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Tropical Storm Erika cruised west through the northern Caribbean on Friday, failing to make a long-predicted northwestward turn toward the Bahamas. Erika is now predicted to move into the far eastern Gulf of Mexico as a weak tropical storm or depression. Meanwhile, Hurricane Ignacio continues on a course that may take it just north of Hawaii, and powerful Hurricane Jimena is aiming for Category 5 strength in the Northeast Pacific.
Although much media attention weather-wise (at least recently) for Hawaii has been about tropical storms (Kilo’s possible impact on the Hawaiian Isles and more in the pipeline) an even more interesting story has been the exceptional rainfall that has drenched the islands in recent days and the on-going record hot summer. Despite a record warm July, accumulating snow managed to dust the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island. Here are some details about the above events.
Tropical Storm ERIKA Near Hispaniola May Impact Florida / IGNANCIO Threat to Hilo
Tropical Storm Erika is heading toward the giant mountains of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Disorganized systems sometimes die interacting with that terrain, but we can't be sure. So Florida remains on alert for an impactful system, but the odds of a strengthening hurricane hitting the state are diminished.
This blog takes a closer look at the record-setting Northwest Pacific TC 2015 season to date.
Did you catch the images of the commercial airliner damaged by hail in Colorado last week or so? Passengers were alarmed and fearful based on accounts that I read. Many meteorologists and citizens we...
Washington, DC - The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and Portlight Strategies (Portlight), national disability stakeholder organizations, today issued the following statement commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina:
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