UPDATE: 3/25/14: This storm is going to be nuts for Atlantic Canada, possibly their worst in 10 years. And now for the wind on Nantucket...
ORIGINAL BLOG 3/24/14:
After another extremely cold morning, winter may be getting ready to go out with a bang. While most eyes are on how much snowfall would come to the northeastern United States as a result of this week's storm, meteorologists have been eyeing its extreme forecast pressure fall, to the tune of twice the threshold for rapid intensification, or "bombogenesis."
Some models are taking it down near 950 mb -- a Category 3 hurricane equivalent storm, not far from Hurricane Sandy (940 mb) but not quite as low as the U.K. storms they had earlier this winter. Here are a couple model projection maps (watch it swirl live):
Capital Weather Gang has an excellent article with more information and statistics.
Waves are expected to top 48 feet offshore from Atlantic Canada!
Two days of rare September severe thunderstorms in Pennsylvania have dropped tornadoes and funnel clouds, and I was able to chase some of them.
There are quite a few notable low pressure systems or "cyclones" worldwide today. One of them, Typhoon Meranti, is the biggest in a while.
On the evening of September 5, 1996, as Hurricane Fran approached the North Carolina coast, I embarked on my first-ever hurricane storm chase trip.
Twenty years ago, Hurricane Fran roared into eastern North Carolina, and I was there -- and I've got the VHS tapes to prove it.
Until yesterday, Hurricane Wilma was the last Hurricane to strike the state of Florida, 11 years ago.
Hurricane Irene caused over $16 billion in damage in 2011. A the 5-year anniversary, I look back on my experiences with the storm.