A college student from NW FL, my primary interest is in tropical and severe weather. I began lurking on Wunderground in 2008.
By: opal92nwf, 5:19 PM GMT on June 20, 2014
Some great home video of Hurricane Andrew has been surfacing recently on Youtube, including rare footage in the eyewall. Hopefully, this will motivate us all to make sure we know what to do to protect ourselves and our property if we are faced with a hurricane this year. All credit to Patrick McKart; thanks for uploading this!
Updated: 4:34 AM GMT on June 28, 2014
By: opal92nwf, 7:46 PM GMT on April 06, 2014
This line of severe thunderstorms caused extensive wind damage in the FL Panhandle, especially near Ft. Walton Beach where a wind gust of 80mph was measured. A little farther to the northeast of there at my location (about 12 miles, but still hit solidly with severe warned line) it was not as bad, but still impressive; I estimate the max gusts I saw here were around 65mph.
About halfway through the storm the winds shifted from coming from the west t...
By: opal92nwf, 9:56 PM GMT on March 08, 2014
Here we go!
Made by myself.
By: opal92nwf, 5:51 PM GMT on September 01, 2013
Now that we are getting into the peak of the hurricane season, it is a good time to see what the Gulf is doing with all the different eddies and temps. As I looked at the temperatures in the Gulf I observed that if we happen to get a Gulf storm at some time, it will have to work around this huge cold eddy in the Eastern Gulf.
However, I dare say that at least a category 3 is possible for anyone on the gulf coast. The reason I say this is because of the g...
Updated: 9:05 PM GMT on September 01, 2013
By: opal92nwf, 3:59 PM GMT on August 23, 2013
(this blog post started out as a comment, but was becoming too long so I decided to put it here!)
We all remember the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season for it's big Cape Verde hurricanes that eventually hit Florida. Thinking back on that season, you might say that 2004 was a year just for west tracking hurricanes. But what most people don't remember is that 2004 had some fish storms comparable with a seemingly harmless storm such as Hurricane Isidore in Late...
Updated: 4:00 PM GMT on August 23, 2013