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160 mph Sustained Winds Approach Puerto Rico

Good morning bloggers,

Here is a visible satellite picture showing Jose and Maria early this morning:

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The island of Dominica got obliterated last night by Major Hurricane Maria.  Maria made a direct hit on this island. Martinique was hit as well, but likely not quite as bad as Dominica.   Roosevelt Skerrit, the Prime Minister of Dominica said, “Initial reports are of widespread devastation.  So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace.  The winds have swept away the roofs of almost every person I have spoken to or otherwise made contact with. The roof to my own official residence was among the first to go and this apparently triggered an avalanche of torn-away roofs in the city and the countryside.”

Major Hurricane Maria This Morning:

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This Category 5 Hurricane has winds gusting to 200 mph and Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are the next target of this deadly storm.  Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea.  It is part of the island chain that is called the Greater Antilles.  They speak English and Spanish there with Spanish being the main language.  3 to 4 million people live in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico was originally claimed in 1493 by Christopher Columbus during his second voyage.  In 1898, following the Spanish-American War, The United States acquired Puerto Rico along with other Spanish colonies under the terms of the Treaty of Paris.

What concerns me is that there are 3 to 4 million people in the path of this Category 5 hurricane tonight and Wednesday.  Maria was moving west-northwest at 9 mph this morning and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico will likely take a direct hit in the next two days.

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The Cycling Weather Pattern & These Hurricanes

Major Hurricane Harvey was directly related to Tropical Storm Cindy in the previous cycle of the pattern as described by The Cycling Pattern Hypothesis. Weather2020, LLC made a prediction for a Major Hurricane to be developing within five days of the Total Eclipse of the Sun date on August 25th and Harvey developed just as forecast, location and strength. Harvey actually passed Cindy’s path three times and both of the systems made landfall within a few miles of each other in Louisiana. Yes, it was Harvey’s second U.S. landfall, but incredible as Louisiana had gone five years without a land falling tropical storm, then suddenly two in the same season.

Hurricane Irma can be traced back through the cycles as well and Weather2020, LLC forecast the more likely south track with a potential of making it  into the Gulf of Mexico and reaching Cuba, which happened.

And, now Maria. Maria can be shown to be related to when this weather pattern first showed up in early October. Remember, we identify day 1 of this years cycling pattern as around October 7th, and this is the day Major Hurricane Matthew was approaching the Carolina coast line.  Yes, it can be shown that Matthew and Maria are likely related. It will be the subject of a follow up paper to the Cycling Pattern Hypothesis paper being submitted for publication this year.  It is just so incredible and I can’t wait to share this with our peers and the scientific community.

Now, Maria will be turning north just after the sun sets at the North Pole. Yes, the sun sets at the North Pole on the Autumnal Equinox, and then it is twilight for two weeks. Then, it finally goes dark at the North Pole right around October 5th to October 8th, or about the time we identify the beginning of the new and unique pattern according to the CPH.  Fascinating coincidence, or maybe not.

So, Maria is caught in a massive change taking place, and this may very well benefit the east coast, hopefully, as Maria is being forecast to track way off the east coast. I am not convinced of this yet, however, so let’s keep monitoring this closely.

Kansas City Weather:

1.17″ of rain fell at KCI early this morning.  Wow!  A warm front passed through early this morning. It actually acted like a real warm front. We had fog and low clouds very early this morning, thunderstorm formed near and ahead of the front and then tracked north and east. We are now into the tropical and very warm, humid air for the balance of the week through next weekend.

Thank you for sharing in this Action Weather Blog experience featuring Weather2020 and the Cycling Pattern Hypothesis. Go to Weather2020.com and join in the conversation if you want. Let us know if you have any questions. Tonight around 9 PM I will be doing a Facebook Live on www.Facebook.com/GaryLezak. Join in that conversation as well. There has been a lot of talk about Climate Change and these hurricanes. We will open that discussion again as well.

Gary

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