CATEGORY: TROPICAL

Caribbean disturbance could become Philippe by this weekend

For those of us along the northern Gulf Coast, we are getting very close to putting an end to Hurricane Season 2017. As each front passes us by, the water of the Gulf of Mexico keeps cooling more and more which in turn is nudging any potential tracks for a tropical system farther and farther...

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Nate makes landfall at the mouth of the Mississippi River

Hurricane Nate made landfall at the mouth of the Mississippi River Saturday evening around 7 p.m. as a 85 mph storm. A second landfall is expected to come around midnight along the Mississippi Gulf Coast after the storm crosses the Breton Sound. Some of the latest wind gusts being reported: Offshore Venice 74 mph, Bay...

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Hurricane, storm surge watches issued for LA/MS

A Hurricane Watch has been issued from Morgan City, Louisiana to the Mississippi/Alabama border, this includes the New Orleans metropolitan area. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued from the Mississippi/Alabama border eastward to the Okaloosa/Walton County line in Florida. A Tropical Storm Watch has also been issued west of Morgan City to Intracoastal City,...

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VIDEO: Track shifts west, Gulf Coast residents start preparations

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VIDEO: Future Nate likely to be a hurricane in the Gulf

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Tropical Depression 16 develops, expected to become hurricane

The National Hurricane Center has upgraded Invest 90L to Tropical Depression 16 following morning satellite images which indicated the system is getting better organized. It is likely we are only hours away from an upgrade to Tropical Storm Nate as a hurricane hunter flight is scheduled to be in the system later today to determine...

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VIDEO: Gulf Coast residents need to monitor Invest 90L closely

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All eyes on the Caribbean, southern Gulf by this weekend

The calendar may have hit October but if today’s flooding in New Orleans is any indication, the tropical atmosphere that stays with us all summer still remains in place. Later this week all eyes will turn towards the Caribbean right near the Yucatan where an area of low pressure is expected to develop. At first...

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Two ‘home grown’ storms possible to start October

The peak of hurricane season is behind us and now that we are moving into October, the threat for a significant storm starts to slowly lessen as waters cool and those cold fronts increase wind shear. That doesn’t mean we can’t see a storm and the recent summer-like pattern across the nation should keep you...

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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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