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July 2017 archive

Jul 26

A Disturbance in the Atlantic and 2 Typhoons in the Pacific to Watch

A tropical wave located at 11 am EDT Wednesday near 11°N, 25°W, about 200 miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands, was headed west at 10 – 15 mph, and has marginal potential to develop into a tropical depression early next week. Satellite images on Wednesday morning showed that the wave was embedded in the Intertropical …

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Jul 26

Quiet in the Atlantic; Active in the East Pacific

It’s looking more and more likely that July 2017 will wrap up with no additional named storms in Atlantic Basin. Only one named storm formed this month, Don. It was shredded apart by wind shear in the Caribbean and dry air kept it short-lived and weak.  Dry air has a firm grip on the Caribbean and central Atlantic Tuesday, and …

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Jul 26

Tornado in Maryland

Tornado in Maryland   GOES-16 Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images, with surface station identifiers, plotted in yellow [click to play MP4 animation] * GOES-16 data posted on this page are preliminary, non-operational and are undergoing testing *An isolated thunderstorm that was moving eastward across Maryland just after Midnight on 24 July 2017 intensified as it …

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Jul 26

No firm travel plans for the solar eclipse? Here’s what to expect if you wing it.

Have you tried to book a room for the solar eclipse, only to find that reservations are running $600 per night? Maybe all of the hotels in the city are already completely full. Perhaps you’re just going to wing it — throw a sleeping bag in the trunk and hit the road the night before. That’s …

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Jul 26

Paper on how vertical wind shear impacts surface winds in hurricanes released online in Monthly Weather Review

Summary: Scatterometers are instruments on aircraft or satellites that are used to measure wind speed and direction at the ocean surface. In this follow-up to a 2016 study, the surface wind in tropical cyclones around the world are studied using a large set of measurements from 2000 to 2011. The impact of tropical cyclone intensity, …

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