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by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 8, 2018 2:02:03 PM

A hurricane is currently approaching the Gulf Coast. Intensifying quickly over the weekend, Michael is now a Cat 1 with maximum winds of 75 mph. Further strengthening is expected before …

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by David Moran, on Oct 5, 2018 2:02:39 PM

Many factors determine whether a tropical system intensifies or weakens. One of the primary factors is sea surface temperatures. While water temperature alone does not govern whether a storm will …

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by David Moran, on Oct 3, 2018 2:31:11 PM

When we think of tropical storms or hurricanes, we primarily think of the effects near the coast. After weakening, the remnants of a tropical system can affect areas further inland …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 4, 2018 1:44:38 PM

Tropical Storm Gordon formed over the holiday weekend and is now sitting in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane, Tropical Storm, and Storm Surge warnings are now in effect for the …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 23, 2018 2:19:27 PM

As Hurricane Lane continues its path around the Hawaiian Islands, a lot of rain is in the forecast. Flash Flood Warnings are in effect, schools and businesses are closed, and …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 22, 2018 11:49:22 AM

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has issued hurricane warnings for Hawaii County and Maui County. Watches are now in effect for Oahu and Kauai. Hurricane Lane remains a major hurricane …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 21, 2018 3:00:46 PM

Lane is now a high end, category 4 hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Although it has been cruising westward in the Pacific Ocean, the forecast has it turning …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 6, 2018 2:42:49 PM

The Pacific Ocean is very active right now. Currently, there is one major hurricane, one hurricane, one tropical storm, and one disturbance that has a good chance of being named …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 2, 2018 2:30:35 PM

Hurricane Hector formed today as a Category 1 storm and is expected to be a major hurricane by this weekend. Hector's forecasted path could bring it very near the Hawaiian …

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by Chris Kerr, on Jul 27, 2018 2:15:27 PM

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season got off to an early start when Subtropical Storm Alberto was officially declared the morning of May 25. Since then, there have been two hurricanes, …

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by Mike Arellano, on Jul 12, 2018 3:04:16 PM

With hurricane season once again underway in the Atlantic Basin, we are hoping this season is less active and intense than 2017. Should Mother Nature decide otherwise, WeatherOps is prepared …

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by David Moran, on Jul 10, 2018 2:35:06 PM

Typhoon Maria has intensified quickly, developing from a tropical storm to a category 5 storm within 24 hours. It is expected to make landfall on the southeastern coast of China …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 5, 2018 1:28:31 PM

With the start of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially here, you may be thinking back to last year's destructive storms. Some were so bad that the names were retired. Tropical …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 1, 2018 2:45:28 PM

Today, June 1, marks the official beginning of Hurricane Season in the Atlantic. Last year was pretty rough for many, and Puerto Rico has yet to recover from Hurricane Maria …

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by Daphne Thompson, on May 31, 2018 3:58:38 PM

While many may think of WDT as the parent company of WeatherOps forecasts or RadarScope, we are much more than that. We also work with all types of weather data …

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by Chris Kerr, on May 18, 2018 3:21:19 PM

While the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is still two weeks away (June 1), a tropical cyclone threat in the Caribbean or the Gulf of Mexico may emerge …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 30, 2018 11:04:36 AM

Typhoon Jelawat is the third named storm and the first typhoon of the year in the Western Pacific. Jelawat will continue on a northeastward track, staying several hundred miles north …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 21, 2018 2:34:13 PM

A weak area of low pressure (Invest 90B) formed a couple of hundred miles southwest of Sri Lanka last week, serving as a good reminder that the North Indian Ocean …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 20, 2018 10:32:22 AM

Over the weekend Tropical Cyclone Kelvin developed an impressive eye hours after moving inland near Anna Plains, Australia. Typically tropical cyclones weaken after landfall due to increasing friction and the …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 12, 2018 2:54:22 PM

It may still be a few more months before the US needs to worry about intense hurricanes, however in the South Pacific Ocean conditions differ. It is Tropical Cyclone season …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 8, 2018 2:14:56 PM

The northeast monsoon refers to the seasonal winds that flow southward from the cold Asian continent as strong high pressure develops over Siberia during winter. These cold, dry north to …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 2, 2018 11:59:56 AM

The Australian tropical cyclone season officially began on November 1, 2017, but the first tropical cyclone didn’t form until November 22. Through the first few weeks of the season, atmospheric …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Jan 25, 2018 3:36:29 PM

The weather patterns that affect northern Australia are monsoonal. There are distinct wet and dry patterns, driven by seasonal winds. From December through March, northeast monsoon winds flow across Southeast …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Nov 17, 2017 1:46:06 PM

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season will officially end on November 30. From Arlene to Rina, it has been an active few months. Let's take a look at the storms that …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Nov 7, 2017 1:05:40 PM

Weather and climate disasters are occurring at an alarming rate in the US. Hurricanes, wildfires, floods, tornadoes; all can cause a catastrophic loss in a matter of seconds. But are …

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by Stephen Strum, on Oct 5, 2017 2:40:28 PM

As of early October, the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has produced 14 named storms, 8 of which have reached hurricane strength, and 5 of those major hurricane status (Category 3 …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 4, 2017 2:30:12 PM

Alright, which one of you ordered another hurricane? It may still be Atlantic Hurricane Season, but most of us are worn out from the seemingly constant barrage of damaging tropical …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 28, 2017 2:53:26 PM

For many, it is starting to feel like fall. Snow has already been reported in northern states. But for those on the coast, they still need to be worried about …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 20, 2017 2:00:43 PM

As the eyewall of Hurricane Maria moves off the coast of Puerto Rico, they are being left with record-setting flooding. While most have concentrated on the damage to be caused …

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by Jim Southard, on Sep 19, 2017 11:42:12 AM

At the halfway mark of the hurricane season on September 1, the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) stood at about 30. The average ACE accumulated by this date (averaged over the …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 18, 2017 2:26:31 PM

It's the question of the day: Will Hurricane Maria follow Irma's path? Not much more than a week ago, Hurricane Irma caused massive devastation in the Caribbean Islands. Now, we have another …

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by Jim Southard, on Sep 13, 2017 2:22:24 PM

Hurricane Irma may be gone, but it will certainly be a storm for the record books. Not only was it one of the most powerful hurricanes seen in the Atlantic …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 9, 2017 2:11:02 PM

Check out live streams of Hurricane Irma. Keep in mind, some streams may become unavailable throughout the day as the storm moves. To track the storm, download our RadarScope app …

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by Chris Kerr, on Sep 8, 2017 4:31:21 PM

Irma remains a significant Category 4 hurricane late this afternoon with sustained winds around 155 mph. The sheer size of Irma is quite menacing, and spatially the hurricane covers an …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 30, 2017 3:13:37 PM

Founded in 1836 where the Buffalo Bayou met White Oak Bayou, Houston has faced many floods. Not long after being established, the settlement flooded. Initially swamp land, people began to …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 28, 2017 2:55:34 PM

Rain continues to fall in the Houston Metro area as Harvey moves very slowly towards the Gulf of Mexico where he may re-strengthen and have another landfall near Galveston. Many neighborhoods …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 26, 2017 3:27:00 PM

Harvey struck the Texas coast last night as a Category 4 hurricane. The peak gust recorded during landfall was 132 mph at Port Aransas. While Rockport, Texas took the brunt of …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 25, 2017 10:50:47 AM

Check out live streams of Hurricane Harvey. Keep in mind, some streams may become unavailable throughout the day as the storm reaches land. Also, learn more about Hurricane Harvey here …

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by David Moran, on Aug 24, 2017 12:19:03 PM

Harvey has rapidly intensified into a hurricane with sustained winds of 85 mph and is expected to impact the Texas coast at a Category 3 or higher. Tropical Storm Watches are …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 4, 2017 2:43:35 PM

After recently having Tropical Storm Emily form overnight in the Gulf of Mexico and then cross Florida, we now have two more tropical disturbances. Is your company prepared for a …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Jul 31, 2017 10:17:12 AM

When a tropical storm or hurricane approaches, many immediately worry about the winds. You will see residents and business owners boarding up windows as they anticipate wind damage. However, there …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 21, 2017 2:54:39 PM

Tropical Storm Cindy may not be very strong, definitely nowhere near hurricane strength, but that doesn't mean she isn't causing damage. While many become concerned of wind damage from tropical …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Jun 21, 2017 1:18:47 PM

The end of Tropical Storm Cindy is drawing near. She is currently causing heavy rain and flooding in the Gulf states. This rain will continue even after landfall, which expected …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Nov 21, 2016 3:15:26 PM

As November comes to a close, a tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic as Lake Effect snow falls near the Great Lakes. It is definitely a time of extremes, just …

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by Chris Kerr, on Nov 17, 2016 3:06:31 PM

During the late fall, winter, and early spring one of the primary weather concerns for the Gulf of Mexico is the passage of strong cold fronts. Abrupt wind shifts, sustained …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Nov 10, 2016 2:10:54 PM

Brazilian coffee prices hinge on the weather. The South American country supplies the world with more coffee than any other, although leading competitors Vietnam and Colombia have been booming as …

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by Chris Kerr, on Oct 31, 2016 11:12:11 AM

The Mediterranean Sea is not a region of the world that you typically think of as being a tropical cyclone hotbed. Over this past weekend a cyclone with both tropical …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 18, 2016 10:16:14 AM

Do we need a new hurricane rating scale that accounts for flooding? It is a question that the Governor of North Carolina is asking. His concern is raised by the …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 12, 2016 1:24:01 PM

The aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti is still being established, with new deaths and injuries across eastern North America hot off the wires daily. Also greatly affected have been …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 10, 2016 3:48:46 PM

Hurricane Matthew may be gone, but he left catastrophic flooding in his wake. The US death toll currently stands at 20, half of these are from North Carolina. Another five …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 6, 2016 1:27:32 PM

As Hurricane Matthew closes in on Florida, trouble is expected. Winds have increased as this powerful storm moves over warm water around the Bahamas. Matthew is once again a Category …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 5, 2016 3:00:44 PM

Hurricane Matthew is still a couple of days away from the US, but it already causing havoc in the US. Evacuations are underway for many from Florida up to the …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 4, 2016 2:23:31 PM

Between Haiti's deforestation and Hurricane Matthew, a major humanitarian crisis is evolving. Rain and high winds continue to batter the country after Matthew made landfall early this morning on the southwest …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Oct 3, 2016 1:01:35 PM

As Hurricane Matthew moves north on Monday, Haiti is in extreme danger from this powerful storm. Intensifying to a Category 5 storm Friday evening, Matthew has remained as a Category …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 7, 2016 1:30:30 PM

So far this year, 47 people have died due to rip currents, more than from tornadoes. Often called “rips,” strong currents are funneled because of geological features that work to …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 1, 2016 11:09:22 AM

With tropical storms and hurricanes churning in the oceans, you may be hearing them called Cat 2 or Cat 3 storms. What does that mean and how do they figure …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 31, 2016 1:22:37 PM

The eighth named tropical storm, Hermine, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Since the names of Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes are chosen by a committee, sometimes it can …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 25, 2016 1:15:55 PM

Updated projections of hurricane season 2016 are highlighting ripening conditions in the Atlantic. NOAA now forecasts a 70% chance of seventeen named systems, eight of them hurricanes, with two to four …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Aug 23, 2016 10:51:08 AM

Mild temperatures are hindering Zika-transmitting mosquitoes in the South Central US. The unseasonable weather is great news, because the threat unfortunately arrived in the States this year. The presses have been hot lately with Zika …

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by Chris Kerr, on Aug 19, 2016 3:52:20 PM

We are rapidly approaching the peak of the 2016 Atlantic Tropical season. Tropical Storm Fiona and Invest 99L are currently in the Atlantic with more storms expected to develop. Tropical …

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by Chris Kerr, on Aug 2, 2016 3:41:52 PM

While Tropical Storm Earl was officially designated late this morning by the National Hurricane Center, WeatherOps forecasters have been relaying important information to our clients over the past six days …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Jul 7, 2016 9:11:58 AM

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. We've already had four named storms, are you ready for more? We offer many products that helps your company monitor risk for onshore and …

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by Mike Arellano, on Jun 7, 2016 9:51:18 AM

Tropical Storm Colin became the third named storm of the young 2016 season. But if you were to look at satellite imagery off the west coast of Florida, you probably …

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by David Moran, on Jun 6, 2016 2:19:48 PM

While June 1 marked the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, we have already seen three named storms this year. Tropical Storm Alex developed in January, Tropical Storm Bonnie …

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by David Moran, on Jun 1, 2016 3:12:56 PM

Today is June 1, which marks the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters are predicting a near average season this year. According to NOAA, 10-16 named storms are predicted …

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by David Moran, on May 26, 2016 2:28:47 PM

Memorial Day Weekend is in sight and that means many will be heading to the beach to kick off the unofficial start of summer. However, those plans may be rained …

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by Daphne Thompson, on Apr 22, 2016 2:37:42 PM

Today, we celebrate Earth Day. Let's admit it, Earth is pretty amazing and has sights that are breathtaking. Our environment is something that needs to be protected. We've all seen …

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