Hurricane Joaquin and Model Uncertainty

Hurricane Joaquin and Model Uncertainty

Hurricane Joaquin As of early Thursday Hurricane Joaquin was a category 3 hurricane with wind speeds of 125mph. Tracking Joaquin According to NOAA’s NHC, Joaquin is expected to intensify to a category 4 storm in the near future. Note that much of the Bahama...
Typhoon Soudelor Tracks Toward Taiwan

Typhoon Soudelor Tracks Toward Taiwan

Typhoon SOUDELOR The satellite loop below showed Typhoon SOUDELOR from earlier Wednesday, which wasn’t quite as impressive as it was earlier this week (see second loop below). However, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) suggested that this system was still...
Incredible Florida Rainfall

Incredible Florida Rainfall

Tampa, FL Parts of Florida have been inundated with significant rainfall over the past several days and there was another heavy round that pounded parts of western Florida (including the Tampa area) overnight/early this morning. The image below (courtesy University of...
Dog Days of Summer…

Dog Days of Summer…

Summer Heat Continues It’s been hot over the last several days/weeks in a number of spots across the nation and today will be another scorcher with heat indices approaching 110° to 115° for some. The picture below was taken in Louisville, KY where the...
Say It Ain’t Snow in July??

Say It Ain’t Snow in July??

Snow in July?? This was the scene from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort where more than 1″ of snow fell on Monday. An usually strong area of low pressure (for summer) tracked across the Northern Rockies and brought snow to places that rarely see it before August or...