Dangerous Typhoon Bopha/PABLO approaches landfall: A History of Typhoons in Mindanao

By: AstroHurricane001, 9:37 AM GMT on December 03, 2012

In Mindanao, it's just after 5 PM on December 3, 2012. Typhoon Bopha (or as PAGASA calls it, Pablo) is slowly churning toward the southern Philippine island, packing winds of over 130 mph (210 km/h). The storm has undergone a period of rapid strengthening, after forming extremely near the equator, at 4N.

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What typhoons have struck Mindanao in the past? As it turns out, less than a yea...

Updated: 3:43 PM GMT on December 03, 2012

A reprint of my comment on Isaac

By: AstroHurricane001, 11:15 PM GMT on August 26, 2012

I don't usually reprint my comments, but I thought this storm might be important enough to need this extra announcement. It will help me to be more organized if and when I do write a full blog entry on this storm. "Hurricanes can cause hidden structural damage to your property. --WRBN.net"Historically, two storms made landfall in late August in Texas in the late 19th century and they were considered outliers. One storm was the Indianola Hurricane, which destroyed th...

Two typhoons threaten eastern China / the Atlantic and climate news

By: AstroHurricane001, 9:32 PM GMT on July 31, 2012

Storms threaten major Chinese cityWhile the Atlantic heats up, two storms of concern are in the West Pacific. Both storms could affect the Shanghai area, the largest city in Mainland China situated on the Yangtze River Delta. Typhoon Saola is expected to strengthen to a category three storm by the time it hits Fujian Province after skirting the northern edge of Taiwan:Saola is very broad and asymmetrical, throwing another element of unpredictability into the exact r...

Updated: 9:36 PM GMT on July 31, 2012

Hurricane Katia: Possible analogue storms

By: AstroHurricane001, 1:37 PM GMT on August 31, 2011

Tropical storm Katia formed last night in the Cape Verde region. As of 9:30 am EDT August 31, she is close to hurricane strength.Examining historical patternsIn past seasons, a strong hurricane has often followed behind another one that affected the US East coast. The following tracks may provide some analogy to Katia's future trajectory. Here are the criteria below.The first storm hit either the Bahamas, North Carolina or the American Northeast as a category one o...

Hurricane Irene update @5:15 pm EDT

By: AstroHurricane001, 9:15 PM GMT on August 24, 2011

Irene strengthens to a major hurricaneOriginally posted at 2115 UTC Aug 24 - last edited August 31 (no content changes)As stated yesterday while commenting on the main blog, the biggest threat for Hispanola was after Irene's center lifted north of the Windward Passage (area of ocean between Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica). Today, that famous "SW dry slot" that was weakening Irene is now over water, pushing convection into much of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. A persist...

Updated: 1:34 PM GMT on August 31, 2011

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