Hurricane Gustav made landfall today in Louisiana as a category 3. It’s been fun for me to track this one.
Hurricane Omar has been fascinating to watch. It shows how quickly these storms can change. It rapidly intensified faster than I expected it to.
Hurricane Ike’s aftermath is a good example of how the category doesn’t tell the whole store of the damage that can occur from tropical systems.
Hurricane Ike is a large hurricane. It’s not the strongest but it’s large in size
Tropical storm is approaching the Carolina coast. It’s not that strong of a storm, as it’s not even at hurricane strength.
The tropical Atlantic is still active in the basin. It’s near the peak of the season and we have two tropical storms and a major hurricane spinning out there.
Hurricane Gustav has rapidly strengthened overnight and is now almost a major hurricane.
The tropics have gotten pretty active. We have both Gustav and Hanna.
Hurricane Gustav has formed near Cuba.
Hurricane Felix is about to make landfall in Nicaragua. It’s back up to a category 5 storm!
It’s not something that happens every year so it is interesting to me. Hurricane Felix is the second category five storm in the Atlantic basin this year.
Hurricane Dean is now a category five storm. It’s winds are up to 160 mph and should make landfall over the Yucatan Peninsula overnight tonight.
Hurricane is about to made landfall as a category five storm with 165 mph winds. It’s now weakened to a category three storm while over the land of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Hurricane Dean is still a category four hurricane. It should get clsoe tol Jamaica later today.
Hurricane Dean now has winds of a 125 miles per hour and a category three storm. It’s expected to strengthen some more too. It’s looking healthy on satellite right now.
So far this ear the Atlantic basin has been quiet in the Tropics but we now have finally have a hurricane. Tropical Storm Dean has strengthened into one.
It was around this time in 1972 that the remnants of Hurricane Agnes impacted the area. I’ve always been fascinated by that storm even though it was before my time. I just have heard so many stories about it.