Could Hurricane Wilma and Tropical Storm Alpha join together off the East Coast of the United States to form a Superstorm? AccuWeather.com meteorologist Jim Andrews is talking about that possibility this morning in his weather discussion (link to: free | premium | pro). Jim is a pretty level-headed fellow and is not known for outlandish public predictions. So, if he's talking about it, then it's really possible. However, he notes at the end of his article, "While this is not the most likely scenario, it is one that is in the realm of possibility." So, if it doesn't happen, it was fun to consider.
After all, it did happen on October 30, 1991.
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.
I caught an awesome lightning storm on the Dropcam at AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' office in downtown Wichita Wednesday night.
Hurricane Arthur set a number of records and caused damage across eastern North Carolina. View the storm through maps, webcams and more.
Meteorologically, Hurricane Arthur is a beautiful storm -- almost a textbook example of a hurricane, especially when the right color palettes are applied.