11 Years Ago Yesterday: Hurricane Wilma and the Streak

The talk of the sports world recently has been streaks. Tonight, the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians match up in the World Series, and these two teams have been apart of two of the more absurd streaks in sports history. The Cubs haven’t won a World Series since 1908 (I would guess that you weren’t […]

The Week in Tropical Weather

I have come to the conclusion that I post way too much about the tropics. I am no expert in tropical meteorology, I wouldn’t even call myself an amateur. Tropical Meteorology is a much different animal than mid-latitude meteorology, and as such, it is difficult for me to apply my knowledge of mid-latitude meteorology to […]

Cruise Ship Sails into Storm

A cruise ship sailed right into hurricane force winds and waves on Sunday, injuring four passengers. The 4,000 passenger cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, was on its way from NYC to Port Canaveral, Florida when it encountered the storm. Although the captain reported, “the strength of the storm had surprised everyone and […]

Hurricane Joaquin Strengthens

Hurricane Joaquin continues to strengthen as it turns into a Category 4 hurricane. Check out the video below from The Capital Weather Gang as they explain this violent storm and its impacts on the east coast.     Joaquin looks to be tracking eastward, but the National Hurricane Center (NHC) believes that landfall is still […]

Joaquin Now Hurricane Status

Out in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Joaquin strengthened into a Category 1 Hurricane overnight. As of 7AM CDT, Joaquin was producing winds of 75 mph up to 30 miles from its center, with higher gusts at times. These winds are predicted to increase over the next couple of days (NHC). Currently, the hurricane is situated […]

Tropical Storm Danny Forms

Yesterday, things escalated fairly quick across the eastern Atlantic. At 11 AM yesterday, tropical depression 4 formed, and was quickly named Tropical Storm Danny. This comes after a fairly quiet first two and a half months across the Atlantic. Though there is some drier air to Danny’s north, and the convection around him is weak […]

Aerial View of Nor’easter

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission’s Core Observatory satellite flew over the Nor’easter that impacted the United States this week. The satellite managed to capture these incredible images as the storm moved along the Atlantic coastline. The green, yellow, and red colors illustrate rainfall rates while the blue and purple shades show snowfall rates.