Meteorologically, Hurricane Arthur is a beautiful storm -- almost a textbook example of a hurricane, especially when the right color palettes are applied. To the public, though, he is a threat to lives and property, and the spoiler of July Fourth vacation plans. In this blog, I'll concentrate on the former. The latest track and impacts from the storm can be found in our AccuWeather.com coverage. Here's a shot from around 9 AM:
By 2 p.m., Hurricane Arthur had 90-mph winds and was threatening to go higher. A very impressive eye on Visible Satellite, Radar and 3-D Radar. This close to the coast, I'm impressed it's able to maintain its shape.
History was made by Hurricane Iselle this week and I have some of the most impressive images and maps from the storm.
We're monitoring a total of six storms in the Atlantic and Pacific, and some of them are record-breakers.
As is often true this time of year, the tropics are busy, with five notable named storms. Among them are three storms near Hawaii, and Bertha is back for the seventh time.
There's been a lot of news on amateur drones since I tested the DJI Phantom Quadcopter for storm chasing purposes last fall. Not to drone on, but let's take it from the top.
Today I'm pleased to announce a new suite of world radar maps and advisories from the national weather services of several countries on AccuWeather.com.
There's much ado this week about the polar vortex visiting the U.S. this week, but it wasn't long ago that we set over 7,800 cold records in July.