Hurricane Irma Sept 1, 2017 14:57:23 GMT
Post by hebrews1135 on Sept 1, 2017 14:57:23 GMT
She is a large, beautiful storm in the Atlantic
As of Sept 4 she is way out in the Atlantic, where will she go?
Compare her beauty to Andrew and Floyd
Harvey out, Irma in
August 31, 2017 - The Tropics: Hurricane Irma has rapidly intensified into a category 2 storm. With a minimum central pressure of 979mb and maximum sustained winds of 100mph, the system was moving west, northwest and 10mph. Irma is forecast to become a category 4 hurricane with potential to reach category five status. It is still too soon to forecast track beyond the Leeward Islands, but the United States will need to monitor this one very closely into next week.
Conditions will continue to improve today as Harvey continues to lift northward, away from the Baton Rouge area. The tropical rain bands will not be as heavy and will drop from the scattered to isolated category with about 40 percent of the 13 Parish 3 County forecast area receiving measurable rain. Winds will decrease as well. By Friday, an upper level trough left in the wake of Harvey will remain in place across the forecast area, but a much drier air mass will considerably curtail convective development. A weak surface high will build in on Saturday and last through the weekend. As a result, Friday through Sunday will result in typical late summer rain coverage of 20 to 30 percent—limited to the afternoons during peak heating and maximum sea breeze interactions. High temperatures will be close to normal, in the upper 80s and lower 90s. An inverted trough and weak surface low in the Gulf of Mexico will begin to increase rain coverage into next week. The increased instability with a return of tropical moisture will allow scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop mainly inland during the days and mainly coastal during the nights. Looking beyond that, there are a number of interesting scenarios possible according to the forecast models by the end of next week. First and foremost, we may need to keep a close eye on Tropical Storm Irma. There seems to be potential for this storm to become quite strong in the Atlantic Ocean. It is not yet known what will happen from there. Second, a late summer cold front may approach the area during the middle of next week. Forecast models are hinting at temperatures running 5-10 degrees below average for the time of year, which could mean highs in the low to mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s. Humidity would take a break too. This could lead to cooler and drier weather just in time for next weekend.
Surface temperature, departure from average | via WeatherBELL
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