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Sam Still a Powerful Category 4 Hurricane in the Atlantic

Hurricane Sam is now a Category Four storm as of Saturday evening, spinning over the open waters of the Atlantic, roughly 1,000 miles east of the Leeward Islands. The eye of the storm is extremely symmetrical, showing the strength and beauty of this textbook storm. It is expected to maintain category four strength through the…

25 Sep 2021, 8:45 pm

Tropically Charged Rainfall Expected in New England this Weekend

What once was Subtropical Storm Teresa is now a post-tropical system, but it is still impacting parts of New England with enhanced rain shower activity. Teresa was our 19th named storm of the season, with a lifespan of 24 hours, dissipating Saturday afternoon. Even though the storm is post-tropical, it is still enhancing moisture potential…

25 Sep 2021, 7:09 pm

We're Running Out of Names This Hurricane Season

We're nearing familiar territory when it comes to naming tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean, that is, using up all of the predestined names. With the news that another tropical cyclone formed in the Atlantic Ocean Friday, we're crossing off another name on this year's list: Teresa. We've now had 19 tropical cyclones this season…

25 Sep 2021, 7:08 pm

More Fire Troubles in California

Several huge wildfires continue to burn across the West, putting smoke into the atmosphere and then flowing into many states. Some fires have been contained better in the last week while other newer fires continue to burn with little containment. Fire Alerts There are fire alerts across portions of the western United States and even…

25 Sep 2021, 7:07 pm

Rounds of Heavy Rain Continue in the Southwest

Monsoon moisture led to heavy, stationary downpours Saturday with beneficial rain piling up in some spots! More rounds of rain are expected through Monday in the Desert Southwest as a push of monsoon moisture moves in from the south. Monsoon season "officially" ends at the end of September, but areas of rain and moisture can…

25 Sep 2021, 7:06 pm

Next Front to Bring Heavy Rain and Snow to the Northwest

A moisture laden frontal system is headed towards the Northwest Sunday through early next week. This front will also bring a significant cool-down to the area which may lower snow levels and could lead to some post-frontal convection (thunderstorms). Hazards The Weather Prediction Center (WPC) has highlighted the Cascades and the Olympic Peninsula in the…

25 Sep 2021, 7:05 pm

Atlantic Tropical Update - Monitoring 2 Areas of Interest

It remains active in the tropics across the Atlantic Basin as the National Hurricane Center announced the name of a subtropical cyclone: Teresa on Friday which is now post-tropical. This is in addition to the already-existing Major Hurricane Sam in the Atlantic, which is not expected to be near any land areas through this weekend.…

25 Sep 2021, 2:35 pm

A Warm and Dry October through December Outlook

The latest 90 day outlook is in and warm and dry conditions are expected for many areas across the nation. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center issued the forecast covering October, November and December last week. The temperature outlook calls for warmer than average readings across most of the nation, from the East through the Southern Plains…

25 Sep 2021, 6:05 am

The North American Monsoon Season

[Arizona monsoon cloud with lightning striking the beautiful Sonoran desert in North Scottsdale. Photo by James Bo Insogna. Title: Arizona Monsoon Thunderstorm. Taken on August 15, 2016. Used under a Creative Commons license.] [From NOAA Climate written by Emily Becker]  If you live in the U.S. Southwest or northwestern Mexico, you may already be familiar with…

25 Sep 2021, 5:55 am