The First WxOrNotBG Weather Events of the Year Poll

I know for a fact that many of you share in my love for College Football. I love college football. It is awesome, relatively unpredictable and just fun to watch. College football (in my opinion) is light years better than the NFL, and is just more pleasant to watch and be around. Over the past […]

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 […]

Tropical Depression Four Forms

Well, last evening, Tropical Depression Four formed in the southern portions of the Gulf of Mexico, specifically in the Bay of Campeche. This storm (as of 10 pm CDT) is located about 145 miles east-southeast of Tuxpan, Mexico and is moving to the west at 7 mph. It is a fairly young system, and will likely […]

Hurricane Patricia

The past 24 hours have been a whirlwind as tropical storm Patricia intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane with winds of 130 miles per hour. It looks to make landfall Friday evening, bringing with it destructive winds, rain, and deadly storm surge. Hurricane Patricia looks to hit central Mexico between Cabo Corrientes and […]

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 […]

Tropical Depression Nine Makes Landfall In Mexico

Tropical Depression Nine is a weak tropical disturbance currently located about 90 miles WSW of Campeche, Mexico. The disturbance is moving ESE at 5mph and is expected to make landfall along the Yucatan Peninsula this evening. Earlier today, we saw convection around the storm increase and it was thought that the storm may briefly strengthen […]

Gonzalo Becomes Major Hurricane

Hurricane Gonzalo became a Category 3 hurricane today making it the second major hurricane (Category 3 or higher) to form in the Atlantic this year. Latest infrared satellite imagery shows a clearly defined eye at the center of circulation as this storm has strengthened significantly over the past 48 hours. This storm has a low […]

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 […]

Hurricane Simon to Impact Baja California

With the tropics continuing to look quiet in the Atlantic Ocean, we shift our attention to the eastern Pacific where Hurricane Simon could be a threat to western Mexico. Not to be confused with Simon Cowell, Hurricane Simon is currently situated 400 miles west of Baja California. Simon is a weak Category 2 hurricane with a low pressure […]