Thursday, September 29, 2016

Matthew Forms!

Good Morning from Florida where attention is beginning to turn to Matthew, the strongest named storm in the eastern Caribbean since 2007!

Just below hurricane strength, a right turn towards the U.S. is anticipated this weekend potentially making for a interesting next week!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Julia Forms Over Land

Our CBS TV affiliate says it's been 30 years since a named storm has formed while on land. Tropical Storm Julia did just that this evening near Jacksonville, Florida.  

Friday, September 02, 2016

The streak is over!

After nearly 11 years without a hurricane making landfall in Florida, Hermine is about to break the streak.

While Tampa Bay has received a lot of rain, I am not there to enjoy.   We are in South Carolina and will see what's left of 
Hermine on Friday (9/2/16)

My neighbor lowered the pool water level for me.  From:


The rain will move out this evening as the storm makes landfall up near Tallahassee.  Tomorrow is forecast to be a complete rainout here in the Carolinas. 

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Now 15 Named Storms Predicted

Colorado State University's Dr. Phil Klotzbach & team have now increased their prediction of named storms in the Atlantic season from 13 on April 14th to 14 on June 1st to 15 on July 1st.  This makes the 2016 season predicted to be an average season, but the most active since 2012

Here's a nice summary from Carribean360.  And the official forecast from CSU

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Colin, out

Colin left us 5 inches of rain in about 36 hours.  Pool crested just below flood stage.

The usual low lying areas in Tampa Bay had their usual flooding and inconveniences. A few property owners had some damage but it was not widespread.  

This was the earliest 3rd named storm of the season so the general message being sent is this was a safe practice run should a stronger storm come up later in the summer.  

Monday, June 06, 2016

Tampa Bay CBS Affiliate News Department On the Job!

WTSP has got it going!

Jim Cantore & Colin are here

Usually not a good omen when Cantore shows up.  

"The Ballad of Jim Cantore" by Matt Hoggatt:

1.35 inches or rain yesterday.  Nothing too heavy yet.  This afternoon should be the worst of it.

Colin strengthened overnight (didn't realize hurricane hunter planes go out in middle of the night) to 50 MPH sustained winds but remains unorganized partially due to wind shear.  We remain to the south of the cone but will get some of Colin's rain & wind.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Colin is coming to town..

Tropical Storm Colin has formed as of just before 6pm ET.  First band came through this afternoon.  Tomorrow is the day here in Tampa Bay.