Category Archives: Tropical Weather

Super Typhoon Haiyan About to Make Landfall in Philippines

Super typhoon Haiyan is set to make landfall in the Philippines this evening (in the US – Friday morning in the Philippines).  Unlike in the US, the Philipinnes do not send hurricane hunter aircraft into tropical cyclones for observations.  Instead, … Continue reading

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The Snowy Side of Sandy

If you haven’t already, you can find a slew of images and videos from coastal areas all over the internet (Twitter is a great resource, if you’re not using it) and television regarding Sandy’s impact.  It’s incredible and scary at … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Sandy Model Roundup

Just a quick post with a variety of model solutions for Sandy’s landfall early next week.  Before getting to the models, let’s look at the latest forecast track from the NHC: This forecast has Sandy coming ashore very close to … Continue reading

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The Origin of Frankenstorm: Your Tax Dollars at Work

If you have yet to hear the name “Frankenstorm” in reference to Sandy and the hybrid cyclone she will become after making landfall, get ready to hear it a lot.  You will no doubt wonder, “Who came up with that … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Henry Margusity’s Forecast for Sandy

Henry Margusity is a meteorologist at AccuWeather.com. Like many meteorologists this week, he has been attempting to forecast the evolution of Hurricane Sandy. He also appears to be fighting a battle either with himself or unspecified readers. Everything begins innocently … Continue reading

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Better Agreement on the Track of Sandy

There is still some variation in the forecast tracks of Sandy, but, at this point, it would take every model being wrong for Sandy to not hit the eastern seaboard of the US sometime early next week.  The clearest picture … Continue reading

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You’re About to Become Very Familiar with Sandy

If you’re not aware, there is a hurricane in the Caribbean basin named Sandy and it’s currently moving through the island nation of Jamaica.  It will likely dump several inches of rain, causing flooding in many areas of the island.  … Continue reading

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