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:
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.