Tropical Storm Gordon forms; 5th earliest appearance a season's 7th storm

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:10 PM GMT on August 16, 2012

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Tropical Storm Gordon is here, born out of a tropical wave that emerged from the coast of Africa last week. Gordon's formation puts the hurricane season of 2012 in fifth place for the earliest date of formation of the season's seventh storm, going back to 1851. Only 2005, 1936, 2011, and 1995 had earlier formation dates of the season's seventh storm. Satellite loops show Gordon has developed a Central Dense Overcast (CDO)--a large and expanding area of high cirrus clouds over the center, due to a build-up of heavy thunderstorms. This is characteristic of intensifying tropical storms. Wind shear is light, but ocean temperatures are on the cool side, near 27°C. Water vapor satellite loops show that Gordon has moistened its environment considerably, but a large region of dry air lurks on three sides of the storm, ready to barge in and disrupt Gordon when wind shear rises on Saturday. The 8 am EDT run of the SHIPS model predicts that wind shear will remain light to moderate through Friday, then rise steeply to 25 - 40 knots over the weekend. At the same time, ocean temperatures will drop to 26°C. By Sunday, the combined effects of high wind shear, dry air, and cooler waters will likely act to weaken Gordon and make it no longer tropical, but Gordon will probably still be strong enough Sunday night to potentially bring damaging winds and heavy rain to the Azores Islands.


Figure 1. Morning satellite image of Tropical Storm Gordon.

Gordon's place in history
The 2012 version of Gordon is the fourth storm that has been given that name. Previous incarnations of Gordon appeared in 1994, 2000, and 2006. It's pretty unlikely that the 2012 version of Gordon will get its name retired, but the name Gordon should have been retired long ago. During the first appearance of Gordon in November 1994, the storm moved very slowly over Eastern Cuba, and dropped prodigious rains over Haiti. The resulting flash flooding killed over 1,100 people. Unquestionably, the 1994 version of Gordon should have had its name retired, due to the devastating impact it had on Haiti. However, after the 1994 hurricane season, Haiti did not send a representative to the annual World Meteorological Organization meeting that decides retirement of hurricane names, and no other country affected by Gordon requested that the name be retired.


Figure 2. Track of the 1994 version of Hurricane Gordon. The storm killed over 1100 people in Haiti.

Elsewhere in the tropics
In the Gulf of Mexico, a fall-like cold front is expected to stall out early next week. Wind shear is predicted to be low to moderate, and cold fronts stalled out over the Gulf of Mexico often serve as the seed for tropical storms. The most likely formation location of such a storm would be off the Texas coast, or off the Mexican coast south of Texas.

A large tropical wave is emerging from the coast of Africa today, and the GFS and ECMWF models predict this wave will develop into a tropical depression 4 - 5 days from now. Preliminary indications are that this new storm will follow a path similar to Gordon's, recurving to the east of Bermuda, but it is too early to be confident of this.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting Thrawst:
Yanno.. all this dry weather in the Bahamas is really sketchy.. it's usually like this in the winter... not the summer.

It's usually not that wet at first in August, anyway. Big rain usually don't start till next week, or even week after. Then there's enough for the whole month... lol

I doubt we get through next week dry. Maybe not even through today. Some p.m. popup showers are supposedly likely....

Go on the beach while u can... lol
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Excuse my bad mood today... but do we really have to see what's going on in Florida everyday? I'm okay with people posting weather from their state, but it get old after posting it everyday. I understand Florida got 20 million of people, but...
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Quoting BahaHurican:
[goes to look @ Plaza's wunderphotos]

I'll do some more later, I just got to extract them from the camera.
Once I have uploaded them, can somebody advise me how I can include by pasting the odd one of them in a post?
Sometimes we get very interesting pictures of weather here as well as you guys.
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Quoting StormTracker2K:
Thunderstorms already firing south of Tampa



Aaaaand none once again here in Pinellas. Historically we still get at least some small cells in the westerly flow. We can't buy a drop, very weird, nothing has wanted pop on the sea breeze until it moves inland regardless of how moist and unstable which is very contrary to what I've seen in the past, and nothing has formed over water near the beach either which is also strange given massive CAPE and warm water temps with a very moist air mass. This same trend has persisted for over a week. I know it will end one of these days but it's very weird regardless.


The NWS is also saying the westerly flow will be inp lace through next week, I've never seen this much of a prevailing flow persist for so long, especially not a westerly flow in August. At least you guys typically get better morning coverage on the east coast with an East wind...



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Quoting AtHomeInTX:


Wow! You can definitely see the spin pop out into the water.


I don't see it.
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Hmmm... GoM may get Helene after all...



Yep could happen.
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Yanno.. all this dry weather in the Bahamas is really sketchy.. it's usually like this in the winter... not the summer.

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Quoting AtHomeInTX:


Wow! You can definitely see the spin pop out into the water.


Its something to keep an eye on ...
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I'll be in and out for the next while... some of which will be me doing stuff and some of which will likely be my internet freaking out again today... [sigh]
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Quoting AtHomeInTX:


Wow! You can definitely see the spin pop out into the water.
Hmmm... GoM may get Helene after all...

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Quoting StormTracker2K:
Here some pics from yesterdays massive storms that rolled thru E C FL.

Ponce Inlet


Lightning bolt over a Clermont


Port Orange


Flagler Beach


Very near my house


Great photos man, powerful thunderstorms, I bet they put down some crazy rainfall amounts and some insane lightning. Anytime you get thunderstorms like that in Florida you expect insane rainfall and large amounts of lightning.
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Anybody else notice the EPac has gone relatively quiet the last 3-5 days?
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Quoting VR46L:
XTD7 starting to get interesting for the first time in a while
in rainbow


and the full picture in rainbow



Wow! You can definitely see the spin pop out into the water.
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Thunderstorms already firing south of Tampa

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XTD7 starting to get interesting for the first time in a while
in rainbow


and the full picture in rainbow

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Quoting PlazaRed:

Thanks for that. We are about 70 miles North of Gibraltar so its the same thing to us if we look West or South East, as the sea is not a long way from us, though out of sight due to big mountains.
I uploaded 3 photos to WU photos to show the state of our fields of dust.
Seville which is just North of here and we can see its lights at night, had 45.9/C last Friday, a lot of out trees are dying with their leaves still on them all brown, even almonds and lots of bush fires all over the place.
We might get some rain normally about the first week in October. Only had about 8 days rain in the last year.
[goes to look @ Plaza's wunderphotos]
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Quoting BahaHurican:
So u are saying potentially rain all along the Gulf coast from MX to LA? or a more direct path?


Not sure. The mets around here have been saying if the front stalls off the coast then the majority of the rains could too. As far as tropical tracks. That was just my interpretation of that EURO run. From what I can tell the GFS never moved the rain or anything NE. Keeping it in mostly STX/MX. And that may be what happens. Kinda hard to discount the GFS. lol
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Isn't this [1994] the Gordon that one of the NHC forecasters said was one of the most frustrating storms ever to forecast? or was that a later storm with a similar kind of track?
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Quoting hydrus:
I remember 1994 Gordon as a very odd and lop-sided storm. In South Florida, the winds were strongest when Gordon was still well south of us, as it approached the S.W. Florida coast, the wind diminished to almost zero, but the barometer continued to drop. Although considered full tropical when it hit, it had the earmarks of a hybrid storm...Gordon during its hybrid tropical/sub-tropical stage with a frontal band dropping rain over Haiti I like posting the Wiki link on this because it shows what a hybrid type storm like Gordon can do..The G storm this year formed November 8th, and dissipated on November 21. Its been a long time since we have waited that long for the "G" storm.The meteorological history of Hurricane Gordon consisted of a thirteen-day period in which the storm's path was erratic, persistent, and highly unusual. The hurricane formed near Panama in the southwestern Caribbean Sea on November 9, 1994. As a tropical depression it brushed Nicaragua and spent several days in the waters off the country's coast. Strengthening slightly into a tropical storm, Gordon wound its way north into the Greater Antilles. Despite warm waters, persistent wind shear prevented significant strengthening. Executing a slow turn to the north and then the northwest, Gordon made two more landfalls, on eastern Jamaica and eastern Cuba, while delivering tremendous rains to western Hispaniola.

As Tropical Storm Gordon made its fourth landfall crossing the Florida Keys, it interacted with a cyclone in the upper-troposphere and a series of cyclonic lows which lent the storm some sub-tropical characteristics. After a few days as an unusual hybrid of a tropical and a subtropical system in the Gulf of Mexico, the storm re-claimed its fully tropical form and made yet another landfall, this time across the Florida peninsula, and continued into the Atlantic Ocean. In the Atlantic, Gordon rapidly strengthened to a Category 1 Hurricane. Gordon's characteristic wandering briefly brought it near North Carolina, but ultimately the storm headed south, weakening into a minor tropical storm before making its sixth and final landfall on Florida's east coast.

Hurricane Gordon was the seventh named storm and third hurricane of the 1994 Atlantic hurricane season. Although it never made landfall as a hurricane, in its meandering course the storm included six separate landfalls: four as a tropical storm and two as a tropical depression. Three of its landfalls were in the U.S. state of Florida.


I remember that it rained for 22 straight hours at my house in Lake Mary, FL. I picked up 8.50" of rain from Gordon in 1994.
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Quoting BahaHurican:
LOL... so could Gordon in a post-tropical phase help w/ the drought u guys r having? [can't remember whether u r on the ATL or the Med. side of Gibraltar...]

Thanks for that. We are about 70 miles North of Gibraltar so its the same thing to us if we look West or South East, as the sea is not a long way from us, though out of sight due to big mountains.
I uploaded 3 photos to WU photos to show the state of our fields of dust.
Seville which is just North of here and we can see its lights at night, had 45.9/C last Friday, a lot of out trees are dying with their leaves still on them all brown, even almonds and lots of bush fires all over the place.
We might get some rain normally about the first week in October. Only had about 8 days rain in the last year.
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Quoting hydrus:
I remember 1994 Gordon as a very odd and lop-sided storm. In South Florida, the winds were strongest when Gordon was still well south of us, as it approached the S.W. Florida coast, the wind diminished to almost zero, but the barometer continued to drop. Although considered full tropical when it hit, it had the earmarks of a hybrid storm...Gordon during its hybrid tropical/sub-tropical stage with a frontal band dropping rain over Haiti I like posting the Wiki link on this because it shows what a hybrid type storm like Gordon can do..The G storm this year formed November 8th, and dissipated on November 21. Its been a long time since we have waited that long for the "G" storm.
Gordon loved Florida so much he visited it two times.Lol.
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I remember 1994 Gordon as a very odd and lop-sided storm. In South Florida, the winds were strongest when Gordon was still well south of us, as it approached the S.W. Florida coast, the wind diminished to almost zero, but the barometer continued to drop. Although considered full tropical when it hit, it had the earmarks of a hybrid storm...Gordon during its hybrid tropical/sub-tropical stage with a frontal band dropping rain over Haiti I like posting the Wiki link on this because it shows what a hybrid type storm like Gordon can do..The G storm this year formed November 8th, and dissipated on November 21. Its been a long time since we have waited that long for the "G" storm.The meteorological history of Hurricane Gordon consisted of a thirteen-day period in which the storm's path was erratic, persistent, and highly unusual. The hurricane formed near Panama in the southwestern Caribbean Sea on November 9, 1994. As a tropical depression it brushed Nicaragua and spent several days in the waters off the country's coast. Strengthening slightly into a tropical storm, Gordon wound its way north into the Greater Antilles. Despite warm waters, persistent wind shear prevented significant strengthening. Executing a slow turn to the north and then the northwest, Gordon made two more landfalls, on eastern Jamaica and eastern Cuba, while delivering tremendous rains to western Hispaniola.

As Tropical Storm Gordon made its fourth landfall crossing the Florida Keys, it interacted with a cyclone in the upper-troposphere and a series of cyclonic lows which lent the storm some sub-tropical characteristics. After a few days as an unusual hybrid of a tropical and a subtropical system in the Gulf of Mexico, the storm re-claimed its fully tropical form and made yet another landfall, this time across the Florida peninsula, and continued into the Atlantic Ocean. In the Atlantic, Gordon rapidly strengthened to a Category 1 Hurricane. Gordon's characteristic wandering briefly brought it near North Carolina, but ultimately the storm headed south, weakening into a minor tropical storm before making its sixth and final landfall on Florida's east coast.

Hurricane Gordon was the seventh named storm and third hurricane of the 1994 Atlantic hurricane season. Although it never made landfall as a hurricane, in its meandering course the storm included six separate landfalls: four as a tropical storm and two as a tropical depression. Three of its landfalls were in the U.S. state of Florida.
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Night Lightning
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Here some pics from yesterdays massive storms that rolled thru E C FL.

Ponce Inlet


Lightning bolt over a Clermont


Port Orange


Flagler Beach


Very near my house
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Quoting AtHomeInTX:


Well I don't know what it is that they are showing here but the EURO seems to bring whatever they spin up to LA in their last run. Doesn't mean it will happen. But it could. I think a lot will have to do with where that front parks and of course on development.

So u are saying potentially rain all along the Gulf coast from MX to LA? or a more direct path?
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ATCF says Gordon will go up to 45mph (40kt) at the next advisory. I think that is kind of conservative, considering it has a developing eyewall.
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Quoting CajunCrawfishhunter:
Any Chance somethign from the Gulf can make its way and live up to the Louisiana Coast? I know there is always a chance but what does it look like in the next coming weeks?


Well I don't know what it is that they are showing here but the EURO seems to bring whatever they spin up to LA in their last run. Doesn't mean it will happen. But it could. I think a lot will have to do with where that front parks and of course on development.

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Just wanted to say some really cool avatar pics by bloggers this a.m.... lol
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Quoting ncstorm:


that area in the GOM tends to spin up hurricanes over night..People in Texas and Mexico should not let their guard down because the models dont intensify it that much..they seem to have a hard time with those systems in the BOC


Agreed. TS Hermine came out of the blue in September 2010 and brought us 15+ inches of rain here in Central Texas as it stalled out over the area. If I recall just a few days earlier it was a remnant low that crossed over into the GOM from the Pacific.
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Quoting CybrTeddy:
Not bad, this is an fair looking developing eyewall.


It will likely be a hurricane by today if it maintains that structure. Gordon has been steadily organizing a pretty decent clip the last 24 hours, especially structurally.
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Quoting roxycc:
If something does spin up in the gulf what is the most likely landfall point? Mexico?
Or SW TX.
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Quoting sar2401:


The CMC has clearly gone nuts. A 994 Mb low in the Gulf at nine days out with a huge high pressure system covering the East Coast?


maybe..maybe not..we will see..
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Quoting PlazaRed:
From the blog entry:-
" It's pretty unlikely that the 2012 version of Gordon will get its name retired, but the name Gordon should have been retired long ago."
Speaking of retired, if Gordon does get retired for possibly ruining my garden, then its name place could be replaced with "TS Grother," to celebrate his refusal to retire!
LOL... so could Gordon in a post-tropical phase help w/ the drought u guys r having? [can't remember whether u r on the ATL or the Med. side of Gibralter...]
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If something does spin up in the gulf what is the most likely landfall point? Mexico?
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Combine that with warm sst and low shear.




The water in the gulf is like ROCKET FUEL!!!
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Thank you Dr. Masters
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Well look at it this way for the GOM storm.At least someone will get beneficial rains.I hope it's Helene though.Wouldn't want Isaac to be weak.Hopefully what ever is in the east Atlantic recurves.But we can't forget a tiny island called Bermuda is out there.
LOL... I was just thinking about the naming when I read the doc's comments, and wondering if u'll get your "Big Isaac" or not... lol

Quoting CajunCrawfishhunter:
Any Chance somethign from the Gulf can make its way and live up to the Louisiana Coast? I know there is always a chance but what does it look like in the next coming weeks?
That high looks likely to set over you guys... the W TX predictions seem more feasible atm...

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536

NOUS42 KNHC 161331

REPRPD

WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHTS

CARCAH, NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER, MIAMI, FL.

0930 AM EDT THU 16 AUGUST 2012

SUBJECT: TROPICAL CYCLONE PLAN OF THE DAY (TCPOD)

VALID 17/1100Z TO 18/1100Z AUGUST 2012

TCPOD NUMBER.....12-090



I. ATLANTIC REQUIREMENTS

1. REMNANTS OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION SEVEN

FLIGHT ONE --TEAL 73--

A. 17/2000Z

B. AFXXX 0207A INVEST

C. 17/1715Z

D. 20.8N 96.5W

E. 17/1930Z TO 17/2230Z

F. SFC TO 10,000 FT



2. OUTLOOK FOR SUCCEEDING DAY.....NEGATIVE.



II. PACIFIC REQUIREMENTS

1. NEGATIVE RECONNAISSANCE REQUIREMENTS.

2. SUCCEEDING DAY OUTLOOK.....NEGATIVE.



$$

[JWP]
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PRELIMINARY EXTENDED FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD
938 AM EDT THU AUG 16 2012

VALID 12Z MON AUG 20 2012 - 12Z THU AUG 23 2012


PRELIMINARY UPDATE...

USED THE 00Z/16 DETERMINISTIC ECMWF TO UPDATE THE PRELIMINARY
FRONTS AND PRESSURES FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7. THE ECMWF IS STRONGLY
CORRELATED WITH THE 00Z/16 ECENS MEAN...GEFS MEAN...AND
DETERMINISTIC GEM GLOBAL THROUGH THE PERIOD. THE 00Z/16 GFS IS OUT
OF SYNC WITH THE OTHER GUIDANCE LATE IN THE PERIOD...SHOWING ITS
BIAS OF WARMING TOO QUICKLY AND TOO SHARPLY IN THE WAKE OF THE
EASTERN TROUGH. SOUTH TEXAS CONTINUES TO BE AN AREA OF INTEREST
FOR POTENTIALLY HEAVY RAINFALL. WHETHER AN ORGANIZED TROPICAL
CYCLONE IS ABLE TO FORM OVER THE FAR WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO MAY BE
IMMATERIAL TO THE RAINFALL THREAT...WITH THE MOIST PLUME FROM THE
SOUTH INTERSECTING THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE WESTERLIES OVER THE
REGION. THE BIGGEST SENSIBLE WEATHER UPSHOT OF USING THE ECMWF
VERSUS THE GFS OVER THE NORTH CENTRAL STATES IS THE TENACITY OF
COOLER AIR TO THE EAST...WITH AN ENHANCEMENT TO THE BAROCLINICITY
VIA OVERRUNNING PRECIPITATION.

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From the blog entry:-
" It's pretty unlikely that the 2012 version of Gordon will get its name retired, but the name Gordon should have been retired long ago."
Speaking of retired, if Gordon does get retired for possibly ruining my garden, then its name place could be replaced with "TS Grother," to celebrate his refusal to retire!
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TS.Gordon had recurved before passing 553miles(890kilometres)East of Bermuda
Derived from (NHC) ATCF data for TropicalStormGordon for 16August12pmGMT
MinimumPressure decreased from 1012millibars to 1011millibars
MaxSusWinds increased from 35knots(40mph)65km/h to 40knots(46mph)74km/h
Vector changed from 4.9*North@11.5mph(18.5km/h) to 30.2*NNEast@17.3mph(27.9km/h)

BDA-Bermuda :: YYT-SaintJohn's,Newfoundland :: CVU-Corvu :: SMA-SantaMaria

The southernmost dot on the kinked line is where 93L became TD.8
The northernmost dot on the kinked line is where TropicalDepressionEight became TS.Gordon
The southernmost dot on the longest line is TS.Gordon's most recent position

The longest line is a straightline projection through TW.7's 2 most recent positions to its closest approach to the nearest coastline
16August12pmGMT: TS.Gordon was heading for passage 426miles(685kilometres)ESEast of Newfoundland in ~2days from now (when this was posted)

Copy&paste bda, cvu, sma, yyt, 29.1n55.0w-30.6n55.4w-31.6n55.3w, 31.6n55.3w-32.9n54.4w, 31.6n55.3w-43.353n45.723w, 46.758n52.981w-43.353n45.723w into the GreatCircleMapper for a larger-scale map and other information
The previous mapping for comparison
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Morning again all. Missed the transition to the new blog because I stopped to watch the headlines...
Is it me, or is a large proportion of AM news reporting speculation nowadays??? [don't normally watch the a.m. cycle?]


Quoting AussieStorm:

If I bought you a ticket there, would you go?
I would. I think it'd be an interesting place to visit... BTW, last hurricane to hit there as a 'cane before Gordon was in 1972, I think. So two hurricane Gordons in 6 years would be a fascinating fact...

Quoting pmzqqzmp:


And that just has you salivating at the death & destruction it will cause.

Really sick people.
Huh???

Quoting seer2012:
It is amazing how you manage to interpret my motivations for making a simple post of what this tw may end up doing.It seems to me that you, the fingerpointer/accusser, are the one who is mentally sick.Having gone through several hurricanes myself the last thing I want to experience is the inconvenience/expenses that it causes.
Ok, this sounds like the seer of the blog... couldn't understand what happened to the other blogger... saying that a Twave just off Africa is likely to stay west rather than recurve is pretty much a no-brainer at this time of year... seems like over-reaction to me...

Quoting Skyepony:
[This event happened on 14th Aug.] At least 20 people were injured and more than 100 cars damaged in a sudden mid-summer hailstorm in a Russian Siberian town on Tuesday (August 14). The weather suddenly changed in the evening with wind bringing a torrential downpour of huge hailstones, some larger than chicken eggs. Witnesses said some hailstones reached seven centimeters in diameter. Town residents had literally to save themselves and run to nearby buildings to find cover. Big hailstones pierced holes in car windows, sometimes smashing the glass altogether. Meteorologists said they believed the sudden summer storm was caused by a sharp temperature drop from 32 degrees Celsius at lunchtime to just 16 degrees Celsius by the evening. The town is located in the Kemerovo region in Central Siberia some 3,800 km east of Moscow.

AtHomeInTX~ Sounds like a Haircon 3 should be declared in your area:)

washingtonian115~ I don't remember anyone getting banned for wanting a storm...After that drought last year most of TX would be banned if that was the case.
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Blog update!
Gordon forms - moving away from landing, Cape Verde development probable - 8/16/12
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Any Chance somethign from the Gulf can make its way and live up to the Louisiana Coast? I know there is always a chance but what does it look like in the next coming weeks?
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Quoting ncstorm:


that area in the GOM tends to spin up hurricanes over night..People in Texas and Mexico should not let their guard down because the models dont intensify it that much..they seem to have a hard time with those systems in the BOC
Combine that with warm sst and low shear.
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Quoting ncstorm:

Euro

GOM Storm

http://raleighwx.americanwx.com/models/euro/00zeu rotropical850mbVortSLP192.gif



Cape Verde Storm


CMC--is much slower with the GOM Storm


shows something coming in the frame from the east atlantic


The CMC has clearly gone nuts. A 994 Mb low in the Gulf at nine days out with a huge high pressure system covering the East Coast?
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Well look at it this way for the GOM storm.At least someone will get beneficial rains.I hope it's Helene though.Wouldn't want Isaac to be weak.Hopefully what ever is in the east Atlantic recurves.But we can't forget a tiny island called Bermuda is out there.


that area in the GOM tends to spin up hurricanes over night..People in Texas and Mexico should not let their guard down because the models dont intensify it that much..they seem to have a hard time with those systems in the BOC
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BTW, Gordon's prediction circles on the Wundermap were Awesome this last period. The ring and direction boundaries flank the storm nicely.
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the 06z GFS never develops the GOM storm but it looks like it wants to bring another Low in the BOC but keeps it further south but brings the cape verde system farther west in this run and recurves it

GOM first storm..


Second Low for the BOC


Cape Verde System


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Thank you for the new blog Dr. Masters. I remember Gordon 1994 very well

From Wiki:

Gordon later cross the Florida Keys and also made landfall in Fort Myers, Florida while still a weak tropical storm. Gordon began to strengthen further as it crossed Florida
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