Tropics Heating Up

Even though the Atlantic Hurricane season does not officially begin until June 1, the tropics are already heating up with the National Hurricane Center monitoring a disturbance off the eastern coast of Florida. Currently, an area of low pressure is situated between Miami, FL and the Bahamas and this low has triggered showers and thunderstorms […]

Meteorological Icon Robert Simpson Passes Away

Robert Simpson, a meteorological icon, has passed away at the age of 102. Simpson was the co-developer of the Saffir-Simpson scale, which is used to measure hurricane intensity. Simpson was also the director if the National Hurricane Center from 1968-1974. He later became a part of the faculty and staff at the University of Virginia. The […]

Atlantic Tropical Update

Tropical activity in the Atlantic Ocean has really heated up since our last update regarding Subtropical Storm Fay. Fay has strengthened over the past few days and has become Hurricane Fay; the fifth hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane Fay is a category 1 hurricane is currently located nearly 300 miles northeast of Bermuda […]

Subtropical Storm Fay

We don’t often hear the term subtropical storm, but today the National Hurricane Center issued an advisory for subtropical storm Fay in the Atlantic Ocean. A subtropical storm describes a storm system that is a hybrid between a mid-latitude cyclone and tropical low pressure system. Subtropical Storm Fay is currently located 790 miles south of […]

Hurricane Katrina – Nine Years Later

Nine years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast. While much progress has been made since August of 2005, the devastating effects of Katrina can still be felt and seen today. Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005, as a Category 3 storm. According to The Data Center, 80% of […]

Tropical Storm Cristobal On The Way?

An area of low pressure north of Puerto Rico and Hispanola is getting very close to tropical storm criteria. Could this small area of low pressure become Cristobal, the next name for a tropical storm in the Atlantic? According to the National Hurricane Center, the area of low pressure has a 70% chance of developing […]

What’s Going On In The Tropics?

It’s been awhile since our last look at the tropics and not much has changed. The Atlantic remains relatively quiet for now,  and in the latest update from the National Hurricane Center there are no hurricanes, tropical storms or depressions. There are two areas in the Atlantic Ocean the NHC will be monitoring for further […]

Invest 94L Threat to US?

We’ve already had Arthur and Bertha. Could invest 94L become Cristoble next? And, could it be any threat to the US? Well, the National Hurricane Center does not think 94L will develop into a tropical depression over the next 48 hours. In fact, they only give 94L a 30% chance of becoming a depression over […]

Goodbye Tropical Storm Iselle, Hello Hurricane Julio

As Iselle approached the Hawaiian Islands late last, hurricane warnings were downgraded and the storm made landfall as Tropical Storm Iselle. The tropical storm made landfall on the eastern coast of the Big Island earlier today at 7:30am CST with max wind speeds rated at 60mph. Check out some of the wind gusts recorded across […]