Tropical Storm Ela Little Threat to Hawaii; Category 3 Chan-hom Heads for China

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:22 PM GMT on July 09, 2015

Tropical Storm Ela, the first named storm of the 2015 Central Pacific hurricane season, got its name Wednesday night when an Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft found a small area of 40 mph winds to the northeast of the center. Named storms are rare in the Central Pacific (west of 140°W longitude) this early in the season; the last time the Central Pacific saw a named storm this early in the year was on June 21, 2001 (Tropical Storm Barbara). Ela's formation so early in the year was aided by ocean temperatures about 2°F above average. Ela is headed northwest at 15 mph on a path that should keep the center of the storm at least 200 miles to the northeast of the islands at the time of closest approach on Saturday. Satellite loops continue to show an unimpressive storm, with just one spot of heavy thunderstorms located to the northeast of the center of circulation. High wind shear of about 20 - 25 knots, due to strong upper-level winds out of the south, was keeping any heavy thunderstorms from developing on the southwest side of the storm, closest to the Hawaiian Islands. Ocean temperatures are marginal, near 25.5°C (78°F). The 8 am EDT Thursday run of the SHIPS model predicted that wind shear would slowly rise over the next few days, and ocean temperatures would stay cool, near 25.5 - 26°C. These conditions should cause weakening of Ela. Our two most reliable track models, the GFS and European models, show Ela dissipating by Saturday. I doubt Ela will bring much rain to the islands, and high surf will the main impact on Hawaii.


Figure 1. Typhoon Chan-hom as seen by the MODIS instrument on NASA'a Aqua satellite at 10:05 pm EDT Wednesday, July 8, 2015. At time time, Chan-hom was a Category 2 storm with 105 mph winds. Image credit: NASA.

Dangerous Category 3 Typhoon Chan-hom headed for China
Intensifying Category 3 Typhoon Chan-hom is headed northwestwards at 15 mph towards China, and promises to be a dangerous and very expensive typhoon for a portion of the country unused to strong typhoons. Thursday morning satellite images showed that Chan-hom was a huge storm with a prominent 15-mile diameter eye that was contracting as the storm continued its slow intensification process. Some dry air to the northwest of the storm was keeping the intensification rate relatively slow, as was the lack of a strong upper-level outflow channel. The typhoon is on a track to pass between Japan's Miyakojima and Okinawa islands today. Since Chan-hom's wind field is exceptionally large, with tropical storm-force winds that go out 230 miles from the center, these islands will receive an extended pummeling. As of noon EDT Thursday (midnight local time), Kadena Air Base on Okinawa had already seen sustained tropical storm-force winds of at least 39 mph for eight hours, with sustained peak winds of 58 mph, gusting to 78 mph, at 11:57 pm Thursday local time. With the center of Chan-hom expected to make its closest approach to the island near 2 pm EDT (3 am Friday local time), Okinawa can expect to see at least an 18-hour period of sustained tropical storm-force winds.

Wind shear will be light to moderate and ocean heat content will be high until just after the storm passes these islands, so intensification into a Category 4 storm by Thursday night (U.S. EDT) is likely. On Friday, as Chan-hom approaches China, ocean heat content will fall and wind shear is expected to rise, which should cause weakening. Even so, Chan-hom's very large wind field will be capable of bringing an usually high storm surge to the coast; I expect the storm surge will be one of the five highest in the past century for the coastal region just to the north of where the center makes landfall on Friday evening (U.S. EDT.) However, the exact landfall location in China is quite uncertain, as a strong trough of low pressure is expected to turn the typhoon northwards as the center nears the coast on Friday. As Chan-hom curves to the north a weakens due to interaction with land, the storm is expected to pass very close to Shanghai as a very large and very wet tropical storm. Significant wind damage, coastal flooding, and flooding due to heavy rain is possible in Shanghai, which is China's most populous city (14 million people.)

Dan Lindsey of NOAA/CIRA has put together two impressive loops of Chan-hom at sunset on July 9, 2015, as seen using the high-resolution 0.5 km imagery from the Himawari Satellite: zoomed out and zoomed in.


Figure 2. Triple trouble in the Pacific. From left to right: Tropical Storm Linfa (70 mph winds) just after landfall in South China; Category 2 Typhoon Chan-Hom (105 mph winds) approaching Okinawa; and Category 4 Typhoon Nangka (145 mph winds) passing through the Northern Mariana Islands. Six hours before this image was taken, Linfa was also a typhoon, making it the first time in twenty years the Northwest Pacific had seen three simultaneous typhoons (thanks go to TWC's Michael Lowry for this stat.) Image was taken by the JMA MTSAT at 0530Z on July 9, 2015. Image credit: NOAA Viz Lab.

Elsewhere in the tropics
Typhoon Linfa hit South China's Guangdong province on Thursday at 12:15 local time Thursday as a Category 1 typhoon with 75 mph winds. Linfa has since weakened to a tropical storm, and is expected to track west-southwest towards Hong Kong. Category 4 Super Typhoon Nangka (155 mph winds) is just below Category 5 strength, but is fortunately affecting only a sparsely populated portion of the Northern Mariana Islands. Nagka is on a track that could bring it near Japan on Friday, July 17, but it is too early to assess the risk this storm might pose to Japan. The Atlantic remains quiet, and is dominated by high wind shear and stable dry air. None of our reliable genesis models are showing tropical storm formation in the Atlantic over the next five days.


Video 1. Storm chaser James Reynolds is on Japan's ‪Miyakojima Island, and shot this impressive video (used here with permission) of the massive waves of Typhoon Chan-hom hitting the island. He is posting updates on his Twitter feed.

Jeff Masters


The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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263. 19N81W
1:02 PM GMT on July 10, 2015
The high is also creating a tight pressures gradient and higher than normal trades and sinking air
Quoting 222. Dakster:

SAL and Shear tear them apart. Bermuda High just keeps them South if they should form.
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262. Webberweather53
12:36 PM GMT on July 10, 2015
Quoting 260. Misanthroptimist:


Really? You think bureaucrats dictate to physics? If so, no wonder you're laughing. It's a very funny position.




Did you even bother to read the article Sar sent you much less do you have any idea how assessing temperature records works? Obviously not...
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261. Xulonn
2:42 AM GMT on July 10, 2015
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260. Misanthroptimist
12:59 AM GMT on July 10, 2015
Quoting 256. Webberweather53:



Lmao. You've got to be kidding...

Really? You think bureaucrats dictate to physics? If so, no wonder you're laughing. It's a very funny position.

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259. ColoradoBob1
12:35 AM GMT on July 10, 2015
Toxic algae confirmed in Willamette River's Ross Island Lagoon



Blue-green algae found last week in the Willamette River's Ross Island Lagoon has reached toxic levels for humans and pets.

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258. Dakster
12:30 AM GMT on July 10, 2015
Quoting 255. ColoradoBob1:

Why the Earth’s past has scientists so worried about sea level rise
By Chris Mooney

Link

Chris Mooney does a good job on back ground on this paper .


Overall, I like the article - despite even the flaws they point out themselves.
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257. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
12:29 AM GMT on July 10, 2015
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
256. Webberweather53
12:23 AM GMT on July 10, 2015
Quoting 229. Misanthroptimist:


Almost right. They get to decide what they regard as world records. Their decisions, of course, have no effect on reality whatsoever.


Lmao. You've got to be kidding...
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255. ColoradoBob1
12:11 AM GMT on July 10, 2015
Why the Earth’s past has scientists so worried about sea level rise
By Chris Mooney

Link

Chris Mooney does a good job on back ground on this paper .
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254. Patrap
12:02 AM GMT on July 10, 2015
JMA began operation of Himawari-8 on 7 July 2015 as a replacement for MTSAT-2 (also known as Himawari-7). Himawari-9 will also be launched in 2016 as a backup and successor satellite. Both satellites will be located in orbit at around 140 degrees east, and will observe the East Asia and Western Pacific regions for a period of 15 years. All imagery derived from Himawari-8/9 is and will be distributed to NMHSs via an Internet cloud service. JMA has further launched its HimawariCast service, by which primary sets of imagery are disseminated to NMHSs via a communication satellite. Click here for details.
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253. pablosyn
11:57 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Eyewall Replacement Cycle:
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252. nrtiwlnvragn
11:53 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
251. Patrap
11:52 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Sun Rays Light Up Rainbow Over New Orleans - July 9, 2015






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250. flsky
11:51 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
One thing to keep in mind - if your home is severly damaged or destroyed and you're in a federally declared disaster area, AND your insurance doesn't cover enough, make sure you apply for FEMA assistance. Most people seem to think that the feds won't help if you have insurance. This is especially true with floods. A lot of people think they're covered by their insurance company when they're not. One caveat, once you receive assistance from FEMA for a flood, you will be required to buy flood insurance from then on.



Quoting 231. tampabaymatt:



One of my neighbors, about 5 houses down, came home about 6 months ago and her house was completely flooded due to a burst pipe. Her entire house had to be gutted to the studs. I'm sure she was pretty happy she had insurance. If you want to take the risk that nothing catastrophic will ever happen to your home, that is a dangerous gamble and I wish you the best. But, most people would rather protect themselves against this and purchase insurance. And that is why insurance works, because a large group of people pool their risk together. If everyone had your approach to insurance, the system would crumble.
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249. pablosyn
11:50 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
What the hell is wrong with this satellites images? They has not updated since 16:32 UTC -.-"
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248. JustDucky251
11:44 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 244. Patrap:



None of Her offspring until us recently, have had the capacity to shape and change the atmospheres balance that has supported all going back to Her.


When I was born the CO2 was 87 ppm less than today,. 402.80

Thats only 55.5 years.

The last time Earth warmed 4-7C it took 12,500 years.

We're on a curved path to do it in 300-400 years,with 170 of them behind us.











As I said, maybe we are an evolutionary dead end if we can't deal with it successfully. We may have clevered ourselves into non-existence.
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247. nonblanche
11:42 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Times like this, I'm darned glad my housemates have accepted Thor, the Aesir of thunder and lightning, as patron for their children. :)



Added for your amusement:

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246. nrtiwlnvragn
11:41 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 236. TropicalAnalystwx13:


Too bad they'll be destroyed by either the massive amounts of SAL east of the Lesser Antilles or the 70kts+ of shear in the Caribbean. ;)


Shear does begin to decrease.......

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245. TropicalAnalystwx13
11:39 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 232. Astrometeor:



Aww come on Cody, cut Honolulu some slack. If you were a meteorologist in Hawaii...seriously...how much attention would you pay to some piddly thing in the ocean? Just because you're a bored teenager in North Carolina...

Well, considering it's their job...

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244. Patrap
11:37 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 239. JustDucky251:



Lucy's descendents have coped with those variations for the last three million years. If we can't then evolution has found a wrong turn in us - maybe a dead end.


None of Her offspring until us recently, have had the capacity to shape and change the atmospheres balance that has supported all going back to Her.


When I was born the CO2 was 87 ppm less than today,. 402.80

Thats only 55.5 years.

The last time Earth warmed 4-7C it took 12,500 years.

We're on a curved path to do it in 300-400 years,with 170 of them behind us.








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243. JustDucky251
11:37 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 241. CosmicEvents:


Claims history is still a big factor in El Paso, and most of the country outside of Florida. Here in Florida, we got slammed by the Geneva accords that changed the risk profile for extreme weather(apart from rising seas), and this raised every citizen's rate(and it's only gonna' get worse even with no storms), even those inland. Florida is a special case that calls for a different solution apart from backing big business a la Scott. Perhaps as per Patraps link a state subsidized insurance that would cover the first $30,000-50,000 might be a good start.
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The whole subject of home insurance and it's connection with climate change I could talk about plenty. It effects me, my neighbors, and all citizens in Florida. And it's coming to you if they change the risk profile for floods in Texas, or tornados in Colorado, or extreme rains in Pennsylvania, etc. Climate change science is real settled science, but we don't have anything near a peer-reviewed consensus on what it means weather-wise. It could mean less extreme weather in Florida, less claims from fewer and weaker hurricanes....maybe more in the mid-latitudes. In the meantime, citizens on the margins are getting priced out of Florida. As the insurance and reinsurance corporations take every opportunity to raise rates as per the more and more hypotheses. Today it's Florida....tomorrow it could be Maryland or Virginia or Texas, even inland.


Seems to me that as water levels rise, and they will, the rivers that have the least gradient as they approach their mouth are the ones most prone to having their banks pushed back. If I were to start planning, I would concentrate on those areas where flooding will push inland farthest. On the coasts one can clearly see the danger, but danger that sneaks in the back door is worse.
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242. hurricanes2018
11:31 PM GMT on July 09, 2015


wow look at the eye of this Typhoon maybe a cat 5 soon
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241. CosmicEvents
11:31 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 87. ricderr:

Claims history is a big factor in determining premiums as well.

exactly....it shows the outcome of the risk.......

Claims history is still a big factor in El Paso, and most of the country outside of Florida. Here in Florida, we got slammed by the Geneva accords that changed the risk profile for extreme weather(apart from rising seas), and this raised every citizen's rate(and it's only gonna' get worse even with no storms), even those inland. Florida is a special case that calls for a different solution apart from backing big business a la Scott. Perhaps as per Patraps link a state subsidized insurance that would cover the first $30,000-50,000 might be a good start.
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The whole subject of home insurance and it's connection with climate change I could talk about plenty. It effects me, my neighbors, and all citizens in Florida. And it's coming to you if they change the risk profile for floods in Texas, or tornados in Colorado, or extreme rains in Pennsylvania, etc. Climate change science is real settled science, but we don't have anything near a peer-reviewed consensus on what it means weather-wise. It could mean less extreme weather in Florida, less claims from fewer and weaker hurricanes....maybe more in the mid-latitudes. In the meantime, citizens on the margins are getting priced out of Florida. As the insurance and reinsurance corporations take every opportunity to raise rates as per the more and more hypotheses. Today it's Florida....tomorrow it could be Maryland or Virginia or Texas, even inland.
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240. hurricanes2018
11:28 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 PM EDT THU JUL 9 2015

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.
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239. JustDucky251
11:27 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 234. ColoradoBob1:

Global sea levels have risen six meters or more with just slight global warming

A new review analyzing three decades of research on the historic effects of melting polar ice sheets found that global sea levels have risen at least six meters, or about 20 feet, above present levels on multiple occasions over the past three million years.

What is most concerning, scientists say, is that amount of melting was caused by an increase of only 1-2 degrees (Celsius) in global mean temperatures.

Results of the study are being published this week in the journal Science.


Link


Lucy's descendents have coped with those variations for the last three million years. If we can't then evolution has found a wrong turn in us - maybe a dead end.
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238. tampabaymatt
11:26 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 197. sar2401:

That's also true in the US, but it doesn't mean there are never any home fires. There were about 41,000 dwelling fires in 2012-13 in the UK. If you can afford to replace everything you own then insurance is always a bad deal. If not, insurance might not be a bad deal. Depends on how lucky you feel. Insurance companies in the UK are regulated by the state, just as they are here. The amount of profit they can earn on things like homeowner's insurance is also regulated. You can look at their financial statements on line. While I'd be the last to argue that insurance companies don't manipulate accounting to maximize profits, there's only so much outright fraud they can commit before they caught.


Why is insurance a bad deal if you can afford to replace everything you own? Let's say, for example, I purchase a home for $300k and have enough in the bank to cover that. Then, a year after I buy the home, it burns to the ground. Wouldn't I rather have paid a year's worth of premium and get made whole than shell all of that out of my own pocket? Sorry but I don't follow your logic.
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237. hurricanes2018
11:25 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
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236. TropicalAnalystwx13
11:25 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 224. nrtiwlnvragn:

African wave train warming up?




Too bad they'll be destroyed by either the massive amounts of SAL east of the Lesser Antilles or the 70kts+ of shear in the Caribbean. ;)
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235. tampabaymatt
11:25 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
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234. ColoradoBob1
11:24 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Global sea levels have risen six meters or more with just slight global warming

A new review analyzing three decades of research on the historic effects of melting polar ice sheets found that global sea levels have risen at least six meters, or about 20 feet, above present levels on multiple occasions over the past three million years.

What is most concerning, scientists say, is that amount of melting was caused by an increase of only 1-2 degrees (Celsius) in global mean temperatures.

Results of the study are being published this week in the journal Science.


Link
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233. tampabaymatt
11:19 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
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232. Astrometeor
11:19 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 188. TropicalAnalystwx13:

The two disturbances in the Central Pacific, 91C and 92C, look like they have been tropical depressions for most of today (or in 91C's case, most of yesterday as well). Not that I expect them to be upgrading any time soon since the performances of organizations outside the NHC are subpar.





Aww come on Cody, cut Honolulu some slack. If you were a meteorologist in Hawaii...seriously...how much attention would you pay to some piddly thing in the ocean? Just because you're a bored teenager in North Carolina...
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231. tampabaymatt
11:17 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 171. yonzabam:



I wasn't aware of mortgage companies' requirements. I was thinking in terms of owning the property outright. Insurance is one of those things that gives you peace of mind until you have to make a claim. Then the nightmare begins.

I read of one homeowner whose house was flooded in the recent Somerset levels floods, here in the UK. Because she hadn't informed the insurance company of a ditch 50 yards from her house, they refused to pay out. I get more peace of mind from not having insurance, than I would from dealing with shysters and subsidising crooks.




One of my neighbors, about 5 houses down, came home about 6 months ago and her house was completely flooded due to a burst pipe. Her entire house had to be gutted to the studs. I'm sure she was pretty happy she had insurance. If you want to take the risk that nothing catastrophic will ever happen to your home, that is a dangerous gamble and I wish you the best. But, most people would rather protect themselves against this and purchase insurance. And that is why insurance works, because a large group of people pool their risk together. If everyone had your approach to insurance, the system would crumble.
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230. JustDucky251
11:15 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 229. Misanthroptimist:


Almost right. They get to decide what they regard as world records. Their decisions, of course, have no effect on reality whatsoever.


None of us has much affect on reality, but scientists must plug on to find out what the present reality is. Unfortunately, like buying a new high tech device, as soon as you have found it the data is obsolete.
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229. Misanthroptimist
11:11 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 216. sar2401:

The WMO gets to decide world records, not you or me.

Almost right. They get to decide what they regard as world records. Their decisions, of course, have no effect on reality whatsoever.
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228. JustDucky251
11:11 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 224. nrtiwlnvragn:

African wave train warming up?





Waves still not reaching SA. Won't do much until they can clear NE SA.
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227. Envoirment
11:10 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 223. JLPR2:

This gives me hope for rain in the future. The TWs are looking healthier and larger, with moisture reaching 20N near the coast of W. Africa; also compared to the last few weeks the SAL in the CATL is weaker.




The positive phase of the MJO is in the Atlantic now and should stay here for at least the next 2 weeks. So I assume that is helping to enhance some of the tropical waves and will hopefully help those tropical waves humect the eastern/central Atlantic and deliver rain to the caribbean.
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226. hurricanes2018
11:07 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
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225. hurricanes2018
11:05 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
warning!!!! severe weather in the northeast right now!!
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224. nrtiwlnvragn
11:01 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
African wave train warming up?


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223. JLPR2
10:57 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
This gives me hope for rain in the future. The TWs are looking healthier and larger, with moisture reaching 20N near the coast of W. Africa; also compared to the last few weeks the SAL in the CATL is weaker.

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222. Dakster
10:54 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
SAL and Shear tear them apart. Bermuda High just keeps them South if they should form.
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221. islander101010
10:53 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
no action in mdr? its normal especially for this mid july. what is not normal is west africas deep convection. it was like this last yr when we lost an airliner over chad. this energy should transfer over the eastern atlantic soon..
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220. 19N81W
10:45 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
There has been no shortage of waves this year but like the Caribbean as soon as they are under the influence of that epic Bermuda high and sal then evaporate

Quoting 53. tiggerhurricanes2001:

Look at that Cape Verde Wave Train!!!
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218. Envoirment
10:37 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 213. Grothar:



Precipitable water
36 hours





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217. nrtiwlnvragn
10:36 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
CMC ????


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216. sar2401
10:35 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 211. Misanthroptimist:


Nonsense. If a piece of data is out of date, it's out of date. Noting that it is out of date isn't an attack. The new high temperature was measured at a scientific research base that happens to be on a peninsula attached to Antarctica good and proper, so any such dispute is rather silly. Apparently, the WMO has a lot of paperwork to catch up on. That doesn't change the 24March2015 temperature by even a fraction of a degree. Maybe they also need to study a map. lol

Speaking of silly, I think we've both wasted enough time on this.
The WMO gets to decide world records, not you or me. That was my only point.
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215. StormTrackerScott
10:25 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Another day of dangerous lightning here. Captured some amazing shots as one bolt had 6 legs coming down from the main trunk and yes I said trunk as the thing was very wide.
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214. StormTrackerScott
10:20 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
We got rocked on the westside of Longwood. Coming home Welch RD was flooded in spots due to all the excessive rains in this area this month and last month too.
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213. Grothar
10:13 PM GMT on July 09, 2015


Precipitable water
36 hours


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