Winter Superstorms in U.S. and Europe (Jan 3 2018)

A powerful Nor’Easter is forming off the East Coast of the U.S., while temperatures in Florida outpace those in Anchorage, Alaska. Meanwhile powerful storms swept through western Europe, France, the U.K., Ireland, Netherlands, and Germany. One difference are the rather mild temperatures in Europe compared to U.S. Arctic cold. The storm Eleanor sweeps France with…

Winter Superstorms and Global Warming

Cyclone’ to blast East Coast before polar vortex uncorks tremendous cold late this week https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/01/02/monster-storm-to-blast-east-coast-before-polar-vortex-uncorks-tremendous-cold-late-this-week Animation of low-level wind speed showing the development of the massive circulation https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/948311209970978822 Hansen: Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/16/3761/2016/acp-16-3761-2016.pdf Midweek snow and arctic cold on the way https://www.njtvonline.org/news/uncategorized/wrath-winter-midweek-snow-arctic-cold-way All day Thursday meteorologists are going to be glued…

Kerry Emanuel: 2017 Hurricanes a taste of Future

Climate scientist Kerry Emanuel describes physics behind expected increase in storm strength due to climate change. http://news.mit.edu/2017/kerry-emanuel-hurricanes-are-taste-future-0921 Video via Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences MIT https://www.youtube.com/user/EAPSweb/videos Speaker: Kerry A. Emanuel, Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science, Co-Director of the Lorenz Center Natural disasters are the result of the interaction of a natural phenomenon…

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Extreme Flood Footage 9/21/17

Maria brought extreme rainfall amounts to large portions of Puerto Rico that caused record or near-record flash flooding. Numerous stations in Puerto Rico recorded rainfall amounts in excess of ten inches. Rainfall amounts in excess of 47 inches in 24 hours were recorded at three stations on the southwest side of El Yunque, the high…

Incredible Footage Irma at Peak Intensity Virgin Islands /w LIVE commentary

Hurricane Irma’s damages in the British Virgin Islands were extensive – during that time the storm hit peak intensity, 185 mph. Numerous buildings and roads were destroyed on the island of Tortola, which bore the brunt of the hurricane’s core. This video features footage filmed by Hubert Haciski in Road Town, Tortola http://HubertHaciski.com during and…

Sand?! Before and After Irma Florida

NASA MODIS satellite imagery reveals large amounts of newly deposited sand. Where did the sand came from? Where will it go?

Before/after #Irma shot of S Florida. Note all the sediment stirred up in the shallow waters! MODIS imagery https://twitter.com/NWSCaribou/status/907296983718748161

What a difference a week makes, Turks and Caicos before and after #Irma https://twitter.com/AstroKomrade/status/906930295495999488