Elsa Becomes a Hurricane While Racing Into the Caribbean Sea

Hello everyone! Early this morning, Elsa became a hurricane after sustained winds of 75mph were measured by a weather station in Barbados as the storm passed just south of the island. Hurricane Hunters have been flying through the storm for the first time in its life and have found slightly stronger winds since then withContinue reading “Elsa Becomes a Hurricane While Racing Into the Caribbean Sea”

Elsa Slowly Organizing as it Moves Rapidly Towards the Lesser Antilles

Hello everyone! PTC5 became TD5 late last night and TS Elsa early this morning after it managed to close off a center of circulation and produce sustained winds over 40 mph. The system’s fast forward motion and a little bit of dry air to its northwest has kept a lid on its ability to strengthenContinue reading “Elsa Slowly Organizing as it Moves Rapidly Towards the Lesser Antilles”

97L Becomes PTC5 in the Deep Tropics, Likely to Impact the Lesser Antilles Friday

Hello everyone! The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has been off to a wildly active start as we’ve burned through four names already (Ana, Bill, Claudette, and Danny) with number five, Elsa, imminent in the deep tropics. For comparison, at this time last year, we had also run through four names on the list with numberContinue reading “97L Becomes PTC5 in the Deep Tropics, Likely to Impact the Lesser Antilles Friday”

92L Expected to Bring Very Heavy Rain to Parts of the Gulf Coast Friday and Saturday

Hello everyone! In my last update, I mentioned two areas to watch for possible tropical cyclone development this week: one off the North Carolina coastline and the other in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Sure enough, the system off NC ended up becoming TS Bill and 92L in the Gulf of Mexico appears very likelyContinue reading “92L Expected to Bring Very Heavy Rain to Parts of the Gulf Coast Friday and Saturday”

The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins Awakening This Week

Hello everyone! While we humans have assigned June 1st to mark the beginning of the North Atlantic Hurricane Season each year, Mother Nature follows her own schedule. This year, it appears as though she’s ready to kick off the 2021 Hurricane Season starting this week, though we’ve already snuck a name off the list withContinue reading “The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins Awakening This Week”

Active Pattern Sets Up Two Chances For Snow Along The East Coast This Week

Hello everyone! Winter is here and there is plenty of interesting stuff to talk about from a synoptic meteorology perspective. This post will take a more in-depth look at the first of two storms expected to bring at least some snow to parts of the East Coast this week. Here’s a glimpse at what I’mContinue reading “Active Pattern Sets Up Two Chances For Snow Along The East Coast This Week”

An Introduction to Sillinweather.com

Hello everyone! This week has been full of exciting new developments for me as I move into the next chapter of life as a weather forecaster and aspiring meteorologist. After moving on from a very fulfilling several years at weather.us/weathermodels.com, I’m now working on a few different projects to keep folks informed as hurricane seasonContinue reading “An Introduction to Sillinweather.com”