Monday, September 19, 2005

Rita to stay south of us!?



So far so good for us in Tampa Bay. But I worry when they say the storm is NOT headed our way!

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Marga-RITA-ville!

The eighteenth tropical depression of the season also formed late Saturday night. As of 11:00 P.M. EDT, Tropical Depression Eighteen was located near 22.0 North and 69.7 West or about 95 miles east-northeast of Grand Turk Island. Movement of Tropical Depression Eighteen was moving toward the west-northwest at 10 mph with maximum sustained winds of 30 mph. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 millibars or 29.80 inches.

Tropical Depression Eighteen will strengthen over the next 48-72 hours as it continues moving toward the west-northwest. Once this system becomes a tropical storm, it will be named Rita. Heavy rains and gusty winds will move through the Bahamas over the next couple of days and the track of this system will take it very close to the southern tip of Florida by Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Warnings have been posted for the Turks and Caicos, as well as, the central and southeastern Bahamas. Hurricane Watches have been issued for the northwest Bahamas. Watches and warnings may need to be issued as early as Sunday for south Florida.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The Ophelia I remember - Can you name the movie?



The Tropical Storm Ophelia is supposed to hang off the East coast of Florida the rest of the week. Could go out to sea, cross Florida into the Gulf or head to the Carolinas.

We're keeping an eye on Opheila!!

By the way, here's a more conventional definition of Ophelia

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Ophelia could be named in next 24 hours

The disturbance off the East coast of Florida, now Tropical Depression 16, is potentially becoming a tropical storm. For the rest of this week, Miami to Jacksonville and even Orlando and Tampa Bay could be affected by at least heavy rain, potentially more!

Stay tuned!

Monday, September 05, 2005

Maria's now a Hurricane & there is lots of activity in the Atlantic

Forecasters here are saying to keep an eye on the disturbance between Miami and the Bahamas. While possible to develop, they are hoping it will just throw a lot of rain on to the Florida pennisula.

As we roll into the height of the Hurricane season there are several other waves and activity out in the Atlantic to keep a heads up on. Click here to see the Satellite Image from NOAA

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Tropical Storm Maria now churning in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Maria is located about 1125 miles southeast of Bermuda. Maria could strengthen into a hurricane by Sunday. Maria will continue on a northwest track through the weekend.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Frustrated and tired Mayor of New Orleans Explodes

Rightfully so!

Listen to the audio and/or read the transcript here

Listen or download the audio file here

USA Today article from 2000 forecasting Katrina-like effect on New Orleans