Fiona enters the Caribbean, hurricane watches hoisted for Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic
The center of Tropical Storm Fiona passed over Guadeloupe – part of the chain of islands flanking the northeastern Caribbean – last night, bringing heavy rains and gusty winds, at times reaching nearly 60 mph, while hurricane watches went up this morning for Puerto Rico and portions of the Dominican Republic as the storm tracked westward into the eastern Caribbean.
Earl beginning northward turn about 100 miles north of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
Despite continued struggles against wind shear over the past 24 hours, Tropical Storm Earl appears to be gathering steam as it begins its anticipated turn northward some 100 miles north of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands this morning.
Atlantic heating up, but eyes on the central Atlantic this week
It’s looking a lot like late August out across the Atlantic today – with four areas being highlighted for potential development by the National Hurricane Center – but the broad low pressure area moving into the central Atlantic will be the main story this week.
Tropical depression may form this week in the Atlantic
A disturbance off the coast of Africa may organize into a tropical depression by middle week, becoming the first tropical system in the Atlantic since July 3 and kicking off what is traditionally the busiest stretch of the Atlantic hurricane season.
NOAA updates 2022 Atlantic hurricane outlook, still expecting above-average season despite quiet first months
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated its predictions for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. The result? There is still a high likelihood of an above-average season.sun-sentinel.com
No organized storms in the tropical Atlantic, Blas and Celia struggling in the eastern pacific
After a spate of storminess for the first half of June, the tropical Atlantic looks to be quieting down, at least for the near term. Disruptive wind shear across the preferred June formation areas of the southern Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean will keep organized activity at bay this week.
Category 4 Hurricane Sam is turning to the north well away from the islands
Hurricane Sam is a classic, super-intense hurricane. Thankfully, it will clearly turn north well away from the Caribbean islands and well east of Florida and the Bahamas. Bermuda will have to watch it as the storm approaches that island toward the end of the week.
A catastrophe in the making - extremely dangerous Hurricane Ida is to impact Louisiana late Sunday
The ingredients are coming together for Hurricane Ida to strengthen and grow larger before it plows into southern Louisiana tomorrow – 16 years to the day after Katrina made landfall on the eastern edge of the state.
Will disturbance in far Atlantic become the first named storm of 2021? Here’s what experts are saying.
Its odds of developing are medium-high, at 50% in the next two days and 80% in the next five days. It is forecast to produce gale-force winds later Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center.sun-sentinel.com
With hurricane season wrapping up, drier and cooler air is on the way — and it starts this weekend
The exhausting hurricane season, which saw 12 named storms make landfall in the continental U.S., ends Monday. It’s a season that saw us go deeper into the Greek alphabet than ever — nine letters deep. The next named storm, if there is one, would be Kappa.sun-sentinel.com
Hurricane Eta is moving away from the U.S. this week. So why are forecasters telling Florida to pay attention?
Although hurricane season is officially June 1 to Nov. 30, there could be storms after the season concludes such as in 2005 when Tropical Storm Zeta formed Dec. 30 and lasted until Jan. 6. Tropical Storm Zeta didn’t threaten any land or lives and is classified as what forecasters call a “stat storm,” or one that just counts toward statistics. One or two more could be coming.sun-sentinel.com
Tropical depression forms, is expected to become record 28th named storm before hitting Central America as hurricane
Already, the 2020 hurricane season is tied with 2005 for the most named storms in a year. If Eta forms as expected, this year will also tie 2005 for the most number of total storms in a season. A reanalysis of the 2005 season identified a previously unknown system that briefly became strong enough to earn a name — but it was too late to give it one.sun-sentinel.com
Hurricane Delta, with its 115 mph winds, approaching southwest Louisiana as residents flee or hunker down
Accordingly, the NHC is also watching an area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms in the far eastern Atlantic. The area has a near-zero chance of development in the next 48 hours and a 20% of development in the next 5 days, the hurricane center said.sun-sentinel.com
Hurricane Delta, at Category 3 strength with 120 mph winds, nears Louisiana with life-threatening storm surge forecast
This would be the record-tying fourth storm to make landfall in Louisiana this year. The state has already seen landfalls by tropical storms Cristobal and Marco and Hurricane Laura, which ravaged the southwestern region as it roared ashore as a Category 4 storm in August. More than 6,600 Laura evacuees remain in hotels around the state, mainly in New Orleans, because their homes are too heavily damaged to return.sun-sentinel.com
3 tropical waves in Atlantic as Tropical Storm Gamma churns off Mexico
“It is possible that we could see a Fujiwhara effect between Gamma and this new tropical feature. The Fujiwhara effect is when two tropical systems moving in such close proximity of each other that they begin to swirl around their common center. This can force either tropical system to temporarily change course,” AccuWeather said Sunday.sun-sentinel.com
Two tropical waves could develop in next few days, hurricane center says
“We were dealing with an area of low pressure very similar to this, developed down off the coast of Honduras, and initially models had nothing, had just a weak storm coming northward and that was it,” he said. "And you know what happened to Michael. Michael was a Cat 5 and it blasted Panama City... a lot of weather systems that develop down there are very difficult to forecast in October because there’s a lot of scenarios that can play out in these kinds of situations.sun-sentinel.com