Hurricane Laura and the Wind Speed Dilemma

But here is the issue. What were the maximum sustained winds that occurred last night as Laura made landfall? Looking at all available stations, the highest sustained wind was 98…

Super Typhoon Haiyan, '…as intense as a tropical cyclone can get. '

Prepare yourselves for the second coming of Katrina, because you can bet that this storm will be hyped as an indicator of “global warming”. As of this writing, the storm…

Al Gore makes a Category 6 level blunder

UPDATE: 8/23/13 1:00PM PDT Its seems there’s blunders to go around. The Washington Post now says they “misquoted” Gore. Given his penchant for saying and doing dumb things in the…

Hurricane season begins with a new record hurricane drought for the USA

The Atlantic Hurricane season starts today, June 1st, 2013. While NOAA predicts an active Atlantic Hurricane Season, it is useful to note this other milestone of hurricane drought, a duration…

Another blow to the 'extreme weather is climate' alarmism meme – Australian cyclone activity down

We’ve mentioned many times the lack of major landfalling hurricanes on the USA being in a record drought. When the Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1st, 13 days from…

More bad news for alarmists – no trend in global hurricane landfalls

This excerpt from Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. on his blog likely will cause Bill McKibben and the McKibbenites at 350.org to ramp up the rhetoric over the post Sandy “new…

Isaac takes aim – look out New Orleans and Biloxi

The track models have all been pointing to the Gulf coast rather than central Florida, this plot of 10 meter wind velocity through August 31st is from WeatherBell’s newly setup…

U.S. Hurricanes: worse than we thought…100 years ago

With the 2011 hurricane season drawing to a close in about a month, and with hurricane season this year being mostly uneventful in terms of landfall, I find this very…

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…