Tag: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Dry Air, Saharan Dust Shutting Down Tropical Wave’s Chances of Blossoming

MIAMI — The tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic is beginning to show its limitations, causing the National Hurricane Center to lower its odds of development. A wave that emerged off the coast of Africa early Monday is continuing to produce a large area of disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms a few hundred miles southwest of […]

‘Fierce’ Tropical Depression Expected This Week In Atlantic

MIAMI — People in the Eastern Caribbean don’t expect severe tropical weather in August, but the Atlantic Basin could have a new tropical depression later this week. Satellite observations show a fierce tropical disturbance has emerged off the western coast of Africa and is moving west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph across the tropical Atlantic. […]

Tropical Wave Now Has A 40% Chance of Becoming Severe Weather: NHC

MIAMI — With the peak of hurricane season approaching the tropics may have woken up from their weeks-long slumber. The National Hurricane Center began projecting the formation a potential tropical system in the eastern Atlantic Ocean as a tropical wave is forecast to move off the west coast of Africa over this weekend. The NHC […]

Tropical Wave Coming Off Africa Has A 30% Chance of Becoming A Tropical Storm: NHC

MIAMI — The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season may have started slow — there have only been three named storms so far — but forecasters warned activity is still expected to be above normal. The National Hurricane Center currently is watching three tropical waves, including one in the Caribbean. Another tropical wave is expected to move off Africa’s coast later today. The National […]

As Peak Season Approaches, NHC Watches 4 Tropical Waves, CSU Monitors Ocean Temperatures

MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center is monitoring four tropical waves in the Atlantic basin, including one in the western Caribbean. No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next five days as the busiest period of the Atlantic hurricane season approaches. There have been four occasions in the past 30 years when the Atlantic has had no named storms between […]

USVI and Puerto Rico Keeps A Wary Eye On Tropical Disturbance Moving Towards Windward Islands

MIAMI — The second named system of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season could form as soon as today, but it will not be impacting the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The National Hurricane Center reports Potential Tropical Cyclone Two is west-southwest of the northern tip of the Guajira Peninsula in Colombia. It currently has […]

Schools Close In Trinidad In Advance of First Hurricane of the 2022 Season

PORT OF SPAIN — Tropical storm warnings have been issued to several Caribbean island territories as a poorly defined disturbance is projected to become the first hurricane of 2022 by the end of the week. The National Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m. advisory today said heavy rains and tropical-storm-force winds are likely to begin late tonight […]

Tropical Storm Bonnie Continues To Trundle Towards The Caribbean

MIAMI — Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1, but doesn’t usually ramp up until July or August. But an unusually early tropical storm has a strong chance to develop next week in the “main development region” of the tropical Atlantic. The potential storm is already of interest to the Windward Islands, which mark the […]

Stony Coral Disease Killing up to 94 Percent of Caribbean Coral

COZUMEL — A new coral disease is quickly circulating in the Caribbean, killing as much as 94 percent of certain types of coral species in the region, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Communications Biology.  Researchers found that an outbreak of stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD) that was first reported in Florida […]

2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins Today

MIAMI — There is an 80 percent chance that a hurricane will form in the next 48 hours from an area of low pressure located near the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said today. “This system is likely to become a tropical depression […]