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Our New Name: Category 6™

By: Jeff Masters and Bob Henson 10:55 PM GMT on October 13, 2016

Jeff Masters’ WunderBlog is no more. After much deliberation among ourselves and WU colleagues, as well as some jumping through logistical hoops, we are delighted to announce that we are now the Category 6 blog! From its beginning in 2005, our blog’s top mission has been covering tropical weather. We concluded that the Category 6 name (which was suggested by Jeff) harks back to those tropical roots. More broadly, the name alludes to our deep fascination with all types of weather and climate extremes, including the many important facets of our changing climate. The Category 6 blog will provide all the insight and expert analysis needed to put the extreme events of our evolving 21st-century climate into context.


We greatly enjoyed and appreciated all of the suggestions you provided during our name-the-blog invitation earlier this year. We received more than 100 suggestions, including serious nominations and a few on-the-edge possibilities. Some of our favorite names included:

Met Vets (WU member Xyrus2000)
EverWunder (WU staff member Todd Gladfelter)
Under the Rainbow with Jeff and Bob (WU member patrap)
Bob and Jeff’s Wxcellent Adventure (WU member oldnewmex)
The Storm Cellar (WU member Neapolitan)
WunderThunder (WU staff member Saeed Ezzati)
Under the Weather (WU member DCSwithunderscores and reader Jennifer Francis)
Wonders Never Cease (WU member KDDFlorida)

To find us under our new name, just look for Category 6 under “News and Blogs” in WU’s web-based pulldown menu and under “Blogs” in our app-based navigation.

Although we have a new name, we’re planning to keep the content in Category 6 mostly as you know it. You can expect the same regular, in-depth coverage of weather and climate topics, including breaking news, profiles of past weather events, and deep dives into ongoing research. Both of us will be on deck full time (and more as needed) during tropical season, with Jeff posting on a part-time basis at other times of the year. Jeff says:

“The change in blog name was past due, since Bob Henson has been doing more than half of all the posts in my blog over the past year. We also want to start bringing in more guest posts, so it made sense to have this shared blog not be named after me--thus the new “Category 6” WunderBlog is here. Mind you, with this blog name, we are not advocating that the National Hurricane Center add a new “Category 6” to the Saffir-Simpson scale. From a disaster preparedness point of view, Category 5 storms are already catastrophic--so there is little to be gained telling people there is a Category 6 storm headed their way!”

We'll be back on Friday morning with a wrap-up on Hurricane Nicole--which socked Bermuda with a direct hit at Category 3 strength on Thursday morning--and a look ahead to the potentially historic windstorm in the Pacific Northwest this weekend, which will be nourished by the remnants of Typhoon Songda. See our post from Thursday morning for more on Nicole.

This blog literally wouldn’t be the same without your many thousands of insightful comments, observations, and images. Our community of reader-contributors is what truly makes our blog stand out. Thanks as always for your loyalty and support!

Jeff Masters and Bob Henson


Figure 1. Typhoon Maysak as seen from the International Space Station at 2118Z on March 31, 2015. Image credit: NASA/Wikimedia Commons.

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Reader Comments

Thank you, guess I will go down in history for the first comment. My governor in NC is wanting to do away with the cat 1-5 system as it was misleading in the media showing a cat1 for NC, people let their guard down.
Quoting 219. win1gamegiantsplease:

240 hr 18z GFS, nearing S FL and then hooks out sharply. Hmm, where have I seen that before?



At 216 hr, I wish that was January or February, looks like fun

From previous blog

I hadn't seen the 18z runs but I noticed the blowup over land on the 12z GFS which could have been a feedback issue because the 18z now has genesis occurring over water. Regardless it seems to indicate we'll have a strong trough replace riding at some point in that time frame (still far out).
Congratulations!

May hurricanes never ever reach the same distinction, Category 6.
I guess I'll get used to it
I find it a cool name guys! Thank you for what you do.
I love the new name! I think Category 6 aligns with the broader topics covered on the blog nicely. Congrats on the formal roll out.

*from previous blog*

Also wanted to give a big thanks to Dr. Masters/Mr. Henson for including the PacNW in your posts. My husband had been blowing off the storm until I told him that there was going to be a blog post about the storm tomorrow. His response was "Wait, really? In hurricane season?" He then immediately started looking at the weather! I got a good laugh out of that.

In any case, so far today it's been rain. Steady, rain. In Seattle proper we've received just over .8 inches since midnight. The forecast is between 1-2 inches in the lowlands (Seattle included) before tomorrow morning. There has been no wind, yet. The High Wind Warning starts in 2 hours. Today's storm is a typical storm. The High Wind Watch for Saturday has also just been posted. But first for today's storm...

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
329 PM PDT THU OCT 13 2016

SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-EVERETT AND VICINITY-TACOMA AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA- LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS- BELLEVUE AND VICINITY-SEATTLE AND VICINITY-BREMERTON AND VICINITY-
329 PM PDT THU OCT 13 2016

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM PDT FRIDAY...
...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

THE HIGH WIND WARNING FOR TONIGHT REMAINS IN EFFECT AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ADDED A HIGH WIND WATCH FOR A SECOND STORM THAT WILL ARRIVE AROUND SATURDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE LATER THIS EVENING AND PEAK BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND DAYBREAK. THERE WILL BE A SECOND STORM SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS...THIS WILL BE THE FIRST WIND EVENT OF THIS MAGNITUDE ACROSS THE GREATER PUGET SOUND REGION AND SOUTHWEST INTERIOR. TREE DAMAGE IS TYPICALLY GREATER THIS EARLY IN THE SEASON. PREPARE FOR TREE DAMAGE AND SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. FALLING TREES AND LARGE LIMBS ARE AN OCCASIONAL CAUSE OF INJURY AND FATALITY DURING WESTERN WASHINGTON WINDSTORMS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS OR DAMAGING HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

Ahhh it has finally been said! Thank you Dr.Masters and Mr.Henson
From last blog:GFS has genesis occuring by next Thursday
Congrats on the new name!

Also, I'd expect a yellow x/area by sunday evening. Global models all showing development within the 5-7 day range. Things should become clearer by the end of the week and into next.
Thank you !

Sarika (WPac), emerging in broad daylight close to the Philippines and looking like it means business (JTWC link) :

Oct. 13, 2210 UTC. Screenshot : image from RAMMB-CIRA / Himawari-8.
Philippines: Tropical Storm Sarika, Warning #06 13OCT16 2100 UTC
ReliefWeb.int - 5min ago.
Great name, makes sense.

ps. Some of the suggestions are cringe :)
6 cats give this a paws up:

Thanks guys, great name!

(Just testing to see if WKC is around) ;)

Well thanks for all your hard work on the Jeff Masters blog over the years! I've learned a lot - from all of you guys!
Great new name! Thanks for always keeping your readers up to date and posted during hurricane and extreme weather events, and for also teaching us about weather, climate, and environmental interactions throughout the year. I also want to give a huge "thank you" to the knowledgeable and highly-informed regular posters who can be found at the blog at all hours of the day (and night). I love this blog!
Will the new Category 6 blog continue to roll up under Jeff Masters member handle?
Or will we have a new member called Category 6?
Thanks
Yet one more GFS run of pancreatic doom:

Great Name!
Be careful what you wish for
The old blog site might get the first Cat 6 named after it.
Masters&Henson
I appreciate what you do here.
Quoting 16. justmehouston:

Will the new Category 6 blog continue to roll up under Jeff Masters member handle?
Or will we have a new member called Category 6?
Thanks


Good question! For the foreseeable future, it'll remain under Jeff's handle (e.g., URLs will continue to have "JeffMasters" in them].
#11 the Cat on the left paused?
You are doing a great job. Keep up the good work.
24. IDTH
Do you think a category 6 will ever actually be added to the Safir Simpson scale?
Did... Did you just trademark Category 6™?
Quoting 24. IDTH:

Do you think a category 6 will ever actually be added to the Safir Simpson scale?
To be honest, I thought it just did when I saw the title, but I when I saw the whole title when I clicked, I knew it was just the new blog name, lol!
Quoting 24. IDTH:

Do you think a category 6 will ever actually be added to the Safir Simpson scale?

I believe they answered this in the bottom part of the blog - something along the lines of a category 5 already being very catastrophic.
Anyone here have an opinion on the possible western Caribbean system that could form late next week. I am interested in what you guys think in terms of possible strength and trajectory based on climatology and the atmospheric setup next week
Edgy and contemporary. I love it!

Thank you for everything you do!
Quoting 21. ycd0108:

#11 the Cat on the left paused?
It appears so ycd :)
I do like how if they ever made a scale with a Category 6 in the warmer future, they'd have to pay you! Maybe? Not sure how trademarks work.
Nice new name.
Hurricane Force Wind Warning

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
315 PM PDT THU OCT 13 2016

...LIFE-THREATENING WINDS AND SEAS THROUGH THIS EVENING AND AGAIN
ON SATURDAY...

.A STRONG FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS THIS
AFTERNOON AND PRODUCE WIDESPREAD STORM FORCE WINDS AND VERY HIGH
DANGEROUS SEAS. WINDS WILL DIMINISH TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
NIGHT...BUT SEAS WILL REMAIN VERY STEEP AND HAZARDOUS DUE TO FRESH
SWELL. AN EVEN STRONGER SYSTEM IS EXPECTED ON SATURDAY. THIS STORM
WILL ALSO PRODUCE HURRICANE FORCE WINDS MAINLY IN A CORRIDOR FROM
NEAR AND AT THE COAST FROM PORT ORFORD NORTH AROUND CAPE BLANCO
AND JUST SOUTH OF BANDON AND OUT TO 60 NM FROM SHORE. MARINERS ARE
URGED TO SEEK SHELTER OR REMAIN IN SHELTERED PORTS UNTIL THIS
SERIES OF VERY STRONG STORMS PASSES.
Okole Maluna to Cat 6. Thanks Doc & Mr. Henson!!
I see a clearcut vortex at the surface. 95 C should be declared a depression.
Quoting 28. lobdelse81:

Anyone here have an opinion on the possible western Caribbean system that could form late next week. I am interested in what you guys think in terms of possible strength and trajectory based on climatology and the atmospheric setup next week


I think with the model consistency we get a hurricane in the western Caribbean that brings lots of wind and rain and could impact the caymans, Cuba, and south Florida and maybe the Yucatán too. Wilma is a good analogue.
Quoting 24. IDTH:

Do you think a category 6 will ever actually be added to the Safir Simpson scale?


There will never be a need for it. The reason the SSHS was devised was to give the public a generalization as to what type of damage one could expect in each category. Since building codes, in general, aren't designed to withstand a maximum sustained wind speed of 157 mph or greater, there's no need for an extension of the current SSHS.
Philip Klotzbach ‏@philklotzbach 2h
12 of 17 Atlantic hurricanes making landfall in the U.S. after October 15 have done so in Florida (since 1900).

Ex-Songda coming into view at top left, moving along a frontal zone with strong jet above.

Jet streak starting to induce a wave and cyclogenesis along the frontal boundary at the base of the broader trough. This development has prompted hurricane force wind warnings for the Oregon coast with storm warnings south to Point Arena (north of San Francisco), and gale warnings south to Pigeon Point (south of SF). Heavy rain is already falling from Crescent City northward thru OR and WA, and will move south tonight and tomorrow throughout northern CA.

The wind warnings will extend beyond the first storm to the rapid intensification of ex-Songda which will follow on Saturday. I suspect the winds with this might be stronger, but we'll see.
Quoting 12. pingon:

Thanks guys, great name!

(Just testing to see if WKC is around) ;)


He must be very busy
Station 46059 (LLNR 382) - WEST CALIFORNIA - 357NM West of San Francisco, CA (Buoy)
Wind Direction (WDIR): SW ( 230 deg true )
Wind Speed (WSPD): 29.1 kts
Wind Gust (GST): 44.7 kts
Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.67 in
Air Temperature (ATMP): 67.5 F
Water Temperature (WTMP): 64.6 F
Dew Point (DEWP): 63.9 F
Wind Speed at 10 Meters (WSPD10M): 31.1 kts
Wind Speed at 10 Meters (WSPD20M): 35.0 kts
Has anybody else been having trouble getting to forecast information and radar for the last day or two? I've tried it at home on the latest Safari (with AdBlock) and Firefox (no adblock), and from work (routed through a network connection several hundred miles away, entirely different ISP) on Chrome. In all cases, the page just shows the spinning rainbow, and never does load the radar or local-forecast panels. I do have the links for "Graph", "Table" and "Descriptive", but none of them have any effect. I have no links for radar at all.

I sure do miss Classic. :-( I know Web 2.0 is the thing now, but getting Web 1.99999... is really frustrating.
43. IDTH



Hello Cat 6 Wunderblog! A nice surprise and a pleasant break from all of the unpleasantness of weather-caused havoc these past couple of weeks.

I'm watching the SW Caribbean just north of my location in Western Panama and off the coast of Costa Rica. The GFS-based Nullschool Windmap projections show developing patterns that might cause heavy precip in our area over the next couple of weeks. It appears that the pattern diverts the normal easterly trade winds into developing cyclones and then northward as hurricanes develop and move north towards Cuba or the GOM. SST's in the SW Caribbean are currently in the 28-30°C range.

October is normally our wettest month. It is also the time of the year when long-lived, huge - and deadly - Cat 5 Hurricane Mitch punished the Western Caribbean region from 10/22 to 11/9 in 1998. This was long before I moved here in 2012, but the records show that it caused torrential rains in Central America from Panama north, and hit Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua the hardest, dropping up to 75" of rain in just a few days. Up to 11,000 people died, 11,00 were missing, and 2.7 million left home less. Fortunately, there were only two fatalities from Mitch in Panama.
I thought this was interesting...

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Location: 50.930N 136.1W
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 UTC
Winds: S (190°) at 5.8 kt gusting to 7.8 kt
Significant Wave Height: 16.1 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 15 sec
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.12 in and falling

Air Temperature: 56.3 F
Water Temperature: 57.9 F
Thanks for many years of Wunderblog and congratulations with your new name.

44. Xulonn
12:50 AM GMT on October 14, 2016


We are moving into a dangerous time of year for the Western Caribbean...I have been checking all the usual tells for development..It looks like conditions will not just be favorable, but ideal...Someone mentioned dry air...its leaving fast...

At first I wasn't into the new name, but upon further consideration . . . I think Category 6 is intriguing and it captures the most important use case for the site - hurricanes and severe weather. Just look at how many people use the site during times of hurricane strikes, and the site and its members provide potentially life saving info and guidance. Also, because of the increasingly extreme weather events we are seeing due to Global Warming, Category 6 is quite fitting and a clever play on words for the new climate regime we're entering into. Besides I think the Docs really like talking about records and record breaking ; )
Congrats to the Doc and Mr. Henson on the new and ominous sounding moniker......I thought the only Cat-6 I would ever see was the multi-vorted supercane from the Day After Tomorrow...Got showed agin...:)
Quoting 24. IDTH:

Do you think a category 6 will ever actually be added to the Safir Simpson scale?


If you use the current saffir simpson scale 25mph wind gapping between 4 and 5 there have been a couple that would qualify for a Cat 6 designation at 180+ (Wilma, Patricia) maybe more but mind escapes.
hey guys I'm here

and Congrats Dr. M
Quoting 40. hydrus:

He must be very busy


very funny : |
Patricia would actually qualify for a Cat 7 at 215mph peak.
As long as there's weather to be talked about and experts to give their analysis, I'll be here no matter what the name.

Congrats on the milestone
Quoting 52. wunderkidcayman:

hey guys I'm here

and Congrats Dr. M

So what are your thoughts on this SW Carribean stuff... lol
Love the name Doc and Bob!
That is just scary. Talk about complete devastation with a landfalling 215mph storm. The gusts would be unimaginable. That's pavement peeling winds right there.
Quoting 54. ProgressivePulse:

Patricia would actually qualify for a Cat 7 at 215mph peak.
At that point what's a few Cats between friends.
Quoting 53. wunderkidcayman:



very funny : |
..Not really...The models have been picking up on a large and intense system down there for days...Although I could have without a doubt put a lot more humor into that post if the dangerous aspect of it was not real.
Quoting 48. hydrus:

44. Xulonn
12:50 AM GMT on October 14, 2016


We are moving into a dangerous time of year for the Western Caribbean...I have been checking all the usual tells for development..It looks like conditions will not just be favorable, but ideal...Someone mentioned dry air...its leaving fast...



I feel like 2016 could be one of those years with a November major in the Caribbean. With record ocean heat content, reduced shear from the past few seasons, and robust tropical waves, I feel like we could see some late-season development down there, especially in the western Caribbean. La Nina years, like 2016 (although not officially) tend to have most of their ACE in the back half of the season - and 2016 has been no different, with slightly below average activity in the first half and nearly hyperactive activity in the second half. The past few seasons have had a very hostile Caribbean, but I don't feel like 2016 is the same way (because of Earl and Matthew). I would not rule out another major hurricane before season's end.
Quoting 56. nygiants:


So what are your thoughts on this SW Carribean stuff... lol


ok do you actually want an answer or are you just mocking me

I'll give you the answer depending on your answer

Quoting 60. hydrus:

..Not really...The models have been picking up on a large and intense system down there for days...Although I could have without a doubt put a lot more humor into that post if the dangerous aspect of it was not real.


And why I still have my 2nd level shutters up. October is a big month for FL if they have the ability to form.
Quoting 62. wunderkidcayman:



ok do you actually want an answer or are you just mocking me

I'll give you the answer depending on your answer



Why would I mock you lol...I really want to know. I like hearing what you have to say about this stuff
Quoting 60. hydrus:

..Not really...The models have been picking up on a large and intense system down there for days...Although I could have without a doubt put a lot more humor into that post if the dangerous aspect of it was not real.


yes I have seen this and its a real possibility as it is climo. correct

we will have to wait and see
Quoting 61. HurricaneFan:


I feel like 2016 could be one of those years with a November major in the Caribbean. With record ocean heat content, reduced shear from the past few seasons, and robust tropical waves, I feel like we could see some late-season development down there, especially in the western Caribbean. La Nina years, like 2016 (although not officially) tend to have most of their ACE in the back half of the season - and 2016 has been no different, with slightly below average activity in the first half and nearly hyperactive activity in the second half. The past few seasons have had a very hostile Caribbean, but I don't feel like 2016 is the same way (because of Earl and Matthew). I would not rule out another major hurricane before season's end.
I believe at least 2 more named systems...
You can't say a season is over until November 30. A lot of people were quick to write this season off because of the struggling MDR storms of August and September (Fiona, Ian, Karl, and Lisa). Just because storms struggle in the MDR doesn't mean they will struggle everywhere else. The western Atlantic in October has been a major hurricane hotbed the past few years because of the record-warm SSTs in that region, and this will offset the unfavorable conditions in the MDR. 2005, like 2016, did not have a very active Cape Verde season, but was above average overall.
Quoting 66. hydrus:

I believe at least 2 more named systems...

Agreed I think we will see Otto and Paula before the end of the season. Maybe even Richard.
Haiti : Hurricane Matthew - Situation Report No. 9 (13 October 2016)
Reliefweb.int.
Huffington Post - Oct. 13 :
Hurricane Matthew : An Ominous Glimpse Of The Future
A View from the United Nations - Senior officials speak on global issues.
"October 13 is the International Day for Disaster Reduction - a time to reflect on the ways in which we can reduce the impact of disasters on people around the world."

The oceans are heating up more rapidly than we thought. Why that matters.
The Christian Science Monitor - January 2016.
Surging Seas Spell Trouble for Coastal Wildlife and Nature-Loving Humans
Floodlist.com - August 30.
Piers Sellers : Space, Climate Change, and the Real Meaning of Theory *
The New Yorker - August 17.
As a metaphor, Category 6 will do.
I would replace the Saffir-Simpson system with a categorizing scheme, where the category "widths" are in relation to the kinetic energy of sustained winds.
1) Take the wind speed in meters per second
2) Multiply it by itself
3) The category number is the number of full thousands

So:
Cat 1: 71-100 mph
Cat 2: 101-122 mph
Cat 3: 123-141 mph
Cat 4: 142-158 mph
Cat 5: 159-173 mph
Cat 6: 174-187 mph
Cat 7: 188-200 mph
Cat 8: 201-212 mph
Cat 9: 213-223 mph
change...so important kinda like evolution :)
Quoting 64. nygiants:


Why would I mock you lol...I really want to know. I like hearing what you have to say about this stuff


ok sorry its just too many people on here love mocking me

as I said

yes I have seen this and its a real possibility as it is climo. correct

we will have to wait and see
Quoting 74. wunderkidcayman:



ok sorry its just too many people on here love mocking me

as I said

yes I have seen this and its a real possibility as it is climo. correct

we will have to wait and see

One more thing..lol. I am just really curious about this possibility thats all. But, what are chances of it affected S FL
Catagory 6 ... The most powerful Weather related blog in the world ... Good Luck with this ...
Great new name, docs!
I really think with the new name they are alluding to the unprecedented Cat 6 hurricane.(At least in record keeping times)
"Very common for storms
to form in the northwest
Caribbean Sea and affect
Florida in October." -- John Cangialosi and Robbie Berg--NHC (Nat Hurr Conference 2012)



Just an interesting stat is that the last 4 cat 5 storms (Dean,Felix,Matthew,Wilma)have formed in the Caribbean.

Quoting 27. Alex0:


I believe they answered this in the bottom part of the blog - something along the lines of a category 5 already being very catastrophic.
One could describe a category 6 as apocalyptic... One step up from catastrophic (although the memes might need to change from cats to zombies or something...)
Hmm interesting name.
I missed the boat on the name suggestions. I'd have recommended "Pumping the Ridge".
No wonder the models are backing off the Caribbean is a waste land of dry and anti climatological stuff
Just looking at the water vapor loop shows us what's going on
We are in for a strange period and I am kinda scared as to how dry it can get as nothing is going to come our way.
Quoting 84. wunderkidcayman:



That is a rare track..hmm ?
Quoting 86. 19N81W:

No wonder the models are backing off the Caribbean is a waste land of dry and anti climatological stuff
Just looking at the water vapor loop shows us what's going on
We are in for a strange period and I am kinda scared as to how dry it can get as nothing is going to come our way.


you have not been reading the blog have you? Dry air is going bye bye when the next MJO pulse comes in next week. Conditions will be very favorable for development next week
Quoting 86. 19N81W:

No wonder the models are backing off the Caribbean is a waste land of dry and anti climatological stuff
Just looking at the water vapor loop shows us what's going on
We are in for a strange period and I am kinda scared as to how dry it can get as nothing is going to come our way.

Dude no model is backing off right now
Nicole gets very intense in this Bermuda video from today.
Link

Quoting 85. Stoopid1:

I missed the boat on the name suggestions. I'd have recommended "Pumping the Ridge".
Now that's Pandora's box... 
GFS


EURO


CMC


NAVGEM


May as well have been Category 69
Quoting 86. 19N81W:

No wonder the models are backing off the Caribbean is a waste land of dry and anti climatological stuff
Just looking at the water vapor loop shows us what's going on
We are in for a strange period and I am kinda scared as to how dry it can get as nothing is going to come our way.

No model has been backing off yet.
Is that a hurricane coming from England?? 
Quoting 84. wunderkidcayman:



Quoting 87. nygiants:


That is a rare track..hmm ?

Otto and Paula are coming by the looks of it
The new name works for me.

To report from the PNW here in the Willamette Valley we've had moderate rain for the past 24 hours. The wind is starting to pick up this evening and it's getting blustery. This is nothing out of the ordinary for this time of year. It sounds like Saturday afternoon/evening will be when the worst of it hits. (I await in anticipation of being able to send you breathless reports from Salem. :) I've looked at a number of NWS forecasts from around the region and it doesn't look like we'll get enough rain to get much more than normal fall/winter low level flooding from this. It's going to be blustery but the gusts inland are mostly topping off at 40 mph. On the coast wind is forecast to increase to 45-55 mph on Saturday afternoon with gusts up to 70 mph. At Mount Hebo, where the highest wind speeds are usually measured locally, the forecast is for wind increasing Saturday afternoon to 60-70 mph with gusts as high as 105 mph, increasing in the evening to 65-75 with gusts to 110. Mount Hebo is a bald mountain top 10-15 miles inland from the coast that sticks well above the surrounding terrain. I guess I know where I need to go if I want to experience hurricane force winds.

Added: the elevation at Mount Hebo is 2220 feet.
Hey guys I have been told!
I have been in and out and not that we look forward to anything harmful but just had a quick glimpse at the water vapor and my heart sank
Quoting 94. Weatherfan1013:


No model has been backing off yet.
Quoting 86. 19N81W:

No wonder the models are backing off the Caribbean is a waste land of dry and anti climatological stuff
Just looking at the water vapor loop shows us what's going on
We are in for a strange period and I am kinda scared as to how dry it can get as nothing is going to come our way.
I don't understand how you are saying it is dry.East End has been rainy and overcast for the past 2 weeks.
Quoting 86. 19N81W:

No wonder the models are backing off the Caribbean is a waste land of dry and anti climatological stuff
Just looking at the water vapor loop shows us what's going on
We are in for a strange period and I am kinda scared as to how dry it can get as nothing is going to come our way.


Are you aware the MJO is propagating towards that region?
Quoting 85. Stoopid1:

I missed the boat on the name suggestions. I'd have recommended "Pumping the Ridge".


I suggested "One FOOT over the rainbow."
Can someone put a gif or something when Nicole eye was making landfall over Bermuda? I didnt see when the eye was crossing the island and its weird to have a direct landfall over there. So thanks in advance.
While the blog was busy following hurricane tracks, in the Midwest we have noticed the onset of fall.
During the past weeks, someone asked whether Hurricane Matthew affected the weather in the Midwest. The answer is a resounding Yes. While Matthew was meandering through the Carribean and windward passage, our Midwest rains were coming from the East (very unusual here) and the moisture was coming here all the way from the Atlantic off the Carolinas and this Northeasterly pattern was stuck in place for days. During a hurricane, nobody has time to observe or discuss other weather patterns. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I've opened one of our solar collectors as evenings have become quite chilly. Frost warnings tonight, here in Chicagoland.

Starting to get breezy out here (zip 89406). There's a chill and a scent of dampness in the air. Not supposed to get out of the 40's for lows tonight. Still I expect to have the usual number of cats and kittens crowding my bed.
Quoting 86. 19N81W:

No wonder the models are backing off the Caribbean is a waste land of dry and anti climatological stuff
Just looking at the water vapor loop shows us what's going on
We are in for a strange period and I am kinda scared as to how dry it can get as nothing is going to come our way.


Dude no models have backed off nor is it dry hell its been sorta cloudy and rainy here in WB

And I'm looking on WV and I don't see the Caribbean as very dry much less waste land of dry at all

I do see a few spots of dry but nothing that is too out of the ordinary

Geez dude you need to lay off what ever you've been on for the past 2 years you have been on this whole its dry thing even when it's not
Nothing very epic to report here in NW Washington so far. 50° and raining 1"+ for the day but no wind yet. Perhaps there is more action to the south, likely out on the coast but so far this storm is cat 0. Just an average Oct day.
Quoting 105. wunderkidcayman:



Dude no models have backed off nor is it dry hell its been sorta cloudy and rainy here in WB

And I'm looking on WV and I don't see the Caribbean as very dry much less waste land of dry at all

I do see a few spots of dry but nothing that is too out of the ordinary

Geez dude you need to lay off what ever you've been on for the past 2 years you have been on this whole its dry thing even when it's not



Clarification: you have been on this dry thing through out this whole year so far (last year a bit reasonable due to EL Nino) 2014 you were at it and not sure if I remember correctly but didn't you say the same back 2013


Added note: I) I do admit though rainfall amount have been less than desirable but still
II) you do know that MJO is moving into towards this region right?
Quoting 105. wunderkidcayman:



Dude no models have backed off nor is it dry hell its been sorta cloudy and rainy here in WB

And I'm looking on WV and I don't see the Caribbean as very dry much less waste land of dry at all

I do see a few spots of dry but nothing that is too out of the ordinary

Geez dude you need to lay off what ever you've been on for the past 2 years you have been on this whole its dry thing even when it's not


Dry air around you

Congrats on the new name, gentlemen and ladies. I love it ...
Quoting 108. CaribBoy:



Dry air around you




Yeah there is a little bit around my area but certainly not as much as around Yucatan/Cozumel area
Overall more than 75-85% of the Caribbean is wet/moist
111. flsky
New name has a profound ring to it. Good choice.
Quoting 80. wunderkidcayman:

"Very common for storms
to form in the northwest
Caribbean Sea and affect
Florida in October." -- John Cangialosi and Robbie Berg--NHC (Nat Hurr Conference 2012)






That one is better (Nicole, Gonzalo...) :

Quoting 111. flsky:

New name has a profound ring to it. Good choice.


Well the Doc did bring up that question that became famous via TWC then other people and companies
will you fools stay off, cant you see models havnt backed off conditions will be good. stay off plz..
Quoting 112. CaribBoy:



That one is better (Nicole, Gonzalo...) :




Funny enough I had brought up a more updated image that also came from The Weather Channel and it doesn't really show that any more but for some reason it's not a file that is recognised by WU pic button coding I will try to find a way to post it give me a min
114 that tone was a bit uncalled for even though your statement is valid
Quoting 112. CaribBoy:



That one is better (Nicole, Gonzalo...) :




Ok here is the more updated one from the same company who created that same map

Yep. The one mulberry branch that rubs against my wall, making a groaning sound as it does (not a structural risk) is now moaning all to heck. And yes, wind sounds. I figure in the teens/20mph sort of gusts.
Just looking at pictures of the flooding in NC, horrible! Still more to come over the weekend with some rivers yet to reach peak crest. Matthew looks like it'll be one of the costliest disasters for NC. Could easily exceed $10 billion in damage. Hopefully there won't be anymore significant rain for a while to allow the rivers to drain and soil to dry out some...
From NWS Portland
I think it's an okay name change, not seen any I'd seriously have preferred (though some for fun LOL). I can't help but think it's going to be the start of a slow back exit for the Doc though. At some point he'll be like the guest blogger. And nothing wrong with that, he flew with the HH, helped build the site and has hopefully made a decent nest out of its' sale and can work a little less and enjoy a little more. And like someone said earlier, I'll still come and enjoy the blogs no matter who's at the forefront of the posts and have really enjoyed Mr Hensons' contributions as much as the Doc. But, would still be sad if the Doc is making a slow exit. Been coming a long time, and even the name change does make me a little sad in that regard!
Quoting 121. mitthbevnuruodo:

I think it's an okay name change, not seen any I'd seriously have preferred (though some for fun LOL). I can't help but think it's going to be the start of a slow back exit for the Doc though. At some point he'll be like the guest blogger. And nothing wrong with that, he flew with the HH, helped build the site and has hopefully made a decent nest out of its' sale and can work a little less and enjoy a little more. And like someone said earlier, I'll still come and enjoy the blogs no matter who's at the forefront of the posts and have really enjoyed Mr Hensons' contributions as much as the Doc. But, would still be sad if the Doc is making a slow exit. Been coming a long time, and even the name change does make me a little sad in that regard!

I feel the same. Bob Henson is a real good blogger, though. Looking forward to reading more from him, as well as guest bloggers!
124. vis0
 
CREDIT:: NOAA, NASA
sub-CREDIT:: post download image editing by "vis0". (except for the ketchup stain that's on yer screen)
NOTEs:: At times there will be a circle around Bermuda or dashed lines join where Bermuda is located.
- If you see just 1 dashed line i'm not sure if the line is pointing exactly to Bermuda.  Frames that identify Bermuda on this map are slowed down by 12 times versus the VIDS main

speed (more at Archives comment) ArtLic comment:: check out Nicole from frame ID# 450 till 550, was Nicole washing her hair (shear strewn high tops) then went under the ocean to rise 2 or 4 times)

https://archive.org/details/2016HurricaneNICOLEIR SATPOV


Yikes 103mph wind report from Oceanside OR! Kori I think maybe you should hop a flight to Portland and head to the coast, that's where the action is.
Not much wind, but a long day of rain in the mid-valley here in Oregon. Some big wind (60-100 MPH!) and high seas on the coast. Saturday is still looking wicked: with the ground now nicely saturated, there's going to be a lot of trees down if the wind forecasts hold out.
128. vis0
Why "names" in TAB title (not pg title)?
 
oops glasses (on me) would've solved that issue. -corrected myself @0611UTC-
129. vis0

Quoting 102. allancalderini:

Can someone put a gif or something when Nicole eye was making landfall over Bermuda? I didnt see when the eye was crossing the island and its weird to have a direct landfall over there. So thanks in advance.
not a gif, but mp4 here [https://archive.org/details/2016HurricaneNICOLEIR SATPOV]
Quoting 47. Grothar:



I KNEW IT , I Knew it would be heading over there, n you thought I was just kidding you from last blog.
Quoting 102. allancalderini:

Can someone put a gif or something when Nicole eye was making landfall over Bermuda? I didnt see when the eye was crossing the island and its weird to have a direct landfall over there. So thanks in advance.

Here you go. Both courtesy/credit: Brian McNoldy, Univ. of Miami, Rosenstiel School.


Bermuda short-range (12Oct 1600Z - 13Oct 1600Z) GIF



Bermuda zoom (13Oct 0900Z - 13Oct 1600Z) GIF
For want of the FB symbol: <3 .

Totally a C2.
Good morning. Congrats to the new name; I really like it. May the blog stand firm!

Slow-motion wrecks: how thawing permafrost is destroying Arctic cities
Cracking and collapsing homes are a growing problem in cities such as Norilsk in northern Russia. As climate change accelerates the problem, what can be done to maintain the resource-rich hubs the country relies on?
The Guardian, Alec Luhn in Norilsk, Friday 14 October 2016 07.30 BST
... Cracking and collapsing structures are a growing problem in cities like Norilsk – a nickel-producing centre of 177,000 people located 180 miles above the Arctic Circle – as climate change thaws the perennially frozen soil and increases precipitation. Valery Tereshkov, deputy head of the emergencies ministry in the Krasnoyarsk region, wrote in an article this year that almost 60% of all buildings in Norilsk have been deformed as a result of climate change shrinking the permafrost zone. Local engineers said more than 100 residential buildings, or one-tenth of the housing fund, have been vacated here due to damage from thawing permafrost. ...
The problem also threatens Alaska, Canada and other northern territories, but only Russia has cities so far north. ...

More see link above.

Little sideglance to the current wild weather in the northwestern Mediterranean.


Source.

Southern France on alert as rough sea storms continue
The Local, Published: 14 Oct 2016 09:27 GMT 02:00

One dead as violent storms hit northeastern Spain
The Local, Published: 13 Oct 2016 15:28 GMT 02:00



Interesting current discussion about the "very dangerous setup" for the western central Mediterranean by Estofex.
6z GFS with two Cat 5's at 114 hours?



Sarika (aka Karen). Oh boy :-(
greatnew name - look forward to 'Cat 6'
I missed the name-change suggestion as well, tho I don't think I could have come up with any good suggestion.

What I did see, for the first time, is the first frost warning of the season. I could do without seeing that. :(
Fifteen people injured, including two very seriously by a small tornado (circus tent fell on them during a show) in Ajaccio, Corsica Island (France) this morning... Video from meteo-villes showing the scene from afar.
Storm footage on Twitter from the Mediterranean Sea (Corsica Island), probably shot yesterday.
Apparently there were several incoming flights waiting for clearance to land in Nice airport this morning, delays caused by bad weather. Infos via keraunos on twitter.
Gusts at 150km/h recorded yesterday in the French Alps close to high mountain tops, even 170 km/h (105 mph) at "Aiguille du Midi" there, and up to 100 km/h by the Fr. Mediterranean coast (where you can see the highest waves, see .136) according to meteo-villes on twitter. Corsica Island has recorded gusts at 150 km/h in several locations on the western side of the island (see keraunos).
folks check CMC model in about 6-7 days...........................................
Quoting 125. plantmoretrees:

Yikes 103mph wind report from Oceanside OR! Kori I think maybe you should hop a flight to Portland and head to the coast, that's where the action is.


This trough does look pretty impressive. Nice cyclonic curvature fueling intensification. I'd totally be there if I could.
Quoting 135. barbamz:

Good morning. Congrats to the new name; I really like it. May the blog stand firm!

Good morning. I really appreciate all you do in here. Your informative posts really contribute to the success of this blog! Early morning coffee is much more enjoyable when reading your entries! Kudos.
New name gets a like from me... well done :)

The Pacific Northwest is where the action will be for the next few days. One large storm system impacting that area now, and the remnants of Songda will become involved and up the ante by late tomorrow.

Quoting 143. LargoFl:

folks check CMC model in about 6-7 days...........................................


Thankfully it's the CMC model...low confidence.
Quoting 98. 19N81W:

Hey guys I have been told!
I have been in and out and not that we look forward to anything harmful but just had a quick glimpse at the water vapor and my heart sank


I hope you feel better soon.
I wonder how long before CBS or whoever owns the rights to this TV Movie comes knocking about the name
Category 6: Day of Destruction
Quoting 150. 1Zach1:

I wonder how long before CBS or whoever owns the rights to this TV Movie comes knocking about the name
Category 6: Day of Destruction


Never, thats not how naming rights work.
"Bernews.com" has the latest pics and vids from yesterday's lashing from Nicole

Link
153. beell
Potential for a blob alert over Florida taking shape this weekend in the models. Appears a disturbance rooted in a mid-upper level shortwave currently located over the southern plains will produce a trough split and a closed mid-level low over the area.

After the trough split, ridging builds back in and the disturbance drifts to the west along the underside of the ridge. This occurs within a background synoptic of large-scale falling pressures across the Caribbean.

An issue with moisture over the eastern gulf this weekend-but some slow improvement shown for the beginning of the work week.

Sneaky.
154. beell

10/14 06Z GFS 500 mb height anomaly @ 90 hrs.
Quoting 153. beell:

Potential for a blob alert over Florida taking shape this weekend in the models. Appears a disturbance rooted in a mid-upper level shortwave currently located over the southern plains will produce a trough split and a closed mid-level low over the area.

After the trough split, ridging builds back in and the disturbance drifts to the west along the underside of the ridge. This occurs within a background synoptic of large-scale falling pressures across the Caribbean.

An issue with moisture over the eastern gulf this weekend-but some slow improvement shown for the beginning of the work week.

Sneaky.


GFS sends it to the southeastern tip of Louisiana first, fwiw. Climo on the Euro's side, though. Appears to be a surface reflection induced at least partially by a mid- to upper-level trough forecast to move westward across the southeast Gulf of Mexico in a few days.
Quoting 99. stormwatcherCI:

I don't understand how you are saying it is dry.East End has been rainy and overcast for the past 2 weeks.
He is trolling you, add him to your special list.
157. beell

10/14 06Z GFS 850 mb heights, winds, vorticity @ 90 hrs

Quoting 135. barbamz:

Good morning. Congrats to the new name; I really like it. May the blog stand firm!

Slow-motion wrecks: how thawing permafrost is destroying Arctic cities
Cracking and collapsing homes are a growing problem in cities such as Norilsk in northern Russia. As climate change accelerates the problem, what can be done to maintain the resource-rich hubs the country relies on?
The Guardian, Alec Luhn in Norilsk, Friday 14 October 2016 07.30 BST
... Cracking and collapsing structures are a growing problem in cities like Norilsk – a nickel-producing centre of 177,000 people located 180 miles above the Arctic Circle – as climate change thaws the perennially frozen soil and increases precipitation. Valery Tereshkov, deputy head of the emergencies ministry in the Krasnoyarsk region, wrote in an article this year that almost 60% of all buildings in Norilsk have been deformed as a result of climate change shrinking the permafrost zone. Local engineers said more than 100 residential buildings, or one-tenth of the housing fund, have been vacated here due to damage from thawing permafrost. ...
The problem also threatens Alaska, Canada and other northern territories, but only Russia has cities so far north. ...

More see link above.


Enough, and bye, bye.
159. beell
Quoting 155. KoritheMan:



GFS sends it to the southeastern tip of Louisiana first, fwiw. Climo on the Euro's side, though. Appears to be a surface reflection induced at least partially by a mid- to upper-level forecast to move westward across the southeast Gulf of Mexico.


As mentioned in a previous post (153), I believe it starts here, Kori. Initially, non-tropical.
An eastward moving mid-upper shortwave trough that "splits" and leaves a closed low.





Quoting 159. beell:



As mentioned in a previous post (153), I believe it starts here, Kori. Initially, non-tropical.








Right, and likely amplified by the tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea. Might see some subtropical development out of it, and definitely a lot of very heavy rain north and east of the center, particularly where the next cold front sets up and enhances it even further.
Quoting 11. BaltimoreBrian:

6 cats give this a paws up:




Looks more like five cats are paws up, one paws down
162. beell
A firehose pointed at east-central, northeast FL.



Quoting 161. Xandtar:



Looks more like five cats are paws up, one paws down
Third cat from right dissented from the majority opinion! :-)
Woot! Wind in Fallon's startin' to kick in. Sounds like the first storm's here.
Quoting 163. pingon:

Third cat from right dissented from the majority opinion! :-)


That's Cat 6. Nothing but trouble.
Quoting 139. barbamz:



Sarika (aka Karen). Oh boy :-(


Never mind that, though. Look at all the DEEP CONVECTION!!!!!!
Quoting 130. lat25five:


I KNEW IT , I Knew it would be heading over there, n you thought I was just kidding you from last blog.



I haven't officially Windwardized it yet. But, it is also not unusual to see a good nor'easter form when this type of setup is taking place.
Quoting 11. BaltimoreBrian:

6 cats give this a paws up:




Quoting 148. rmbjoe1954:



Thankfully it's the CMC model...low confidence.


Yes, the the CMC spins up farts into Cat3 storms all the time. It can be Ok to pick up on potential genesis, but over does absolutely everything. I think we do end up with a low around FL next week, but it may be non tropical north of latitude 23..... and shear could be high north of that lat as well.
great blog...great name!! let's just hope we never have to go there...also not looking forward to another storm in the Bahamas in few weeks?? most folks still trying to put roofs back together...unfortunately not much ply, velt or shingles left in Nassau right now... thankfully south Florida did not get hit or we would be in dire straights for sure!!
Cool. One of the names I suggested was actually considered. But really, that was more of a "enter as often as you like" contest. I must have submitted 40 different names. :D

Cat 6 works for me.
Quoting 144. KoritheMan:



This trough does look pretty impressive. Nice cyclonic curvature fueling intensification. I'd totally be there if I could.


You're welcome to crash here. Although honestly, Seattle is pretty well protected from any serious action thanks to the Olympic Mountains. The coast, possibly Cape Flattery is where you'll want to be Saturday... and that's at least 3 hours away if the ferries are still running...
Washington Storm Looks like it's going to be Seriously Intense for Washington.. 40ft waves!

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/weather/ here-are-the-odds-saturdays-storm-makes-history-in -western-washington/

The storm is forecast to hit the area Saturday night. On Thursday morning, National Weather Service meteorologist Danny Mercer said the storm had a one-in-three chance of becoming one of the five worst storms in Western Washington history.

“It’s a good chance it will be the strongest windstorm since the Hanukah Eve storm in 2006, when a lot of people were without power for several days because the damage was so widespread,” National Weather Service meteorologist Doug McDonnal said Friday morning. “Some people were out of power for a week.”

The worst case scenario for Saturday calls for a low-pressure system, formed from the remnants of typhoon Songda, to flow over the north tip of the Olympic peninsula and into the Puget Sound region. One to two inches of rain would fall. Sustained winds would be about 40 mph. Gusts could top 70 mph. On the coast, seas could reach 40 feet.
Good Morning WU,

I only have a few moments for a morning check in before work. Essentially, little to report so far. I slept soundly through the night. Apparently there was thunder, but I didn't hear it from the shower. Power is fine. There are some small branches down in the backyard, but that's about it. The High Wind Warning for last night has expired. We are currently under a High Wind Advisory for today's weaker system.

Now we look to Saturday. The High Wind Watch was put up yesterday and remains in effect. Dr. Cliff Mass has a great blog that will continue to cover the storms. Thankfully, the past few weeks have been reasonably dry. As such, according to the USGS, the antecedent conditions for landslides have not yet been met. (Basically, when the rainfall amount in a specific time limit crosses the threshold line landslides become a more significant concern). However, some areas are beginning to approach landslide thresholds. Landslides will become a greater concern as more rain falls this weekend. Minor river flooding is on going on the more flood prone rivers but is not significant. This may change into next week.

Keep in mind this is what Seattle is dealing with after a typical winter storm last night. Seattle is an inland city protected by mountains. To all the folks on the coasts of WA, OR and CA, as well as our Cascadian friends in PDX and BC, please take care! Saturday's storm is looking pretty bad...

Also, my thoughts are with those in Bermuda, Haiti, NC and all the other places impacted by weather recently... it's sure been a busy few weeks...

Now off to work! Today's preschool music lesson has been changed to storms. My music bag includes: a thundertube, wind chimes, and boomwackers. We're going to make our own music storm and sing every rain song I know. I love my job :)
Apparently my post did not post. Second to the chosen blog name, I like EverWunder as a good choice.
What is the purpose of the + or favs on the posts? I can see its use on the main blog topic. Please explain.
Quoting 175. Smitter:

Washington Storm Looks like it's going to be Seriously Intense for Washington.. 40ft waves!

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/weather/ here-are-the-odds-saturdays-storm-makes-history-in -western-washington/

The storm is forecast to hit the area Saturday night. On Thursday morning, National Weather Service meteorologist Danny Mercer said the storm had a one-in-three chance of becoming one of the five worst storms in Western Washington history.

“It’s a good chance it will be the strongest windstorm since the Hanukah Eve storm in 2006, when a lot of people were without power for several days because the damage was so widespread,” National Weather Service meteorologist Doug McDonnal said Friday morning. “Some people were out of power for a week.”

The worst case scenario for Saturday calls for a low-pressure system, formed from the remnants of typhoon Songda, to flow over the north tip of the Olympic peninsula and into the Puget Sound region. One to two inches of rain would fall. Sustained winds would be about 40 mph. Gusts could top 70 mph. On the coast, seas could reach 40 feet.



Up to around 24' already - I have extended family in Yakima so I'll have an eye on this one.
Earthnull HTSGW
Fun fact: 2016 is the first year in history when both the Atlantic and East Pacific basins were officially above normal by NOAA definition. Likely a result of a +PDO/La Nina pattern that enhances both basins
CMC, but still.

comment 180...
Well Yakima is in the middle of the state, past Mt Rainier, and near the Columbia River. No waves expected there! And the wind will be subdued by the mountains.
the Carolina's don't need this to verify, not with the flooding up there..CMC has 2 Lows...............
just FYI the Navy model also has the Low just off the atlantic coast and agree's with CMC
Quoting 170. 62901IL:






You forgot cat 6!

Euro takes the Caribbean Low here .................................................. ............
"we are now the Category 6 blog!"

So, did I win a weather station, or not?








J/K guys - I know I didn't :(

I do like the new name, though!
Quoting 180. Lurkindanger:




Up to around 24' already - I have extended family in Yakima so I'll have an eye on this one.

Yakima is Apple Country and this is the beginning of Apple Season... I wonder if the Washington Apple Crop is going to be affected...
Quoting 177. Seattleite:

To all the folks on the coasts of WA, OR and CA, as well as our Cascadian friends in PDX and BC, please take care! Saturday's storm is looking pretty bad...



We're in south PDX (Portland, OR) - past the Hill, so I can't speak for Metro proper. However, we have been getting 30 mph gusts throughout the night. To give an idea how rare that is, I'd forgotten I had a wind chime on my porch; woke wondering what had broken. They've cancelled the Great Pumpkin Regatta for tomorrow (carved out 1000 lb pumpkins paddled across a pond). I guess the local mets are expecting really bad conditions.

I've been debating setting up a PWS for a while, as there is one online in my neighborhood, about 1/2 mile north. However, I'm about 30' higher elevation, on a ridge. So possibly getting more wind. Any suggestions for an unobtrusive PWS? My clearest/highest spot is actually at the street, as my house sits on a slope. (Please no landslides...)

Quoting 197. Smitter:



A lot of apple treas have been replaced with cherry trees, too. BTW
Quoting 199. ChiThom:



A lot of apple treas have been replaced with cherry trees, too. BTW
That's right! After California season finishes Washington Starts.. That is usually around July/August If i Recall... Hopefully the Trees do not take heavy Damage...
Quoting 198. weavingwalker:

They've cancelled the Great Pumpkin Regatta for tomorrow (carved out 1000 lb pumpkins paddled across a pond). I guess the local mets are expecting really bad conditions.
Good thinking. I know Portland likes to "keep things weird", but global headlines might be *too* weird:

Quoting 192. Xyrus2000:



You forgot cat 6!


LMAO..2 points for sure
Quoting 178. wxsample:

Apparently my post did not post. Second to the chosen blog name, I like EverWunder as a good choice.
What is the purpose of the + or favs on the posts? I can see its use on the main blog topic. Please explain.


Link


Link
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
Thank you for the links.

Quoting 203. nrtiwlnvragn:



Link


Link
206. vis0
image not showing 6 tries, hmmm each time embed gets a "no follow" embed added. The cats are being feed fish and their facial reactions are what you see.

here the straight link too bad would have shown up just before New blog alert....
https://i.imgbox.com/gS3PUiys.gif

Thanks very much for your hard work on this outstanding blog.
One extreme weather topic you may wish to consider that hasn't drawn much attention yet is extreme air pollution events, especially those related to stagnation. I realize those events are kind of the opposite of the usual highly energetic events that you two have written about in the past, but writing about stagnation events might be an interesting change of pace.
Love the name! Great work and much appreciated.
Great name, yet can't shake the feeling though that it may be necessary to add Cat 6 to the Saffir-Simpson scale before the century is up. I am a long-time fan and occasional commenter for over a decade. I appreciate EVERYTHING this blog and Wunderground site provide and have added to the TWC programming - now my favorite channel! BIG THANKS!