Hurricane Matthew Strengthening as it Approaches Florida

Hurricane Mathew at 11am EDT 1500 UTC is once again gaining strength with max winds now at 120 knots (about 140 mph). Environmental conditions appear favorable for additional intensification today while Matthew approaches the east coast of Florida. Currently hurricane force winds extend outward abut 30-50 NM to the west and 40-50N to the east. Damaging 50 knot (58mph) winds … [Read more...]

Super Typhoon Nepartak Heads Towards Taiwan

Super Typhoon Nepartak over the western North Pacific was located about 419 NM southeast of Taipei, Taiwan and was moving towards the WNW at 16 knots. Max winds currently are estimated to be 150 knots, however, typhoon force winds extend outward only about 40 NM and 50 knot or higher winds about 60-65 NM. Forecasts suggest gradual weakening as Nepartak nears Taiwan … [Read more...]