Gulf of Mexico's 93L a Heavy Rain Threat; Ana Leaves Hawaii Alone

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 3:25 PM GMT on October 21, 2014

An area of low pressure over the Gulf of Mexico's Bay of Campeche (93L) contains moisture and spin from the Eastern Pacific's Tropical Storm Trudy, which made landfall near Acapulco last weekend. 93L will bring heavy rains to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Western Cuba, and South Florida Wednesday through Friday. Satellite loops show the low has a moderate degree of spin and plenty of heavy thunderstorm activity, but these thunderstorms are poorly organized, due to hi...

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Earth Headed For its Hottest Year on Record After a Record-Warm September

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 5:38 PM GMT on October 20, 2014

September 2014 was Earth's warmest September on record, the period January - September was tied with 1998 and 2010 as the warmest first three-quarters of any year on record, and the past 12 months--October 2013 through September 2014--was the warmest consecutive 12-month period among all months since records began in 1880, said NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) today. NASA also rated September 2014 as the warmest September on record. If 2014 maintains the ...

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Gulf of Mexico's 93L a Heavy Rain Threat; 92L Kills 5 in Canary Islands

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 3:29 PM GMT on October 20, 2014

Moisture from Tropical Storm Trudy, which made landfall on the Pacific coast of Mexico about 75 miles east-southeast of Acapulco on Saturday morning, has moved northwards across Mexico into the southern Gulf of Mexico's Bay of Campeche. A large area of low pressure (93L) is forming there, and will bring heavy rains to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Western Cuba, and South Florida on Wednesday through Friday. Satellite loops show the low has plenty of heavy thunderstor...

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Gonzalo Brushes Newfoundland; Ana Drenching Hawaii

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 4:54 PM GMT on October 19, 2014

Hurricane Gonzalo sped by Southeast Newfoundland, Canada on Sunday morning as a Category 1 storm with 85 mph winds. Cape Race, Newfoundland measured sustained winds of 41 mph, gusting to 55 mph at 8:30 am local time; Cape Pine measured a gust of 66 mph. Despite traversing waters colder than 10°C (50°F), Gonzalo was still maintaining its tropical characteristics on Sunday morning, and had a respectable amount of heavy thunderstorms near its center. The hurricane ca...

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Updated: 6:00 PM GMT on October 19, 2014

Category 2 Gonzalo Hits Bemuda; Hurricane Ana Brushing Hawaii; Trudy Drenching Mexico

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 2:46 PM GMT on October 18, 2014

Hurricane Gonzalo made a direct hit on the island of Bermuda near 8:30 pm EDT Friday night rated by NHC as a strong Category 2 storm with sustained 110 mph winds. Sustained winds at the Bermuda Airport peaked at 76 mph, with a gust to 96 mph, as the northern eyewall passed overhead between 8 - 9 pm ADT. After a calm lasting about an hour, when the pressure sank to 953 mb, the southern eyewall hit, with stronger winds than the northern eyewall--93 mph, gusting to 11...

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Updated: 4:58 PM GMT on October 18, 2014

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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.

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