It’s all coming together in dramatic fashion today as record snowfall threatens not only such places as Chicago who are accustomed to heavy snowfall, but places like Houston and perhaps even Corpus Christi where measurable snowfall is a rarity. Accompanying the snow, strong winds and frigid temperatures where in the South especially, temperatures will not just dip low, they dip low and stay there for several days. Wind chill readings of -20 and colder will be common.
Tag Archives: Gulf of Mexico
Today’s YourWeatherBlog entry deals with today’s nor’easter and the continuing nor’easter threat next week — which will be the fourth nor’easter in about four weeks.
The seventeenth named storm of the 2010 hurricane season is now churning around in the western Caribbean Sea. Tropical Storm Richard is located about 150 miles east of Honduras with 40 mph winds. Satellite imagery indicates that Richard is becoming better organized today, as wind shear has decreased significantly during the past 24 hours. Question is, will Richard pose a serious threat to either the Bay of Campeche or the northern Gulf of Mexico?
For the past few weeks, I’ve been discussing an upcoming pattern shift that would lead to tropical cyclone development in the Caribbean Sea between the 20th and 30th of September vs. the far eastern Atlantic (Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Igor, Julia and Lisa). Long-range models were quite supportive of this idea from early in September. […]
It’s the end of a hectic week. The clock says 5 PM and the calendar says the 3-day weekend begins right now. If your 3-day weekends are like mine, you hit the eject button and turn your back on the office while thinking of dirt biking and water skiing. Tuesday is a long way off. […]