Tag Archives: National Hurricane Center

Why I don’t subscribe to Scientific American any more

It is because of beyond stupid fear mongering like this: Are Category 6 Hurricanes coming soon? Really? Lest people think this is some sort of “new” fear, I’ll remind them of this from 1969, well before CO2 was bogusly posited … Continue reading

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Imaging Hurricane Irene

From the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center TRMM gets a look at Irene, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite has been busy measuring rainfall within Hurricane Irene, and forecasts call for between 5 and … Continue reading

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Dora almost explores Category 5 – in the Eastern Pacific

Update:  4AM 7/22/2011:  Hurricane Dora nearly made it to Category 5 peaking at 135 knots maximum sustained winds.  Perhaps in the post-season reanalysis, the storm will be upgraded.  But, what’s more spectacular than it’s rapid intensification?  Dora has spectacularly weakened … Continue reading

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Arlene – first tropical storm of the 2011 Hurricane season

First tropical storm of the 2011 Hurricane season, formed 28 days after the season started on June 1st. See it below. So far, rather disorganized. BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM ARLENE SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER   1 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL012011 … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Beatriz – the six hour “shorty”

50 years ago, we’d never have counted this as a tropical storm. As outlined recently in New peer reviewed study: Surge in North Atlantic hurricanes due to better detectors, not climate change, its the technology that enables counting storms that would … Continue reading

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Hurricane season starts today

From NASA Goddard- Atlantic hurricane season sticks to the calendar: System 93L NOTE: I’ve posted the most current image below, the system has already crossed the Florida peninsula and is now in the Gulf of Mexico – Anthony Hurricane season … Continue reading

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How a leftover from the cold war turned into a weather and climate tool

This trapezoid shaped clearing in Modoc county, CA, has an interesting purpose. See image below:

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A new “low” for desperation ?

Wow this merits a NOAA press release, there’s a low in the Atlantic! GOES-13 sees an extraordinarily early Atlantic low in the tropics Hurricane season doesn’t start in the Northern Atlantic Ocean until June 1, but a low pressure system … Continue reading

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Visualizing the entire 2010 Atlantic hurricane season in one image

The photo below is a stunning and novel piece of imagery and I commend NOAA’s Environmental Visualization Laboratory for this nicely done graphic. If they had done it last year, Al Gore would not have had to Photoshop in some … Continue reading

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