Category Archives: Hurricane-Force

2024 Hurricane Risk for Tampa Bay Update

On average, a tropical storm will pass within 50 miles of Tampa Bay about once every other year, while hurricanes pass within 50 miles about once every 4 years and major hurricanes, about once every decade. Direct major hurricane hits on Tampa Bay are rare, with only 2 ever recorded; a Cat 4 storm in 1848 and a Cat 3 storm in 1921.  Continue reading

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Tropical Cyclone Tej rapidly deepening over Arabian Sea

Tropical Cyclone Tej has deepened rapidly (65 kts in 24 hrs) over the Arabian Sea SSE of Salalah, Oman and is moving NW at 11 kts with max winds to 105 kts and significant wave heights to 11 meters (36 feet). Continue reading

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Hurricane Tammy approaching Leeward Islands

Hurricane Tammy has become better organized with max winds now at 65 kts as it moves WNW at 6 kts with max waves estimated to 7.5 meters (25 feet). Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Norma Strengthens over Eastern Pacific

Tropical Storm Norma over the eastern North Pacific appears to be strengthening with max winds now up to 60 knots as it moves NNW at 6 kts.  Continue reading

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Hurricane-Force Storm Low over the North Pacific

An Intense hurricane-force storm low (955 mb) over the west-central North Pacific is moving east at 25 kts with max winds 55 to 75 kts with seas to 15 meters (49 ft) up to 240 nm from the center.  Continue reading

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Hurricane Force Storm Expected over Central North Pacific

A rapidly developing Storm east of Japan will move NE during October 10-11th reaching into the southern Bering Sea by October 12th.  Continue reading

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Hurricane Nigel now transitioning into an Extratropical Storm Low

Hurricane Nigel is moving rapidly northeastward and now undergoing extratropical transition this evening with max winds to 65 knots and max significant waves to 13 meters (43 feet). Continue reading

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Hurricane Lee Heading for Landfall in Atlantic Canada

Hurricane Lee remains a very large hurricane over the western Atlantic with max winds near 70 knots and moving north-northeast at 16 knots.  Continue reading

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Hurricane Lee Weakens as it moves Northward

Hurricane Lee has weakened to max winds of 80 kts with a min pressure of 956 mb with significant wave heights up 14 meters (46 feet).  Hurricane force winds extend outward 80 nm NE and 70 nm to the West.  50 kt winds extend outward 140 nm NE and 110 nm SW.  Continue reading

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Hurricane Lee Regaining Strength

Hurricane Lee has become better organized today and has regained 105 kt max winds by late this afternoon with an eye diameter of 20 nm and min pressure of 954 mb. Lee continues WNW at 7 kts with hurricane force … Continue reading

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