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Model forecasts for the track of Tropical Storm Maria. Image provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Maria is the Bigger Threat to Land, not Jose

We’re in the peak of hurricane season now, and as you’d expect, the tropics are getting active, with two tropical storms and a hurricane in the Atlantic, but the biggest threat to land is not the one that’s been advertised for the past few days. With Irma dissipating over land a few days ago, Jose … Continue reading Maria is the Bigger Threat to Land, not Jose

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Satellite loop showing from left to right, Hurricanes Katia, Irma, and Jose. Loop provided by NOAA.

Irma Heads for Florida, Jose for Barbuda, and Katia for Mexico

The last few weeks have felt a lot like a Hollywood disaster movie, but not only have the disasters been real, they’re going to get worse in the next few days. As of 11pm Friday, Hurricane Irma had regained Category 5 strength with maximum sustained winds near 160 mph. It was centered about 300 miles south-southeast of … Continue reading Irma Heads for Florida, Jose for Barbuda, and Katia for Mexico

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Visible Satellite photo of Hurricane Irma early Wednesday afternoon. Image provided by the College of DuPage.

Irma Slams the Antilles and Virgin Islands, Jose and Katia Also Bear Watching

While Hurricane Irma is rightfully grabbing all the attention, there are two other tropical storms that could be threats to land in the coming days.   After moving across Barbuda, St. Barts, and St. Martin overnight, the eye of Hurricane Irma was moving across the British Virgin Islands early Wednesday afternoon. When Irma moved across … Continue reading Irma Slams the Antilles and Virgin Islands, Jose and Katia Also Bear Watching

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Where Will Irma Go?

After dominating the headlines for a week and a half, Harvey will finally bid adieu to the United States this weekend. However, Hurricane Irma is about to take center stage, and will likely remain in the spotlight for a while.   The remains of what was once Hurricane Harvey are moving into Kentucky this evening, producing … Continue reading Where Will Irma Go?

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Harvey Batters Texas, Irma Forming Near the Southeast?

Record rainfall and catastrophic flooding continue across Texas today, especially in the Houston metropolitan area, and things won’t improve much any time soon. As of midday Monday, Tropical Storm Harvey was centered close to the Texas coastline near Port O’Connor, drifting southeastward at 5 mph. This motion will bring the center of Harvey back out … Continue reading Harvey Batters Texas, Irma Forming Near the Southeast?

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