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Climate Prediction Center Issues La Niña Watch

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ENSO Alert System Status: La Niña Watch
Synopsis: There is an increasing chance (~55-60%) of La Niña during the Northern Hemisphere fall and winter 2017-18.

Over the last month, equatorial sea surface temperatures (SSTs) were near-to-below average across the central and eastern Pacific Ocean (Fig. 1). ENSO-neutral conditions were apparent in the weekly fluctuation of Niño-3.4 . . . → Read More: Climate Prediction Center Issues La Niña Watch

Hurricane Maria Bombards Puerto Rico, Then Moves Out Over Water Again

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The eye of Major Hurricane Maria with 150 mph winds sustained around the eye wall is nearly over San Juan, Puerto Rico as of 7:30 AM this morning.  Puerto Rico is a mountainous island with 3,000 to 4,000 foot peaks and this will help weaken the hurricane just a bit while it traverses and . . . → Read More: Hurricane Maria Bombards Puerto Rico, Then Moves Out Over Water Again

160 mph Sustained Winds Approach Puerto Rico

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

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, . . . → Read More: 160 mph Sustained Winds Approach Puerto Rico

Tracking Jose, Maria, and a Gradual Change In The Weather Pattern

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Kansas City did it again. We just experienced a completely dry first half of a month, and the second half of the month is now much wetter.  An area of thunderstorms and rain is moving across eastern Kansas into western Missouri this morning.  This is being caused by a series of weak waves aloft . . . → Read More: Tracking Jose, Maria, and a Gradual Change In The Weather Pattern

We Are Still In The Same Pattern For Two More Weeks

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As summer comes to an end we see that the drought monitor showing the exceptional drought over Montana extending east over the northern plains. Kansas City is seemingly getting surrounded as the dry weather has us surrounded, and the Pacific northwest has gotten a bit dry as well:

Today is the 19th day in a . . . → Read More: We Are Still In The Same Pattern For Two More Weeks

Less Than 25 Days From The New Weather Pattern

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Welcome to the Action Weather Blog featuring Weather2020 and the Cycling Pattern Hypothesis.  According to the CPH a unique weather pattern will be setting up and the pattern we have experienced for the past year will get wiped out.  This pattern we just experienced, and it isn’t quite done yet, has produced some rather . . . → Read More: Less Than 25 Days From The New Weather Pattern

Clouds From Irma Make It All The Way To Kansas

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A swirling band of showers and thunderstorms moved off the west coast of Africa on August 26th and then Tropical Storm Irma formed a few days later near the Cape Verde Islands. Irma strengthened into a CAT 5 hurricane as it blasted some of the islands like St. Martin with a direct hit before . . . → Read More: Clouds From Irma Make It All The Way To Kansas

Irma Weakens & Jose Is In A Holding Pattern

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Hurricane Irma made landfall on Sunday and then moved inland near Marco Island. Once Irma moved inland a steady weakening happened sparing Florida a worst case scenario.  You can see what is left of weakening Irma this morning, but also Hurricane Jose that is in a holding pattern east of the Bahamas.  Jose will . . . → Read More: Irma Weakens & Jose Is In A Holding Pattern

Major Hurricane Irma Moves Into Florida

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Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 storm, was crossing the Florida Keys this morning as I was writing this blog entry.  The eye of the hurricane was crossing Cudjoe Key near Pirates Cove and there are many homes in this area as you can see here:

Hurricane Irma:

130 mph sustained winds with gusts to 150 mph . . . → Read More: Major Hurricane Irma Moves Into Florida

Dangerous Hurricane Irma Threatens Florida

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Hurricane Irma has already been deadly and devastating over many islands on its path towards Florida. Now, where will it actually track. The hurricane is still on a steady west-northwest path and it will be making a hard turn to the north, but when will this turn take place?  The models are narrowing in on . . . → Read More: Dangerous Hurricane Irma Threatens Florida