herself together enough she can fight off that dry air. I dont think the weak high pressures over Texas (low level) and Mexico (mid-level) are strong enough to interfere with her, just the dry air (and the shear, but it's falling fast).
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641. kmanislander
1:27 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting SweetHomeBamaGOM:



look is that banding starting??.... It sure appears to be intensifying quicker and quicker as the shear is falling faster and faster.


Not quite at the banding stage IMO but the rotation is well established as you can see from the RAMSDIS loop
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640. kmanhurricaneman
1:26 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
yes by the rgb loop it does appear to be tightening up
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639. Neapolitan
1:24 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting kmanislander:
Deep convection has developed right over the center but not enough at the moment to keep out all of the dry air. Looking pretty good all things considered. Might go up percentage wise by the NHC later today by one increment if it can build and hold a little more.

I'm thinking we'll see TD 18 out 98L later today or early tomorrow; the RGB loop seems to back that up, at least for now.
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638. SweetHomeBamaGOM
1:23 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting kmanislander:
Deep convection has developed right over the center but not enough at the moment to keep out all of the dry air. Looking pretty good all things considered. Might go up percentage wise by the NHC later today by one increment if it can build and hold a little more.




look is that banding starting??.... It sure appears to be intensifying quicker and quicker as the shear is falling faster and faster.
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637. kmanislander
1:23 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Cold tops showing up now

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635. Eugeniopr
1:21 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting kmanhurricaneman:
thats the GFDL and HWRF between the both say 80-105 Mph winds


Did any other reliable model develops the disturbance that here is called already 98L?
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633. SweetHomeBamaGOM
1:18 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting aspectre:
HurricaneOtto
8Oct 12pmGMT - - 25.4n64.6w - - 65knots - - 986mb -- NHC-ATCF *60knots
8Oct 03pmGMT - - 25.9n64.0w - - 75mph - - - 986mb -- NHC.Adv.#10
8Oct 06pmGMT - - 26.3n63.1w - - 70knots - - 977mb -- NHC-ATCF
8Oct 09pmGMT - - 26.8n62.3w - - 80mph - - - 976mb -- NHC.Adv.#11
9Oct 12amGMT - - 27.2n61.7w - - 75knots - - 972mb -- NHC-ATCF
9Oct 03amGMT - - 27.8n60.8w - - 85mph - - - 972mb -- NHC.Adv.#12
9Oct 06amGMT - - 28.5n59.7w - - 75knots - - 977mb -- NHC-ATCF
9Oct 09amGMT - - 29.2n58.5w - - 85mph - - - 977mb -- NHC.Adv.#13
9Oct 12pmGMT - - 30.1n57.1w - - 65knots - - 984mb -- NHC-ATCF
* Before NHC reevaluated&altered the numbers
65knots=~74.8mph=~120.4km/h __ 75mph =~120.7k/h __ 70knots=~80.6mph=~129.6km/h
80mph=~128.7km/h __ 75knots=~86.3mph=138.9km/h __ 85mph=136.8km/h
MaximumSustainedWind speeds are rounded to the nearest 5mph or to the nearest 5knots

Copy&paste 25.4n64.6w, 25.9n64.0w, 26.3n63.1w, 26.8n62.3w, 27.2n61.7w-27.8n60.8w, 27.8n60.8w-28.5n59.7w, 28.5n59.7w-29.2n58.5w, 29.2n58.5w-30.1n57.1w, ngd, bda into the GreatCircleMapper for a look at the last 12hours


Otto is starting to eat some very cold Norse air but he sure is slinging a lot of moisture right back into the Caribbean on his way out
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632. aspectre
1:16 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
HurricaneOtto
8Oct 12pmGMT - - 25.4n64.6w - - 65knots - - 986mb -- NHC-ATCF *60knots
8Oct 03pmGMT - - 25.9n64.0w - - 75mph - - - 986mb -- NHC.Adv.#10
8Oct 06pmGMT - - 26.3n63.1w - - 70knots - - 977mb -- NHC-ATCF
8Oct 09pmGMT - - 26.8n62.3w - - 80mph - - - 976mb -- NHC.Adv.#11
9Oct 12amGMT - - 27.2n61.7w - - 75knots - - 972mb -- NHC-ATCF
9Oct 03amGMT - - 27.8n60.8w - - 85mph - - - 972mb -- NHC.Adv.#12
9Oct 06amGMT - - 28.5n59.7w - - 75knots - - 977mb -- NHC-ATCF
9Oct 09amGMT - - 29.2n58.5w - - 85mph - - - 977mb -- NHC.Adv.#13
9Oct 12pmGMT - - 30.1n57.1w - - 65knots - - 984mb -- NHC-ATCF
* Before NHC reevaluated&altered the numbers
65knots=~74.8mph=~120.4km/h __ 75mph =~120.7k/h __ 70knots=~80.6mph=~129.6km/h
80mph=~128.7km/h __ 75knots=~86.3mph=138.9km/h __ 85mph=~136.8km/h
MaximumSustainedWind speeds are rounded to the nearest 5mph or to the nearest 5knots

Copy&paste 25.4n64.6w, 25.9n64.0w, 26.3n63.1w, 26.8n62.3w, 27.2n61.7w-27.8n60.8w, 27.8n60.8w-28.5n59.7w, 28.5n59.7w-29.2n58.5w, 29.2n58.5w-30.1n57.1w, ngd, bda into the GreatCircleMapper for a look at the last 12hours
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630. kmanislander
1:15 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Deep convection has developed right over the center but not enough at the moment to keep out all of the dry air. Looking pretty good all things considered. Might go up percentage wise by the NHC later today by one increment if it can build and hold a little more.

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629. Neapolitan
1:11 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
ATCF says Otto is back to 65 knots, and his pressure is up to 984mb:

AL, 17, 2010100912, , BEST, 0, 301N, 571W, 65, 984, HU, 64, NEQ, 25, 30, 15, 0, 1008, 200, 15, 0, 0, L, 0, , 0, 0, OTTO, D,

However, he's had a nice little blowup of convection at the center that's grown larger over the past several IR frames, so we'll have to see whether that holds.

ATCF also says 98L is hanging steady at 25 knots/1009 mb. One to watch, for sure:

AL, 98, 2010100912, , BEST, 0, 133N, 795W, 25, 1009, LO, 34, NEQ, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1011, 200, 60, 0, 0, L, 0, , 0, 0, INVEST, S,
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628. SweetHomeBamaGOM
1:11 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting cat5hurricane:



watching that loop it looks like some very minor moistening of the gulf has already begun, especially in the last 3 frames. It isn't rain or real damp, but it shows the warming trend has already started over the GOM now that the trough has been broken.
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627. kmanislander
1:08 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting surfmom:
ahhhhhh there YOU are Kman!...... *smile* was waiting for you to show -- you had your eye on this wayyy back if I remember correctly..... thanks for your insights


Hi :-)

Yes, I have been watching this area from Monday. I hope it doesn't spoil my golf game tomorrow LOL !
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625. stillwaiting
1:06 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting surfmom:
Good Morning -
LOL - hummm IKE - you certainly got my attention first thing

Neapolitan - at the risk of coming under attack by the entity ....I applaud your post 561 -
...dont get to comphy....october is the month fl,especially the west coast is MOST vounerable to a TC.....and the theirs that mid oct bump around the 20th...here in swfl we're not quite out of the woods yet imo....any waves lately,lol(i already know the anwser
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624. kmanislander
1:06 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting stormwatcherCI:
Thanks for the heads-up but now you really have me nervous. Some of the models are showing RI once it develops.


RI is alwaya possible in the NW Caribbean as far as SST and TCHP is concerned but you also need good upper level support from winds and moisture content. Dry air has been a real killer for systems trying to develop this year and lots of that is present over the Cayman Islands.

I wouldn't get too worked up over it just yet.
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623. kmanhurricaneman
1:05 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
thats the GFDL and HWRF between the both say 80-105 Mph winds
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622. superpete
1:03 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
613 Kman. Thanks for your read on 98L. Another Paloma 'pop up' potential for us.When they intensify this close by, the prep' time is very short for us.On that note....off to get some diesel....
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621. kmanislander
1:01 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting aislinnpaps:


Thanks, Kman. Will this follow Otto's path?


I don't think so. If it develops the typical track this time of year would be N across Cuba and depending on the timing with the next front a swing to the NE through the Bahamas and off to the NE parallel to Otto's track. I stress though that with it still sitting down there any future track is too far out to be reliably forecasted at this time.

If a front were to dig far enough South it might even head out across Hispaniola to the NE which would then be more like the track of Otto from that point.
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620. SweetHomeBamaGOM
12:59 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting kmanislander:
Good morning

The low in the SW Caribbean continues to try and organize and shear has fallen to a low 10 to 15 knots near and over the system. The trend has been falling shear for the past 24 hours and if this continues the upper level winds will become quite conducive for development during the day later today.



The one inhibitor I see that continues to plague the system is extremely dry air in close proximity throughout the NW Caribbean. Winds in this area are from the North which is pushing this very dry air into the circulation and disrupting it from strengthening. So far, it has been holding its own but would need to grow in aerial coverage before the convection would be sufficiently widespread to isolate the core of the low from the dry air.





The low has been building convection over the past few hours so we will have to watch the trend in this direction over the course of the day. If it does develop the people in the Cayman Islands may not get a lot of lead time to prepare so I would recommend that anyone living here take time today to check their hurricane preparedness list for any missing key items as stores will be closed tomorrow.



The way that Otto is venting south back into the Caribbean may help to end the onslaught of dry air from the north. It is also starting to warm up along the GOM northern coast, so the dry air should become more moist (hotter air=greater capacity for the air to hold moisture + weak high pressures warming up= moistening of the air). The trough has broken and the wind shear over the top of 98L is dropping rapidly.
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619. kmanhurricaneman
12:59 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
models predicting cat 1 system passing if not over Cayman area mmmmmmmmmmmm...... could be an interesting week
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618. surfmom
12:59 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
ahhhhhh there YOU are Kman!...... *smile* was waiting for you to show -- you had your eye on this wayyy back if I remember correctly..... thanks for your insights
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617. stormwatcherCI
12:56 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting kmanislander:
Good morning

The low in the SW Caribbean continues to try and organize and shear has fallen to a low 10 to 15 knots near and over the system. The trend has been falling shear for the past 24 hours and if this continues the upper level winds will become quite conducive for development during the day later today.



The one inhibitor I see that continues to plague the system is extremely dry air in close proximity throughout the NW Caribbean. Winds in this area are from the North which is pushing this very dry air into the circulation and disrupting it from strengthening. So far, it has been holding its own but would need to grow in aerial coverage before the convection would be sufficiently widespread to isolate the core of the low from the dry air.





The low has been building convection over the past few hours so we will have to watch the trend in this direction over the course of the day. If it does develop the people in the Cayman Islands may not get a lot of lead time to prepare so I would recommend that anyone living here take time today to check their hurricane preparedness list for any missing key items as stores will be closed tomorrow.
Thanks for the heads-up but now you really have me nervous. Some of the models are showing RI once it develops.
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616. aislinnpaps
12:56 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting kmanislander:
Good morning

The low in the SW Caribbean continues to try and organize and shear has fallen to a low 10 to 15 knots near and over the system. The trend has been falling shear for the past 24 hours and if this continues the upper level winds will become quite conducive for development during the day later today.



The one inhibitor I see that continues to plague the system is extremely dry air in close proximity throughout the NW Caribbean. Winds in this area are from the North which is pushing this very dry air into the circulation and disrupting it from strengthening. So far, it has been holding its own but would need to grow in aerial coverage before the convection would be sufficiently widespread to isolate the core of the low from the dry air.





The low has been building convection over the past few hours so we will have to watch the trend in this direction over the course of the day. If it does develop the people in the Cayman Islands may not get a lot of lead time to prepare so I would recommend that anyone living here take time today to check their hurricane preparedness list for any missing key items as stores will be closed tomorrow.


Thanks, Kman. Will this follow Otto's path?
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615. SweetHomeBamaGOM
12:55 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting Caymanfishnut:


Geez, to my untrained eyes this looks like a potential Paloma all over again...


If the high pressure to the east of 98L holds (which the models say it will) this may not take as hard of an eastern turn around Cuba. The high pressure to the east in the Southern Atlantic region has set up and that may create more of a northern track to this storm, bringing it much closer to S.Florida or even bringing it into the peninsula.
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614. aislinnpaps
12:54 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting surfmom:

bawhahahahaa - that's been the scene here since number two headed off to college & number one moved to Galveston... didn't need any in the gulf this year -- got one going on domestically.


Number two coming home for good, he's a disabled vet and his wife is being deployed, they won't let him stay in Germany alone. House will be going through hurricane conditions for quite a while as he and wife are buying it and planning on a lot of changes, from Cat 1 up to Cat 5s.

Since there's a state wide burn ban, work in house will start first. Hurricane Cat 1 in forecast for end of week.
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613. kmanislander
12:53 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Good morning

The low in the SW Caribbean continues to try and organize and shear has fallen to a low 10 to 15 knots near and over the system. The trend has been falling shear for the past 24 hours and if this continues the upper level winds will become quite conducive for development during the day later today.



The one inhibitor I see that continues to plague the system is extremely dry air in close proximity throughout the NW Caribbean. Winds in this area are from the North which is pushing this very dry air into the circulation and disrupting it from strengthening. So far, it has been holding its own but would need to grow in aerial coverage before the convection would be sufficiently widespread to isolate the core of the low from the dry air.





The low has been building convection over the past few hours so we will have to watch the trend in this direction over the course of the day. If it does develop the people in the Cayman Islands may not get a lot of lead time to prepare so I would recommend that anyone living here take time today to check their hurricane preparedness list for any missing key items as stores will be closed tomorrow.
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612. Caymanfishnut
12:52 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting stormwatcherCI:
Don't worry, I remember.


Geez, to my untrained eyes this looks like a potential Paloma all over again...
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610. surfmom
12:50 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Quoting aislinnpaps:
Good morning, everyone. Hurricane happening in my house as I clean before my son comes home on Monday night.

bawhahahahaa - that's been the scene here since number two headed off to college & number one moved to Galveston... didn't need any in the gulf this year -- got one going on domestically.
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609. surfmom
12:48 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Hey Stillwaiting - not fishing today? -- looks like a lovely morning -- saw some good hits at TurtleBeach when we were surfing the North Wind swell a few days ago.

Starting to get ready for a run this morning - my skin misses the humidity, but not my lungs --always easier to run in the drier air.
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608. aislinnpaps
12:47 PM GMT on October 09, 2010
Good morning, everyone. Hurricane happening in my house as I clean before my son comes home on Monday night.
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Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.