Monthly Archives: October 2016

Hurricane Force Storm forecast over North Pacific

A rapidly deepening storm low is forecast over the central North Pacific during the next 36-48 hours.  By 1200 UTC 30 October the low is forecast to be 950 MB moving across the Aleutians into the Bering Sea with winds … Continue reading

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Remembering the 1921 Tampa Hurricane 

One of the most significant hurricanes to hit Tampa occurred in October of 1921. The first  recorded major hurricane to hit Tampa occurred in September of 1848. The Chief Hydrographer at the Panama Canal may have reported the first indication of a developing … Continue reading

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Hurricane Matthew Update

Hurricane Matthew at 0300 UTC (11pm EDT) was weakening with max winds now at 90 knots and was moving just east of north at 10 knots.  Hurricane force winds extend outward 35 NM west and 50 NM east while 50 knot … Continue reading

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Hurricane Matthew strengthening as it approaches Florida

Hurricane Mathew at 11am EDT 1500 UTC is once again gaining strength with max winds now at 120 knots (about 140 mph).  Environmental conditions appear favorable for additional intensification today while Matthew approaches the east coast of Florida. Currently hurricane force … Continue reading

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Hurricane Matthew moving across Bahamas then heads towards Florida

Hurricane Matthew as of 0300 UTC 6 October 2016 was moving northwestward through the Bahamas. Max winds have weakened a bit to 100 knots, however, satellite imagery indicates that the hurricane is becoming better organized and the central pressure has … Continue reading

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Hurricane Matthew over Windward Passage to head towards Bahamas and Florida

Hurricane Matthew at 2100 UTC has weakened slightly to 120 knots maximum winds due to the interaction of nearby land. Hurricane force winds extend outward 40 NM while 50 knot or higher winds extend outward 50-60 NM.  Gale force winds … Continue reading

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Super Typhoon Chaba to head towards South Korea and Japan

Super Typhoon Chaba over the western North Pacific at 1500 UTC was centered abut 69 NM west-southwest of Okinawa, Japan and was moving towards the N-NW at 9 knots. Maximum winds are estimated to be 145 knots with hurricane force … Continue reading

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Hurricane Matthew Sunday update

Hurricane Matthew has weakened slightly since Saturday due to dry air entering the circulation from South America.  Currently max winds are about 120 knots with hurricane force winds extending 30 NM to the northeast and 15 NM to the southwest.  … Continue reading

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