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By: Randy Bynon, 4:16 PM GMT on May 31, 2013
Hi folks! It's that time of year again when we start keeping our eyes on the tropics as we start the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
As you know, the hurricane season starts tomorrow, June 1st and runs through November 30th. This years' storm name list looks like this:
By: Randy Bynon, 5:18 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Good afternoon folks! Tropical Storm Isaac is churning across the Gulf this afternoon headed for an eventual landfall somewhere on the LA coast. Despite what appeared to be conditions favorable for intensification, Isaac has stubbornly remained a tropical storm. We won't complain. I think the single biggest reason Isaac hasn't been able to reach hurricane status has been its shear size. A storm that covers as much ocean as Isaac takes time to consolidate all that...
By: Randy Bynon, 5:07 PM GMT on August 26, 2012
All eyes are on Isaac this afternoon as it makes its way through the Florida Keys as a tropical storm. Current Key West radar shows the storm circulation very well though it still appears a bit ragged in terms of deep convection and eyewall development. But Isaac is now entering the Gulf which is quite warm. A ridge is building in over the SE US. Water vapor and visible loops show the ridge is beginning to effectively stall out the trough over the southern plains th...
By: Randy Bynon, 5:01 PM GMT on August 21, 2012
The tropics are getting busier as we approach the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season around Sept. 10th. NHC recently started advisories on TD #9 and they expect to upgrade that system to what would be Tropical Storm Isaac later today. Another system follows TD#9 in the Atlantic and it appears likely this system will become TD#10 and perhaps Joyce. A third area of disturbed weather is off the Gulf coast of Mexico but appears unlikely to develop before ...
By: Randy Bynon, 3:28 PM GMT on August 02, 2012
Things are heating up a bit! We have recently upgraded Hurricane Ernesto about to make landfall near Belize and a new invest in the eastern Atlantic. Let's take a look.....In the Gulf of Mexico ......The weather is generally good across most of the Gulf as upper level ridging extends from the outflow of Hurricane Ernesto. Showers and thunderstorms along the FL peninsula were popping up with daytime heating aided by an upper trough over the eastern US. Hurricane Erne...
Updated: 3:19 AM GMT on August 08, 2012