A couple of stories related to Hurricane Igor this morning... first.... did you see this image of Igor from the International Space Station? Now that's what I call a closeup!
Next, a couple of computer forecast models are saying that Igor will loop around and could hit Bermuda a second time!
While hurricanes doing loops are is not unheard of, these are only two of about 60 models that the government is running on the storm, and the other 58 (ok, 57 if you count that third one going east) say he's bound for the north Atlantic and will probably run aground at Greenland. See?
Second, the National Weather Service in San Juan, Puerto Rico says that the flooding in the Virgin Islands over the weekend was due to Igor drawing moisture northward. If you look at a Water Vapor image, you can kind of see this happening. UPDATE: Even more so you can see Igor -- and Julia -- streaming the moisture northward on this Precipitable Water Loop (still shot below, thanks Scott L.)
Cory Pesaturo tells me that Igor had the second-highest 1-2 hour wind jump during his rapid intensification (of course we don't have data in the 1-2 hour increments for older storms). He also had the fourth highest 12- and 24-hour wind jump.
And finally, check out the photos from my Facebook Friend Devin T., who was at Bermuda when Igor hit:
After the extreme, widespread reports of sleet from the March 3 storm, I wondered if it might be a new record... but sleet stats are hard to come by.
The mid-Atlantic had never seen a March morning as cold as this one... the Great Lakes ice and U.S. snow cover set records, and more.
Elliot Abrams said: "Rather than centering near the I-80 to I-70 corridor, the snow was centered on the I-70 to I-64 corridors." So what he's saying is...
It's been a heck of a season, but winter is not over yet. Historic cold and snow is coming once again.
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