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 …

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

Advertisements

Isaac track moves westward

Hello all, Quick post tonight. Wanted to discuss Isaac a tad. The models have been pushing Isaac's track to the west over the last 24 hours. All of Florida remains a possibility but southern Florida and into the eastern gulf seem more likely. A look at some of the models: At the moment the storm …

Continue reading Isaac track moves westward

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 …

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

El Nino and seasonal forecasting

Good evening everyone, Two articles caught my eye today. This one, from accuweather.com 's Meghan Evans, discusses their current seasonal forecast this winter. Due to an expected weak to moderate El Nino condition the mid-Atlantic and parts of New England will see above-average snowfall while the upper Mississippi Valley and high plains will see less …

Continue reading El Nino and seasonal forecasting

Today’s news: Ernesto, Curiosity’s first color photo, and severe weather by week’s end

Good evening everyone, Last night's post was kind of huge, so I'm just going to run through some of the major weather news right now. Once again, please e-mail with with any questions regarding any topic I cover here. Ernesto If you were following the twitter feed (@wildcardweather) today you saw that Ernesto grew to …

Continue reading Today’s news: Ernesto, Curiosity’s first color photo, and severe weather by week’s end

Ernesto and tropical storm conditions

Before I start anything, I'd like to congratulate all involved in the Curiosity landing. This is a process that goes back years and involves thousands of people, many who will never be known publicly. It's such a huge achievement and I'm looking forward to the high-quality photos we should receive later in the week. Now …

Continue reading Ernesto and tropical storm conditions

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 …

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