The Dry Tortugas weather station I told you about earlier started sending out observations again and is currently gusting up to 81 mph with pressure dipping below 29.00" Hg, a place on our barometers where most of us have never been. You can see a graph of the winds and pressure here, courtesy of the National Weather Service.
Models have continued to trend west with Katrina today and are now pointing towards New Orleans (see below). It's still early, of course, but westward likely means stronger (more warm water to strengthen over) and our own hurricane expert Joe Bastardi has issued a major update to his blog this afternoon for our AccuWeather.com Professional users, labeling Kat-rina as a potential Kat-astrophe.
Here are a few futuristic weather-related gadget deals I've seen this week in Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
We've seen November twisters before, but the tornadoes last week were huge, fast-moving, late in the day and unusually far west.
El Nino is likely responsible for recent record flooding in Death Valley, California, and heavy snow yesterday in Reno, Nevada.
Forty years ago, a ship known as "The Edmund Fitzgerald" sank on Lake Superior during a massive storm.
Astoundingly, Socatra Island is being hit with their second Category 3 hurricane in less than a week.
The forecast was for the Northern Lights to appear in mid-latitudes this week, but it didn't happen. Space weather forecasting is tough!