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Tropical Storm Sam forms, predicted to become Category 3 hurricane
The disturbance far out in the Atlantic has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Sam. The system is in a corridor that appears prime for strengthening, which the National Hurricane Center predicts will happen over at least the next five days.
Bryan Norcross Podcast - New Orleans meteorologist David Bernard discusses Hurricane Ida
Bryan and Luke talk with David Bernard, Chief Meteorologist at WVUE-TV in New Orleans, about his and his TV station’s experiences during Hurricane Ida. What did they know before Ida hit? Was it a surprise? What was it like in the city during the storm? How has the recovery gone in the city and it the hardest hit areas? How could communications have been better? And much more.
Carefully watching the Atlantic Tropical Disturbance as it slowly gets organized
The Tropical Disturbance in the far eastern Atlantic has a circulation, but it’s broad and the center is not well defined. Fairly soon, it is likely to pull itself together and become at least a tropical depression.
The tropical disturbance near Africa is the system to watch
The tropical disturbance just off the coast of Africa has the potential to develop into a strong storm. Currently, the steering currents are weak, so it’s going to take a long time for this system to move across the Atlantic. We’ll be watching it through next week, at least.
Watching for tropical development on the anniversary of the night of the Great Miami Hurricane
Tropical Disturbance #1 has a decently defined broad circulation, but the bad weather is in a big comma shape to the east and north of the center of circulation. So it doesn’t have enough organization yet to rate being called a tropical depression or tropical storm.
New systems are trying to develop on both sides of the Atlantic
The disturbance we have been watching east of the Bahamas is getting slightly more organized. Tropical Disturbance #1 has a decent chance to eventually become a named storm, but it’s in a competition with Tropical Disturbance #2 on the other side of the Atlantic to see which one gets named first.
Nicholas continues to dump rain while two Atlantic systems slowly organize
The winds are winding down in Tropical Depression Nicholas, but the rain continues to fall. While the center of Nicholas’s circulation is crawling across southwestern Louisiana, the heavy rain on the east side of the storm has expanded all the way to the Florida Panhandle.
Nicholas to cause significant flooding while another system gets organized in the Atlantic
Nicholas just reached hurricane strength, but thankfully could not get itself well organized before it made landfall on the Texas coast south of Houston last night. Still, it brought along a boatload of tropical moisture, which it’s now dumping all along the northern Gulf coast.
Nicholas is forecast to bring flooding rain to Texas while two disturbances develop in the Atlantic
Tropical Storm Nicholas is drifting to the north in the extreme western Gulf of Mexico. Because it’s moving parallel to the coast, forecasting the landfall point is very tricky. A wobble to the left and the system runs into the Mexico or South Texas coast pretty soon.