Tag: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

How Big Can A Tsunami Get in Caribbean? Big Enough With A 9.0 Earthquake Behind It

SAN JUAN — The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has researchers reevaluating whether a magnitude 9.0 megathrust earthquake and resulting tsunami might also be a likely risk for the Caribbean region, seismologists reported at the SSA 2018 Annual Meeting. “Before 2004, we thought an earthquake of about 8.0 was about right for the largest we might […]

Puerto Rico Air National Guard C-130 Crashes in Georgia Killing All Nine On Board Today

THE WC-130 WAS ONCE A HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAVANNAH — A Puerto Rico Air National Guard plane crashed in Georgia shortly after takeoff today, killing nine people aboard the aging aircraft headed toward its retirement in Arizona. The plane, a WC-130 weather reconnaissance and cargo plane from Puerto Rico’s 156th Airlift Wing, has been in Savannah for maintenance […]

YEAR OF THE HURRICANE: 2017 Was A Whopper The Likes Of Which We’ve Never Seen Before, It Knocked Our Socks Off And Left Us A Little Wet

CHRISTIANSTED — We certainly aren’t going out on a limb to call the Year 2017 the Year of the Hurricane. Not when you live here. Two Category 5 storms smacked down St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix within the space of 13 days. The Virgin Islands had gone years without multiple major storms, but […]

Devastating ‘White Plague’ Smothering Coral Reefs In Southern Florida and Beyond

Brain Coral (Diploria strigosa) in Juno Beach, FL suffering from White Plague, a disease that has ravaged coral reefs in the Western Atlantic. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] MIAMI — A mysterious epidemic continues to sweep South Florida’s reefs, transforming corals into lifeless skeletons and threatening undersea structures that support tourism, provide hurricane protection and […]

NOAA Issues Spaghetti Models Of Where Invest 93L Might Strike As Tropical Storm Irma Later In The Week

MIAMI — NOAA’s National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Weather Outlook at 2 a.m. today due to an area of low pressure that could become a Tropical Storm Irma later this week. The area of low pressure, dubbed Invest 93L, is located just west of the Cabo Verde Islands. NHC forecasters say that Invest 93L remains […]

NOAA Says The Virgin Islands And Puerto Rico Can Expect More Storms In 2017 Than Originally Forecast

MIAMI — NOAA has raised the number of named storms it expects to develop in their latest 2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, warning that “the season has the potential to be extremely active.” In their August outlook update released Wednesday, NOAA forecasters said there is a high chance – 60 percent – of an above-average hurricane season, […]