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Two Tropical Cyclones developing over the South Indian Ocean

First Tropical Cyclone Tropical Cyclone (02S) has formed over the South Indian Ocean NNW of St Denis, Reunion and is moving WSW at about 4 knots with max winds of 40 knots. This system is moving through an area of … Continue reading

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TS Nakri forms over South China Sea

Tropical Storm Nakri has formed over the South China Sea WSW of Manila, Philippines and is currently drifting southward slowly. Max winds are estimated to be 60 knots  and Nakri is forecast to strengthen and move westward reaching typhoon intensity … Continue reading

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New Tropical Cyclone forms off SW Coast of India

A new Tropical Cyclone (05A) has formed off the southwest coast of India and was moving NW at 14 knots with max winds of about 45 knots. This system is moving over warm ocean water so continued strengthening is expected, … Continue reading

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Tropical Cyclone Kyarr now 130 knots over Arabian Sea

Tropical Cyclone Kyarr, over the Arabian Sea about 402 NM ESE of Masirah Island has been moving WNW at 7 knots with max winds of 130 knots. Ocean temperatures remain warm at 28-29 C so Kyarr will remain over warm … Continue reading

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North Atlantic Hurricane Force Wind Warning

North Atlantic Hurricane Force Wind Warning A deepening 976 mb  low over the west-central North Atlantic is moving NE at 10 knots with winds of 50-70 knots and seas to 29 feet (about 9 meters)  within 180 NM west of … Continue reading

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Pablo now a hurricane over the eastern North Atlantic

Pablo is now a hurricane over the eastern North Atlantic with max winds of 65 knots even though it is moving over relatively cool ocean waters.  Pablo is moving N-NE at 28 knots over even colder ocean water so it … Continue reading

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Major Hurricane Florence Update

Major Hurricane Florence currently with max winds about 120 knots was moving west at 11 knots.  A building ridge to the north is forecast to steer Florence WNW then NW during the next 48-72 hours with an increase in forward … Continue reading

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Hurricane Florence now Cat 4

  Major Hurricane Florence continues to develop with max winds now at 115 knots (Cat 4). Florence is moving in an area where wind shear is forecast to increase during the next 48 hours so Florence is expected to weaken … Continue reading

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Hurricane Lane threatens Hawaiian Islands

Hurricane Lane over the central North Pacific has max winds of 125 knots and was moving northwestward towards the Hawaiian Islands and is forecast to turn more towards the north during the next 24-36 hours.  In 48-72 hours track guidance … Continue reading

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Predictability of Atlantic hurricanes

By Judith Curry Cayman Financial Review  The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was remarkable, including five landfalls of Category 5 storms in the Caribbean Basin, and three Category 4 strikes on the U.S. coastline. The 2017 landfalls cost hundreds of lives … Continue reading

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