Hurricane Katrina Before and After Aug 29, 2005 We will Never Forget

Hurricane Katrina Before and After Photo Comparisons: Mainland Mississippi The mainland shoreline of Mississippi, located in the right-front quadrant of Hurricane Katrina, experienced one of the greatest storm surges in U.S. history. Most of this coastline stretching from Waveland through Pascagoula suffered extensive damage up to several kilometers inland from the coast. The photo pairs […]

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TS Laura Likely To Make Landfall On The Northwestern Gulf Coast As A Major Hurricane On Wednesday Or Thursday

Laura and Marco both remain strong tropical storms this morning as they move towards the US. Marco appears to be attempting to intensify this morning, and is likely to become a hurricane before arriving in Louisiana tomorrow. A full discussion of Marco’s forecast both from a meteorological perspective and from an impacts-focused perspective can be found […]

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Environmental Influences on the Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Opal (1995) over the Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Opal intensified rapidly and unexpectedly over the Gulf of Mexico between 1800 UTC 3 October and 1000 UTC 4 October 1995. During this period the storm central pressure decreased from 963 to 916 hPa and sustained winds reached 68 m s−1. Analyses that include high-resolution GOES-8 water vapor winds and European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts […]

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Invest 97L Likely To Become A Tropical Depression In The Caribbean By This Weekend, May Impact The Gulf Next Week

The tropical Atlantic is heating up right on schedule as we approach the climatological peak of hurricane season and a wave of favorable conditions passes over the basin. There are two disturbances to watch closely for development during the latter half of this week into this weekend. The first, 97L, is currently located in the […]

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