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Clouds, wind, rain, hurricane Ike and a cold front

Today has been eventful weatherwise here in Northern Indiana. Last night the remains of Hurricane Ike merged with a cold front while in the Ozark area and began picking up speed moving toward the northeast. By this afternoon the combined extra-tropical low (although my parents tell me that the air felt pretty warm, humid and [...]

Ike quick note

Over the last couple of hours it seems that a new inner eyewall has formed in Hurricane Ike that’s about 60% the size of the old eyewall. I wonder if this will translate into any higher winds…. Gotta go now. -j P.S. the NHC reports at 7pm EDT that winds are up a bit to [...]

Ike evening 9/9: becoming more organized

I wrote the following two sentences from 7:30pm to just after 9pm during breaks in my evening CS class, some of the data is outdated now that the 11pm advisory is out, but I think it’s a cool “stream of conscience”/”live blogging” sort of thing, and I think some of the analysis is sound. In [...]

Ike noon 9/8: moving out over the far northern Caribbean

As I suggested might happen earlier this morning, Hurricane Ike’s refusal to turn toward the west-northwest (as predicted by both the model consensus and the NHC) and instead continue west has resulted in the storm’s center emerging back over water in the far northern Caribbean as seen on Cuban radar (it’s kind of hard to [...]

Ike Monday Morning 9/8 update

Well, I haven’t posted about Hurricane Ike in 4.3 days for reasons that can only be described as “laziness” and or “tiredness,” I’ll let you decide which. Anyway, the storm made landfall in eastern Cuba last night as a category 3 storm, the second major hurricane to make landfall in that country in as many [...]

2am Thursday Tropics: Hanna on the move, Ike not so cute anymore

Geeze. Leave your computer for 8 hours, and what happens? A cute little category 1 hurricane in the middle of the ocean bombs out into a damn scary category 4 hurricane in a matter of hours. I kinda saw it coming, though: any storm with as good outflow as Ike had earlier today is not [...]

Atlantic Tropics 5pm Wed 9/3: Hanna on the move, Ike looking…cute

Perhaps saying that Tropical Storm (probably Hurricane by now) Ike looks really quite cute is insensitive to all those people in danger from the storm? If so, I’m sorry. But look at it: (Click for very large full-size version.) Anyway. The much less cute Tropical Storm Hanna is finally on the move and the forecast [...]

Atlantic Weather 1am Wed 9/3: it's only just beginning

The current tropics, in reverse order of threat to North America. Tropical Storm Josephine is just kinda out there not doing much (besides, you know, moving west at 10 knots an hour). It’s too early to tell yet if Josephine will ever be a threat to the USA or any part of North America for [...]

Atlantic Tropical Update 5pm 9/2: the Haiti attraction

Seriously, what did that country do to piss off the 2008 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes so much? First Tropical Storm Fay dumps tons of rain on the country, than Gustav lingers longer than expected over the country and kills a few dozen people (probably helped by all the rain Fay dropped on the country), [...]

8am Atlantic Weather check

I’m not sure “busy” even comes close to describing what’s happening in the Atlantic Ocean right now: Gustav – of course we all know what happened with that storm, it made landfall in central Louisiana and is currently causing heavy rain and flood issues in Louisiana and Texas. Hanna – is taking its sweet time [...]