Super Typhoon Utor Nears Luzon Coast

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*+-Utor is now a Super Typhoon with max winds of about 130 knots as it approaches the coast of Luzon and could be as strong as 135-140 knots in squalls. Landfall is still expected between 18Z and 21Z today. Utor will weaken as it crosses over Luzon, however will likely remain at typhoon strength when […]

1993 Superstorm Remembered

Satellite imagery of the "Storm of the Century" on March 13, 1993.

*+-This week, back in 1993, was one of the most intense East Coast Storms ever seen. Early on March 13, 1993 an unusually severe extratropical low moved ashore from the Gulf of Mexico hitting western Florida with hurricane force winds and a hurricane like tidal surge of up to 12 feet. Along Florida’s Gulf Coast […]

Intense Storm Affecting North Atlantic Shipping Routes [UPDATE]

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*+-UDPATE The hurricane force storm that was over the western North Atlantic shipping lanes Feb. 23rd-24th has weakened and turned northward towards Greenland, however, a second storm has developed off the US East Coast over night moving eastward and is also producing storm to hurricane force winds (50-65 knots) with waves forecast to build also […]

Storm Rages North of Scotland With 17 Meter Significant Wave Heights

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*+-An intense hurricane force storm is forecast to move from south of Iceland towards the coast of Norway on Monday with a large area of winds forces 10-12 (50-70 knots) which will cause waves to build upwards of 14 meters (46 ft.). Over the northeastern North Atlantic. This storm is not as deep as the […]

BOOM! Intense North Atlantic Storm Drops to 930 Millibars! [REVIEW]

NOAA OPC Surface Forecast 12Z 25 January 2013 showing developing hurricane force storm

*+-Last weekend saw an unusually intense hurricane force extratropical storm low over the North Atlantic.  An active weather pattern started showing up on computer models more than a week earlier and by the 21st, the official NOAA “96 hour North Atlantic surface forecast chart” showed a rapidly deepening 977mb storm low over the central North Atlantic for […]

Historic North Atlantic Storm On Track for Saturday – UPDATE

NOAA OPC Surface Forecast 12Z 25 January 2013 showing possible historic storm low.

*+-Update: The storm “bombed out” at 930mb on Saturday. For reference Hurricane Sandy was measured at 940 millibars. Update: A 1003mb low off the Middle Atlantic Coast this afternoon will move and deepen very rapidly as it tracks northeastward with winds forecast up to 50 knots this evening, reaching upwards of 60 knots by 12Z Friday and as high […]