Category Archives: Ocean Storms

Ocean Storms

Hurricane Maria update: 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC) Sun Sep 24 2017

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has reduced the max winds of Maria to 90 knots (105 mph) which is a Cat 2 storm, based on the latest information from the NOAA and Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft. The minimum pressure … Continue reading

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Hurricane Maria Update

Hurricane Maria at 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC) Thu Sep 21 2017 Maria has a large 40 nm wide eye and max winds of about 100 knots (115mph). Hurricane force winds extent outward 40-50 NM while 50 knot (58mph) or … Continue reading

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Cat 5 Hurricane Maria bears done on Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria at 5 PM EDT (2100 UTC) has continued to strengthen with max winds now at 145 knots (165 mph) and with a central pressure of 916 mb.  Maria was moving towards the west-northwest (300 degrees) at 9 knots … Continue reading

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New Hurricane threat for Leeward and Virgin Islands

A developing tropical disturbance over the central tropical North Atlantic is forecast to become a tropical depression or a tropical storm today so tropical storm watches have been issued for portions of the Leeward Islands. Max winds are currently estimated to … Continue reading

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TS Jose Thursday Update

Tropical Storm Jose as of 2100 UTC (5PM EDT) on Sept. 14th was moving towards the west-northwest at 7 knots over the western North Atlantic with a max wind of about 60 knots. Jose is moving over an area that … Continue reading

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Hurricane Jose to do clockwise loop over Atlantic

September 13, 2017 – As of 11 am EDT (1500 UTC), Hurricane Jose is being affected by strong wind northwesterly shear and the current max wind is estimated at 65 knots. Jose has been moving slowly southeastward, however, most models show … Continue reading

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Typhoon Tali to intensify over Western North Pacific

Typhoon Tali was located at 2100UTC 12 September, 2017 about 171NM S-SW of Kadena AB on Okinawa and was moving northwest at 12 knots with max winds of 70 knots.  Hurricane force winds extend outward about 30 NM to the … Continue reading

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Major Hurricane Irma Update 07 Sept. 0300UTC

Major Hurricane Irma at 0300UTC Sept 7th (11PM EDT Sept. 6th) was centered near 19.4N  66.8W  and was moving towards the west-northwest at 14 knots (16mph) with a minimum central pressure of 916 MB and max sustained winds of 160 … Continue reading

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Tuesday 11pm EDT Hurricane Irma Update

Tuesday 11pm EDT Hurricane Irma Update Major Hurricane Irma located near 17.4N/61.1W was moving towards the west-northwest at 13 knots (15 mph) with a min pressure of 916 MB and max winds to 160 knots (185 mph) and possible gusts … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irma Monday update

Major Hurricane Irma, currently with max winds to 105 knots (120 mph) and a minimum pressure of 944 mb continues to move west-southwestward at about 11 knots. Hurricane force winds extend outward 20-30 NM while gales extend outward 60 NM … Continue reading

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