POSTS BY: SCOTT GUIDRY

Fall is on the return

As we head into the new work week, we’ll be treated to cooler temperatures once again, but first we have to get through a round of showers and thunderstorms this weekend.  Tomorrow (Sunday) will bring our best rain chances.  Some of the storms could be strong, but severe weather is not anticipated.  The first of...

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The next area to watch in the tropics?

Can the Caribbean or southern Gulf spark next week? Now that we have passed the peak of hurricane season, we start looking a little closer to home.  Climatology suggests that long tracked hurricanes across the Atlantic are much of a lesser threat than in late August and early September.  Overall activity is also in the...

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September 22, 2017 – Day 1 of Autumn

Temperatures at 9:30pm, Friday, September 22, 2017   What’s to come…… Well, the first day of fall has come and gone, however those fall temps did not get the memo.  Temperatures across the region reached the lower 90’s today.  This will be the norm for the week to come, along with a chance of showers...

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Catastrophic situation unfolding for Puerto Rico as Category 5 Maria nears

Hurricane Maria has continued to strengthen today with her latest pressure down to 909mb.  As of this post, winds are sustained at 175mph with gusts to 210mph.  All precautions to protect life and property in Puerto Rico should now be completed. Some fluctuations in intensity are expected as Maria makes her final approach.  These fluctuations...

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The Atlantic basin goes into hyperactive mode again…

On this Saturday evening, 9/16/17, we’re monitoring three named storms across the basin.  First of all Lee should remain out to sea and not affect anyone.  Second is Jose who may get dangerously close to some of the New England states. Third is the one that has our attention, and that’s Maria.  Maria is forecast...

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Closely watching powerful Hurricane Irma

We’ve been closely monitoring each and every model product released every few hours on Hurricane Irma.  At this time, all interests the northern Leeward Islands and Bahamas need to closely monitor Irma’s progression and begin making necessary hurricane plans. The National Hurricane Center has slowly been trending their track westward over the past few advisories...

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Catastrophic flooding underway in Houston and southeast Texas

As Harvey moves very slowly to the southeast, he’s dumping ridiculous amounts of rain over southeast Texas.  What is happening in Houston is what was feared numerous days ago.  Houston is experiencing history making flooding.  Over 2,000 people have been evacuated and at least 2 fatalities have occurred so far this morning due to the...

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Eye on the tropics – Thursday Morning, 8/17

So many areas to watch across the Atlantic Basin, but will any develop?  The National Hurricane Center is highlighting 3 areas; Invest 91L, Invest 92L, and soon to be Invest 93L way out in the east Atlantic near the coast of Africa. Let’s start closer to home.  First of all, 91L looks like it’ll become...

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Tropical Update for Monday, August 14

The tropics finally look like August!  We’re in the peak of hurricane season and action is on the increase.  As of this post, Gert is still a Tropical Storm, but should become the second Hurricane of the season overnight.  No worries from Gert however, as she’ll head out to sea.   Elsewhere to the east,...

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INVEST 91L, possibly the first Major of the season?

INVEST 91L is far out in the Atlantic, just off the coast of Africa, however agreement between major global models suggest this may be our first true long tracker of the season. Before we get to 91L, Tropical Depression Eight is forecast to become “Gert” at some point today or tonight.  Gert will be of...

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