Zeta Poses a Significant Threat as it Intensifies en Route to Louisiana

Hello everyone! In yesterday’s update, I outlined how Zeta was expected to modestly strengthen as it moved through the Gulf of Mexico supported by rich moisture and somewhat warm water before getting slowed down by cooler ocean temperatures and increasing shear as it neared landfall. Unfortunately, the storm has organized and intensified significantly overnight andContinue reading “Zeta Poses a Significant Threat as it Intensifies en Route to Louisiana”

Zeta Expected to Regain Hurricane Strength Tonight En Route To a Louisiana Landfall Tomorrow

Hello everyone! Now that we’re facing another tropical threat, it’s time to revisit this blog. Perhaps I should’ve started these updates earlier but I’ve been trying to clear the to-do list so I can focus on Zeta for the next several days but here we are. Zeta formed this past weekend in the NW CaribbeanContinue reading “Zeta Expected to Regain Hurricane Strength Tonight En Route To a Louisiana Landfall Tomorrow”

Hurricane Delta to Bring Major Impacts To Louisiana Tomorrow

Hello everyone, Hurricane Delta is moving through the Gulf of Mexico this morning and intensifying slowly as it does so. The storm is still struggling to become a well-organized hurricane this morning. Wind shear is lighter now than it was yesterday, so it’s not immediately clear to me why we haven’t seen convection take offContinue reading “Hurricane Delta to Bring Major Impacts To Louisiana Tomorrow”

Hurricane Delta Rapidly Intensifying in the Caribbean

Hello everyone! Now that we have yet another active tropical cyclone and I’ve cleared the decks with my other projects a bit, it’s time to revisit this blog. I’ll be providing updates on Hurricane Delta here each day until the storm has made landfall along the northern Gulf Coast sometime Friday night or Saturday morning.Continue reading “Hurricane Delta Rapidly Intensifying in the Caribbean”

Major Hurricane Teddy Churns Through the Atlantic, Likely to Bring Direct Impacts to Both Bermuda and Eastern Canada

Hello everyone! There’s a whole lot of mayhem continuing to plague the Tropical Atlantic and some portions of the land surrounding it this afternoon. We’ve had two more storms, Wilfred and Alpha, named this morning which brings us into the Greek Alphabet for the first time since 2005 and the second time since tropical stormContinue reading “Major Hurricane Teddy Churns Through the Atlantic, Likely to Bring Direct Impacts to Both Bermuda and Eastern Canada”

Hurricane Sally Crawling Slowly Towards The Gulf Coast This Morning

Hello everyone! The big story in the tropics this morning is still Hurricane Sally which is crawling ever so slowly towards the Gulf Coast. The storm has been struggling to tighten up its inner core in the face of mid-level dry air and some southwesterly wind shear. Note the lack of cloud cover southwest ofContinue reading “Hurricane Sally Crawling Slowly Towards The Gulf Coast This Morning”

Parade of Atlantic Tropical Mayhem Continues- Six Other Storms to Watch Excluding Sally

Hello everyone! The main focus of my coverage in recent days has been on Hurricane Sally which poses a serious threat to the Gulf Coast, but there are six other tropical entities in the Atlantic that bear watching today. Thankfully, none of them pose the level of risk to land that Sally does. This postContinue reading “Parade of Atlantic Tropical Mayhem Continues- Six Other Storms to Watch Excluding Sally”

Sally Steadily Organizing Over the Gulf of Mexico This Morning

Hello everyone! Yesterday, we talked a lot about how Sally’s intensity forecast was quite uncertain but that the storm was likely to intensify into a hurricane if it was able to wrap deep convection around its low-level center. Unfortunately, that has been happening over the past twelve hours or so, though in fits and starts. LastContinue reading “Sally Steadily Organizing Over the Gulf of Mexico This Morning”

Sally Expected to Impact the New Orleans Area as a Hurricane Tomorrow and Tuesday

Hello everyone! While there are plenty (seven!) of systems to watch across the tropical Atlantic this morning, our focus remains on Tropical Storm Sally which is expected to intensify into a hurricane before impacting the New Orleans area and adjacent parts of the northern Gulf Coast beginning tomorrow and continuing through Wednesday. In recent days,Continue reading “Sally Expected to Impact the New Orleans Area as a Hurricane Tomorrow and Tuesday”

TD19 Becomes TS Sally, Expected To Make Landfall As A Hurricane In SE Louisiana Tuesday

Hello everyone! It’s a very busy evening in the tropics as we watch four active tropical cyclones and two disturbances that might develop in the next five days. Each of our systems is visible on this loop of the tropical Atlantic. From west to east, we have a disturbance in the Gulf (30% chance of development),Continue reading “TD19 Becomes TS Sally, Expected To Make Landfall As A Hurricane In SE Louisiana Tuesday”