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Top Tropical Cyclone Tracking Sites

Now that the hurricane season is approaching, here are my thoughts on the best tropical  cyclone  tracking sites: Continue reading

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2024 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook Update

The 2024 Hurricane Season outlook is predicted to be well above normal due to two primary factors: El Nino and warm ocean water. Currently, a weakening El Niño is expected to transition to a La Niña state by late summer or early autumn. This transition should produce low wind shear conditions, favoring tropical cyclone development over the North Atlantic. Continue reading

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La Niña and the Azores-Bermuda Ridge: Impact on the 2024 Hurricane Season

Currently, El Niño is weakening rapidly, and meteorologists anticipate the development of a La Niña event by the main 2024 hurricane season. La Niña is characterized by cooler-than-average sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. Just how will this transition affect the Atlantic hurricane environment? Continue reading

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A Second Hurricane-Force Storm heads for English Channel Approaches

A 2nd rapidly deepening storm low east of Newfoundland will move east then east-southeast with winds to 65 kts building significant wave heights to 14 meters (46 feet) during the next 36 hours over the eastern North Atlantic north of the Azores. Continue reading

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Two Hurricane-Force North Atlantic Storms

A hurricane-force storm low over the eastern North Atlantic will move rapidly across southern England and into the North sea with winds to 70 kts and significant wave heights to 12 meters (about 40 feet) in the English Channel Approaches and portions of the Bay of Biscay during the next 18-24 hours. Continue reading

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Intense Storm Heads for English Channel Approaches

gale low over the western North Atlantic will move ENE at 45 kts, deepening rapidly into a hurricane-force 953 mb storm low over the English Channel Approaches by 0000 UTC November 2nd with winds to 65-75 kts and significant wave heights to 12 meters south of England and Ireland and portions of the Bay of Biscay. Continue reading

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Hurricane-Force Storm to affect Bay of Biscay and English Channel Approaches

A low pressure disturbance will move off the New England coast early Monday, moving rapidly ENE deepening to a gale low south of Newfoundland then deepening rapidly into a hurricane force storm reaching the English Channel Approaches by 0000 UTC November 2nd Continue reading

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Catastrophic Cat 5 Otis makes landfall near Acapulco

Major Hurricane Otis continued to strengthen until near the time of landfall in southern Mexico near Acapulco, reaching a catastrophic Category 5 with max wind of 145 kts (165 mph).  Continue reading

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Hurricane Otis nearing Cat 5 Strength

Hurricane Otis is undergoing very rapid development with max winds currently at 125 kts with a min pressure of 941 mb and significant wave heights estimated 12-13 meters (40-43 feet) as it moves NNW at 7 kts. Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Otis continues to Develop south of Acapulco

Tropical Storm Otis continues to become better organized SSE of Acapulco, Mexico as it moves NNW at 7 kts. Max winds now at 60 kts with significant wave heights estimated near 7 meters (23 ft). Continue reading

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