Hurricane Season 2011

11/8 1700 Tropical Storm Sean: Warnings issued for Bermuda

By John Galt November 8, 2011 17:45 This will be the only update I post on Tropical Storm Sean (formerly sub-tropical) which is set to impact Bermuda tomorrow. One thing for certain; even though the U.S. has escaped a direct hit from a major storm this has been one heck of an active season. Hopefully this will be the end of it. Satellite photos will update automatically from NOAA:   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NCAR/SWFMUD MODEL PLOTS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ (click to enlarge/reduce charts) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ TROPICAL STORM ADVISORIES +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 000 WTNT34 KNHC 082034 TCPAT4 BULLETIN TROPICAL…

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10/27 0500 Hurricane Rina Update: Storm Cancel

By John Galt October 27, 2011 05:30 And that’s why these suckers are so hard to forecast. Cancun gets wet. The U.S. gets zilch. Storm cancel. This will be the final update on this thread barring a radical shift in the storm. October 26, 2011 17:45 Needless to say, tons of rain, a breeze (30-60 mph) and alcohol will not stop Fantasy Fest. In fact, it might enhance it. Models are now updated below, it has fizzled somewhat so let’s pray no one gets hurt. October 26, 2011 07:50 So far,…


Tropical Storm Philippe: No threat to the CONUS but Storm #17 in a busy season

By John Galt September 24, 2011 17:15 No further updates other than this entry as this storm is projected to become a hurricane then fizzle in the North Atlantic as a fish. The fascinating storyline though is that the season is still quite active and running far above the averages. Let’s hope this doesn’t mean October and November mean a lot of action for those of us in the Southeastern U.S.   Satellite photos will update automatically from NOAA:   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NCAR/SWFMUD MODEL PLOTS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ (click to enlarge/reduce charts) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ TROPICAL…


9/21 Tropical Storm Ophelia: A weak storm but worth watching

By John Galt September 23, 05:15 She looks like she’s fading fast and no further updates after this morning’s advisory will be posted on this storm. September 22, 2011 05:00 She looks like she’s trying to get more organized but shear is strong and the probability of a recurve out to sea via Bermuda is growing stronger. We’ll check this again tonight at 17:00 ET.   September 21, 2011 05:00 This one is forecast to be impacted by massive shear so it may not amount to much of anything if it…


Tropical Storm Maria: Getting her Act Together finally

By John Galt September 12, 2011 08:55 This will be the final update. Advisory is below. Storm does not appear to be a threat to the U.S. September 11, 2011 08:30 She’s getting her act together but after a trip through Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands it does not look like it will be a threat except possibly to Bermuda as a Category 1 hurricane. September 10, 2011 08:00 Latest report is looking like this could become a fizzle soon so let’s up. Discussion and public advisory updated below. September…


Tropical Storm Nate: Soon to sip some Tequila?

By John Galt September 9, 20111 05:10 Nate is starting to look better and appears to be a Mexico storm thus this will be my last update unless there is a dramatic shift in the models or upper air patterns.   September 8, 2011 15:45 This storm does not appear to be a threat to the U.S. despite the apparent weird model run amok during the last run. Updates will only occur once daily unless it shifts and becomes a threat to South Texas. Welcome to the teeth of the active…


Hurricane Katia: 9/7 0500 Update, down to 90 mph, starting to weaken and recurve out to sea

By John Galt September 7, 2011 07:10- Since this storm is behaving and will recurve back out to sea, this will be the final update on it unless there is a sudden change in direction. Last updates from NHC in this posting below. If you wish to follow the storm further, please consult the NHC website. September 5, 2011 17:25- Another major hurricane but thankfully this is looking as if it will recurve out to sea. I’ll continue to update until it’s no longer a threat to the U.S. New models…


Tropical Storm Lee 9/2 1700 Update: Rain and Flood threat to Louisiana

By John Galt September 2, 2011 – 17:50 ET Now that I’ve rejoined the 21st Century, the hurricane season accelerates. Pray for New Orleans folks and pray this storm does not stall. Usual and full package below. Satellite photos from NOAA will update automatically along with track updates from the NHC: ************************************************ NHC ADVISORIES ************************************************ 000 WTNT33 KNHC 022051 TCPAT3 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM LEE ADVISORY NUMBER 5 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL132011 400 PM CDT FRI SEP 02 2011 …TROPICAL STORM LEE DRIFTING NORTHWARD TOWARD THE SOUTHERN LOUISIANA COAST…SQUALLS…



Tropical Storm Jose forms near Bermuda-Storm Warnings Issued for minimal T.S.

By John Galt August 28, 2011 – 09:15 ET This is a very minimal tropical storm with little threat to life and limb thus this will be the only posting on this system. The Bermuda government has issued a tropical storm warning and that should be about the extent of the threat. The satellite photo’s below exhibit why this is such a minimal threat: NHC advisory #1 (only one I’ll be posting): 000 WTNT31 KNHC 281213 TCPAT1 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM JOSE SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER 1…CORRECTED NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL…


Irene Hits New York City as a Tropical Storm

By John Galt August 28, 2011 – 09:11 ET I smell a whole lot of “I survived Hurricane Irene” with the New York City outline in the background t-shirts heading for the donation bin…. 0900 EDT update from the NHC: 000 WTNT64 KNHC 281302 TCUAT4 TROPICAL STORM IRENE TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092011 900 AM EDT SUN AUG 28 2011 …CENTER OF IRENE MOVES OVER NEW YORK CITY… REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT AND NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATE THAT THE CENTER…


Irene + Social Media + NYC = Hilarity Ensues

By John Galt August 27, 2011 – 21:00 ET Irene is only a Cat 1 hurricane but thankfully it is strong enough to sit there and illustrate the idiocy of New York City and why I continue to the call to insist that if there is a God the movie “Escape from New York” will one day become a documentary. President Obama if you want to cure the unemployment problem, build that damned wall. Meanwhile, as the storm heads up the east coast, here is a sampling of tweets which illustrate…



Let the Irene Drama Queen Tweets Begin

By John Galt August 27, 2011 – 16:30 ET As the mainstream media hypes up the nine now 6 foot storm surge of Hurricane Irene, a quick reminder: Katrina’s surge was: 29 FEET Thus I’m not going to get excited about this as the only problems this should cause will be from freak accidents or the cleansing of the gene pool as Darwin Award winners claim their prize. Hurricanes are survivable storms but for some reason people insist on ignoring the warnings or acting like drunk asses. A prime example of…


8/27 Hurricane Irene: Cat 1 winds down to 80 mph-Heading Back into the Atlantic

By John Galt UPDATED 8/27 22:53 – No update yet from the NHC but the 0500 news will be more important. In the mean time, here’s the NYC radar…. UPDATED 8/27 17:00 – Instead of burying it below, here is the latest update as the storm is set to emerge back into the Atlantic and possibly get a little bit more energy and fuel to increase the storm strength slightly overnight. 000 WTNT34 KNHC 272055 TCPAT4 BULLETIN HURRICANE IRENE ADVISORY NUMBER 30 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092011 500 PM…


North Carolina Hurricane Checklist vs. Florida Hurricane Checklist

By John Galt August 25, 2011 – 17:05 ET This hurricane disaster checklist comparison is for primarily coastal residents but in the event of a large storm, could apply to those in the interior of a state if the storm is strong and large enough. From the NHC website, which is pretty much the same as the North Carolina checklist: Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days Food – at least enough for 3 to 7 days — non-perishable packaged or canned food /…


Tropical Storm Harvey: Central American Rain Event

By John Galt August 19, 2011 Only update for this storm folks as it is a Central American event. Pray for those poor people as it could get ugly with mudslides and flooding. 000 WTNT33 KNHC 192353 TCPAT3 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM HARVEY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 4A NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL082011 800 PM EDT FRI AUG 19 2011 …AIRCRAFT FINDS HARVEY JUST NORTH OF THE COAST OF HONDURAS… SUMMARY OF 800 PM EDT…0000 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…16.1N 84.6W ABOUT 130 MI…210 KM E OF ISLA ROATAN HONDURAS ABOUT 255 MI…415…


7th Tropical Storm of Season forms: Bermuda meet Gert

By John Galt August 14, 2011 – 15:20 ET The seventh named storm of the season has formed but Gert is no threat to the US and more like an afternoon annoyance to the well prepared citizens of Bermuda. Enjoy the wind and rain my friends and listeners on the Rock. This will be the only thread on the storm and advisory I shall post, and as usual, the NHC satellite photos will update automatically. And the infrared version: Here is the most recent advisory from the NHC: 000 WTNT22 KNHC…


Tropical Storm Franklin: No threat unless your name is Flipper

By John Galt August 13, 2011 – 09:00 ET   This is not a threat to the U.S. so this will be the only advisory I post. I just find it interesting that the season has now really started to crank up with other areas as threats as this Mariner’s Rule map demonstrates: 000 WTNT31 KNHC 130837 TCPAT1 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN ADVISORY NUMBER 3 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL062011 500 AM EDT SAT AUG 13 2011 …THE SIXTH TROPICAL STORM OF THE 2011 ATLANTIC SEASON FORMS…NO THREAT TO…


8/4 0500 ET Tropical Storm Emily is driving forecasters nuts

By John Galt August 4, 2011 Here we go again boys and girls as 91L grew up while I was on the air. The storm appears to be somewhat more interesting now with the path but model forecasts are still way to early to be precise. 8/4 1700ET update:  And just like that, poof, it’s gone…. Satellite photos will update automatically… Infrared view: Tracking Map/Watches/Warnings from the NHC:   From the Southwest Florida Water Management District model page: (CLICK TO ENLARGE/REDUCE) From Colorado State University’s model page: (CLICK TO ENLARGE/REDUCE) LATEST…


Tropical Season Heats Up: Invest 91L 100% chance of development

By John Galt July 30, 2011 It would appear that July might mew out like a kitten with a very weak storm named Don, but with the activity picking up in the Atlantic basin August could be roaring in like 2005. I personally hope not because who wants to go through that again. From the National Hurricane Center in Miami: (CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE or REDUCE SIZE) This will probably be the last satellite photo for this thread we’ll see today before I start a Tropical Storm/Hurricane Emily thread:…


Tropical Storm Don: Tropical Storm Warnings Issued for Texas

By John Galt July 28, 2011 Pictures will refresh automatically from the original sources. LATEST NEXRAD RADAR  FROM BROWNSVILLE, TX RADAR:   1600 CDT ADVISORY FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER:000 WTNT34 KNHC 292035 TCPAT4BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM DON ADVISORY NUMBER 9 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042011 400 PM CDT FRI JUL 29 2011…CENTER OF DON APPROACHING THE COAST OF SOUTH TEXAS…RAINBANDS SPREADING ONSHORE…SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…26.9N 96.2W ABOUT 95 MI…155 KM SE OF CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS ABOUT 105 MI…170 KM NE OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED…


7/18 1700 EDT Update: Tropical Storm Bret Moving NNE and Strenghtening

By John Galt July 18, 2011 *******  If it moves further out to see with no indication of moving towards the North, coverage will cease at 1700 tomorrow if it is no threat to the U.S. ******* Tropical Storm Bret, Public Advisory 5 1700 EDT: 000 WTNT32 KNHC 182056 TCPAT2 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM BRET ADVISORY NUMBER 5 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022011 500 PM EDT MON JUL 18 2011 …BRET STRENGTHENS AS IT HEADS AWAY FROM THE BAHAMAS… SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…28.3N 77.0W ABOUT 130…



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