This is the official blog for Bryan Norcross, Hurricane Specialist at The Weather Channel.
By: Bryan Norcross, 1:12 PM GMT on October 06, 2016
Hurricane Matthew restrengthened overnight and is on its way to its encounter with Florida beginning this afternoon as a Category 4 or 5 hurricane. There are no significant changes in the forecast or the models. The time for discussion for Central and South Florida is over. Now it is all about taking the right actions and making the right moves.
Conditions will deteriorate first in South Florida this afternoon then move up the coast through the day and...
By: Bryan Norcross, 12:44 PM GMT on September 16, 2016
Can we all agree that mixed messages are bad? And they are especially bad when we want people to act on the messages and make good decisions in the face of a potential extreme weather event? As long as I can remember, it has been conventional emergency-communications wisdom that confusion impedes comprehension and delays action.
Last week I opined that the word “post” in Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine was detrimental to clarity (not to mention “c...
Updated: 1:43 PM GMT on September 16, 2016
By: Bryan Norcross, 11:50 AM GMT on September 09, 2016
Is it me, or has something gone wrong with hurricanes? The storms that come along these days are giant air donuts with the peak wind a relative million miles from the center. The only reason we care about the center is because of the wind direction. Where are eyewalls of yore?
Not that I’m complaining, of course. The whole U.S. coastline is like a house of cards a mile high. A mega disaster on top of a mega disaster waiting to happen. The number 2...
Updated: 2:06 PM GMT on September 09, 2016
By: Bryan Norcross, 6:38 PM GMT on September 05, 2016
Winds are picking up on the eastern end of Long Island, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard. Hermine is finally moving north and is leaning back toward the west, meaning the wind will continue to increase and rain will spread toward Long Island and southeastern New England. And the gusty squally weather is going to be around through Wednesday… at least.
The idea that Hermine would drift and loop and agitate the water for a number of days has been in th...
By: Bryan Norcross, 4:30 PM GMT on September 03, 2016
We’re going to have a communications kerfuffle about what to call Hermine and how to talk about the threats. And the serious threat of a dangerous coastal storm from coastal Maryland through the Jersey Shore, New York City, Long Island, into New England continues.
The latest forecast calls for 3 to 5 feet of storm surge above normally dry ground with waves on top of that from the Delmarva up through the Jersey Shore, and maybe a foot or two less on the...
Updated: 6:39 PM GMT on September 03, 2016