CATEGORY: TROPICAL

Catastrophic Maria engulfs Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico as a 155 mph Category 4 hurricane Wednesday morning. Maria continues inland and now has engulfed the entire island of Puerto Rico in hurricane force conditions. Wind gusts to 120 mph have already been reported along with significant flooding. Communications across the island continue to be lost...

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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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Maria rapidly strengthening as it nears Caribbean islands

History is repeating itself for the second time in just two weeks as Hurricane Maria is in a rapid strengthening phase as it churns through the Lesser Antilles. Major Hurricane Maria now has winds of 120 mph with the official forecast taking the storm to a strong Category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 mph...

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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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New storm likely to become Maria , watches issued for Lesser Antilles

Potential Tropical Cyclone 15 has developed east of the Lesser Antilles and is expected to become Tropical Storm Maria within the next day. A Tropical Storm Watch has already been posted for portions of the Lesser Antilles which is the same chain of islands that was ravaged by Major Hurricane Irma. Intensification into a hurricane...

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Lee, Maria expected to develop soon

Hurricane Season seems to be catching its breath following the departure of Irma. Yea, Jose is spinning about over the open Atlantic and still has a small risk to impact the East Coast next week but our attention is focusing back on the tropical Atlantic.   Two new disturbances have been born, Invest 96L and...

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Irma makes landfall, surge/wind still a concern through tonight

Irma continues to slowly weaken as it moves inland up the west coast of Florida just east of Fort Myers. Winds are now down to 110 mph as the motion remains north at 14 mph. Irma officially made landfall on Marco Island, Florida at 2:35 PM CT. Residents farther up the west coast of Florida...

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VIDEO: Irma poised to make landfall in SW FL later today

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VIDEO: Nightmare scenario could be playing out for South Florida

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Atlantic Basin has three hurricanes simultaneously

For the first time in seven years, the Atlantic Basin has three hurricanes simultaneously. Major Hurricane Irma is a Category 5 storm poised to impact the Bahamas and the state of Florida this weekend. Hurricanes Jose and Katia are minimal hurricanes at this time but could strengthen over the coming days. Katia is expected to...

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