Category 3 Odile the Strongest Hurricane on Record to Hit Baja

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 2:00 PM GMT on September 15, 2014

Destructive Hurricane Odile powered ashore at Cabo San Lucas on Mexico's Baja Peninsula near 12:45 am EDT Monday as a Category 3 storm with 125 mph winds. Odile was the strongest hurricane on record to hit the Baja Peninsula, tied with Hurricane Olivia of 1967. An Air Force hurricane hunter plane was in Odile Sunday afternoon, and measured a surface pressure of 922 mb. This pressure puts Odile in pretty select company--only two other Eastern Pacific hurricanes have ...

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Updated: 3:18 PM GMT on September 15, 2014

Dangerous Category 3 Odile Bearing Down on Baja

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 10:43 PM GMT on September 14, 2014

Dangerous Category 3 Hurricane Odile is bearing down on Mexico's Baja Peninsula as the storm steams north-northwestwards at 14 mph towards the southwestern tip of Baja. Odile is likely to be the strongest or second strongest hurricane on record to affect Southern Baja. An Air Force hurricane hunter plane was in Odile Sunday afternoon, and measured top surface winds of 125 mph, with a surface pressure of 922 mb. This pressure puts Odile in pretty select company--only...

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Updated: 11:01 PM GMT on September 14, 2014

Dangerous Category 4 Odile Threatens Baja; Edouard Becomes a Hurricane

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 3:58 PM GMT on September 14, 2014

Hurricane Warnings are flying for Mexico's Baja Peninsula as dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Odile approaches. Odile put on an impressive burst of rapid intensification Saturday night, going from a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds to a Category 4 storm with 135 mph winds in just 24 hours. Satellite loops show that Odile has likely topped out in strength, but the storm has a large area of very intense eyewall thunderstorms and a prominent eye. Odile's heavy rain...

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Updated: 6:56 PM GMT on September 14, 2014

Gulf of Mexico Disturbance 92L Disorganized; Baja Watching Hurricane Odile

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 3:34 PM GMT on September 13, 2014

A small area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico a few hundred miles west of South Florida (Invest 92L) is bringing heavy rains to the waters of the Florida Straits, but satellite loops show that this activity is poorly organized. Strong upper level winds out of the north are creating a moderately high 15 - 20 knots of wind shear, and the atmosphere is fairly dry to the north, interfering with development. Ocean temperatures are a very warm 30°C (86°F) over the ...

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Updated: 5:55 PM GMT on September 13, 2014

92L Bringing Heavy Rains to Florida; Edouard Forms in Central Atlantic

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 2:27 PM GMT on September 12, 2014

A small area of low pressure over South Florida (Invest 92L) is bringing heavy rains to South Florida and the waters of the Florida Straits, but Miami radar and satellite loops show that this activity is less organized than on Thursday. Strong upper level winds out of the north-northeast are creating a high 20 - 25 knots of wind shear, and the atmosphere is moderately dry to the north, interfering with development. While the circulation center of 92L is over land, d...

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Updated: 7:45 PM GMT on September 12, 2014

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