TS FLOSSIE takes aim at Hawaii: Why is it so invulnerable to hurricanes?

Surfs up! Flossie is about to begin lashing Hawaii's big island with strong winds, heavy rain, and some big waves. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for all but the northernmost islands, which are still under watches. It seems the tropical storm season is beginning to wake up, and its chose an unusual place to …

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Tropical Storm Andrea and steering

Good afternoon everyone, Before I begin talking about one of my favorite subjects in all of meteorology, let's check on Andrea. Andrea is still a tropical storm (somehow, it's gone over a lot of land). It's over North Carolina and is moving northeast. It's created a few tornadoes and some flash flooding, but overall it's …

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The coming storm: Isaac takes aim at Hispanola, Cuba, Florida

Good evening all, Sorry for the gap in posts, I'll try to solve that in the next few days. If you've been following the Twitter feed (@wildcardweather) today it was mostly Isaac-related retweets. It's late August and the tropics are really getting active. Statistically, late August into September is the most active time for tropical …

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Tropical Storms Ernesto and Florence (and Curiosity’s set to land!)

Happy Sunday everyone, Sorry about the lack of posts the past few days. I'm going to have something prepared tomorrow on the conditions that are beneficial to hurricane formation and strengthening. In the meantime I want to run through some of the bigger stories in weather right now. The tropics are finally active! After a …

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