Zeta expected to track toward the U.S. Gulf Coast for a potential landfall in southeast Louisiana.

Hurricane warnings are up for Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, including Cozumel and Cancun, as Tropical Storm Zeta heads northwest across the western Caribbean toward an expected Monday night landfall in Mexico as a category 1 hurricane. Zeta is predicted to move into the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday morning and make a second landfall in southeastern […]

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Another tropical cyclone could make landfall along the Gulf Coast next week

Tropical Depression No. 28 became Tropical Storm Zeta early Sunday morning, as predicted, making the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season the fastest to get to 27 named storms. The 2005 season got to 27 named storms plus one unnamed storm that wasn’t discovered until post-hurricane season analysis. Even counting that storm, 2005 would’ve reached 27 named storms Nov. 29, […]

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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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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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