Hurricane Maria To Impact Puerto Rico Wednesday

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Hurricane Maria is a catastrophic Category 5 hurricane that is churning its way toward the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico,  when it is forecast to make landfall on the island likely as a Category 5 hurricane. The latest Watches & Warnings: A Hurricane Warning is in effect for: Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat S. Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Puerto … Read More

Major Hurricane Irma Eyes Florida: Track and Impacts

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Dominating weather headlines ever since its creation, Irma has already created a swath of destruction in the Lesser Antilles.  Currently a Category 5 Hurricane, with sustained winds up to 175mph, Irma shows no signs of slowing down.  This has put coastal states such as Georgia, the Carolina’s, and especially Florida into a State of Emergency. Forecast Track Irma is currently North … Read More

NOAA Issues Updated 2017 Hurricane Outlook

Brian IveyLower Mississippi Valley, Mid-Atlantic, National, Southeast, USLeave a Comment

On August 9th, NOAA issued its updated hurricane outlook for 2017.  The update highlights what is expected to be an active year in the Atlantic Basin.  NOAA issues two outlooks during the year, with the first in May, and an update in August. In the August update, forecasters from the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) increased the likelihood of an above-normal … Read More

Southeast Soaker This Week

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Radar and Satellite view this afternoon in the Southeast US showing showers and thunderstorms this afternoon across the region. This particular pattern will become the main weather feature for this week. Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms are forecast. That could result in flooding concerns for multiple locations in the southeast. The Weather Prediction Center has also indicated a risk … Read More

Flash Flood Risk for Ohio and Tennessee Valley Friday and Saturday

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While the words “midwest” and “tropical” may not seem similar, the rainfall forecast through Saturday may say otherwise.  In particular, the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys will see tropical moisture pushed into the region.  The moisture will create widespread and heavy rainfall, with the potential for flash flooding.  With forecasted dew points over 70 degrees for the region, what kind of … Read More

Florida Wildfires in Context

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Much of Florida is in severe to extreme drought with wildfires sprouting across the state. This year to date, there have been over 2,000 wildfires and over 150,000 acres burned. If you’re not a Florida native, you might find this unusual or suspect climate change as the culprit. However, wildfires are a common phenomenon. Over 5,000 wildfires occur in Florida … Read More

Active Severe Weather Pattern

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Tomorrow features a risk of severe weather essentially where Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas all come together. While an isolated tornado can not be ruled out, the main risks look to be from damaging wind and large hail. Tuesday looks to be the beginning of what could be a very active convective weather period. This would stretch from the Great … Read More

Severe Weather Outbreak possible today over the Southeast.

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The threat for severe weather takes aim over a large portion of the country this morning and afternoon. The  highest threat for severe weather today will be across the southeast. These areas will have storms beginning this morning. The big question is, will these storms destabilize the atmosphere enough to keep storms at bay this afternoon? A second line  will come through … Read More

Severe Weather Preview: South-Central Plains to Southeast

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Severe weather will continue to threaten the south-central plain states Tuesday and shift toward the southeast Wednesday.  Wind and hail will be the biggest threats Tuesday afternoon, where the severe weather is most expected.  The highest risk of tornado will be contained to southern Mississippi and southern Alabama Tuesday. Tuesday: South-Central Plains; North-central/Northeast Gulf Coast The Storm Prediction Center in … Read More