TROPICAL CYCLONES THAT HAVE AFFECTED THE BAHAMAS THROUGH HISTORY
The link below to the Bahamas Meteorology Department will take you to a list of all tropical cyclones of hurricane and tropical storm force that have affected the Bahamas since 1739. Each weather event can be clicked for brief details of impact and area affected
LATE SUMMER 2012 STORM & HURRICANE MAP (POST ISAAC)
LESLIE, KIRK, JOYCE, RAFAEL, PATTY
HURRICANE PATHS ON PLANET EARTH
Hurricanes. Extreme weather events that can strike anywhere in the world’s vulnerable zones. But where are these to be found? And in those zones, is there any historical evidence demonstrating that particular areas of the world are more vulnerable than others? A recent post on the very informative ABACO SCIENTIST website includes a comprehensive map of all hurricanes recorded since 1851. This map gives a clear picture of the hot-spots and danger areas.
The source is NASA and the article may be found HERE. I reproduce the map and explanation, with acknowledgement to John Nelson and IDV Solutions. Each blue link in the explanation below will take you to a new source of hurricane information, so the article is a valuable resource as a gateway to further hurricane knowledge.
EXPLANATION AND WORLD MAP
“Should you be worried about hurricanes? To find out, it is useful to know where hurricanes have gone in the past. The Earth map shows the path of every hurricane reported since 1851, Although striking, a growing incompleteness exists in the data the further one looks back in time. The Earth map graphically indicates that hurricanes — sometimes called cyclones or typhoons depending on where they form – usually occur over water, which makes sense since evaporating warm water gives them energy. The map also shows that hurricanes never cross — or even occur very near — the Earth’s equator, since the Coriolis effect goes to zero there, and hurricanes need the Coriolis force to circulate. The Coriolis force also causes hurricane paths to arc away from the equator. Although incompleteness fogs long term trends and the prevalence of hurricanes remains a topic of research, evidence is accumulating that hurricanes are, on the average, more common and more powerful in the North Atlantic Ocean over the past 20 years.”
The image below (posted previously) was shared on Facebook, but I don’t have the originator’s name. I’m sorry not to be able to identify the inventor of this ingenious hurricane warning. Every home should have one…
TROPICAL STORM ISAAC UPDATES AUGUST 2012
For updates, tracking maps & live online clips CLICK===>>> HERE
UNIVERSAL WEATHER FORECASTING IMPLEMENT
This useful and inexpensive universal weather forecasting implement flashed through on my Facebook page, unattributed. Since this gadget will hold true for any place for all time, it deserves a wider audience. Kudos to the originator, and I hope (s)he has patented the idea and will become wealthy and huge in meteorology (if not already).
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES ON NOVEMBER 14 2011
This map comes from The Weather Channel App on my phone. The App has been upgraded. I’ve only just discovered the map possibilities. It’s an interesting overview of the differences from the tropics through the temperate zones to the frankly chilly. In September I swam in a pool in Italy that was 15C / 59F (fed from mountain springs). I decided that’s my personal lower limit these days…
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE
HURRICANE IRENE – AUGUST 2011
Daily Posts on HOME PAGE between 23 Aug and 31 Aug 2011, during which I stopped adding to this page. In due course all that material will be moved to its own sub-page here as an archive.
25 AUGUST 2011: PLEASE CLICK===>>> MAIN UPDATED POST
I shall no longer be separately updating this individual page report
HURRICANE IRENE ABACO UPDATE 25 AUG 03.00 GMT
Check out the progress of Irene using STORMPULSE
STOP PRESS – CURRENT WEATHER AT ROLLING HARBOUR, ABACO, AUG 24 p.m. AS HURRICANE IRENE APPROACHES
This photograph was taken this afternoon, 24 August, at Rolling Harbour on the east coast of Abaco about 25 miles south of Marsh Harbour, down towards Crossing Rocks. Irene is about 300 miles away. Caroline Stahala, who took the photo, reports “serious wind and sea surges”. Thanks ,Caroline, for giving us an idea of what is on its way…
WEATHER NEWS FLASH
HURRICANE IRENE is en route to Abaco, expected there on Thursday 25 August (based on Marsh Harbour Hurricane Irene tracking predictions)
To check out a wide variety of trackers, forecasts, radar maps and so forth, all on one convenient page (thanks, Wunderground) CLICK===>>> IRENE
To view the dedicated tracking map CLICK===>>> Hurricane Irene : Tracking Map : Weather Underground and scroll down to the large map
To view the storm-centered satellite image CLICK===>>> Hurricane Irene : Storm-Centered Satellite Image : Weather Underground
Finally, for more technical stuff and other tracking maps, check out the ever-reliable and all-knowing Abaco weather information phenomenon that is BAROMETER BOB
WE ARE THINKING OF YOU…
(thanks to Weather Underground for this and Marsh Harbour temperature / time widget in Sidebar)
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Names of some hurricanes
Able, Judith, Betsy, Daisy, Janice, Betsy, Floyd, Andrew, Fran, Bertha, Dennis, Michelle, Frances, Jeanne, Franklin, Noel, Hanna, Bonnie
How often the area gets affected?
Brushed or hit every 1.81 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits
Once every 3.76 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on sustained winds not gusts)
2010 July 23rd Tropical Storm Bonnie hit while moving WNW with 40mph winds.
(Thanks to HurricaneCity.com for the stats)
ABACO AVERAGE TEMPERATURES & RAINFALL
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(Acknowledegement to http://www.abacos.net/weather.html)