It is déjà vu for the Azores with Gordon slamming the island chain Monday morning; the same scene played out the last time a storm was named Gordon in the Atlantic six years ago.
The strongest tropical system recorded so far in the Atlantic Basin this year collided with Santa Maria Island in the eastern Azores early Monday morning.
Gordon is losing tropical characteristics, whose latest statistics are given by the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center.
While weakening, Gordon continues to pound these islands with winds strong enough to cause power outages and cause damage to homes and businesses.
A total of 3 to 6 inches of rain is expected by the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center into Monday night with flash flooding remaining a serious concern.
All of the Azores will be battered by rough surf and pounding waves kicked up by Gordon. Beachfront homes and communities should prepare for coastal flooding.
Conditions will rapidly improve across the Azores later Monday night and Tuesday as Gordon continues its east-northeastward track, weakening into a tropical storm over the cooler waters of the eastern Atlantic.
Shown above are the impacts of Gordon across the Azores with the easternmost islands enduring the worth of the hurricane's fury.
The total demise of Gordon will then come by midweek in between the Azores and Portugal without any significant moisture reaching Europe.
The impending pounding from Gordon that awaits the Azores may feel like déjà vu to residents. The last time a hurricane was named Gordon in the Atlantic, in 2006, the Azores were once again the target.
Gordon from 2006 crossed the Azores on Sept. 19-20 as a Category 1 hurricane, producing a wind gust of 82 mph on Santa Maria island.
No lives were lost across the Azores, but minor wind damage in the form of fallen trees and power outages resulted.
Gordon from 2006, however, had more of an impact on Europe than the current Gordon will. After losing its tropical characteristics, Gordon from 2006 unleashed high wind and rain across western Europe.
Four people suffered injuries from falling debris, and 100,000 customers lost power in Spain. Another injury was reported in Northern Ireland, while gusty winds and rain affected practice rounds at the Ryder Cup golf tournament in Ireland.
Darby will continue to deliver locally heavy rain, gusty winds and rough surf to Hawaii into early Monday. But the tropical storm will provide long-term benefits.
Gusty thunderstorms will target the northeastern United States on Monday, but will fail to sweep away the baking heat wave gripping the region.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures soaring across the northwestern United States during the final week of July.
Downpours will spread from the lower Mississippi Valley to eastern and central Texas early this week, delivering needed rain but raising the concern for flash flooding.
With the heat of summer comes many unwelcomed pests, including mosquitoes, ants, fruit flies, wasps and stink bugs, into outdoor spaces and homes.
A hot day throughout the state; Columbus 104 degrees; Augusta - 106 degrees; Louisville - 112 degrees -- record high for state.
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60-mph winds ripped roofs off an apartment complex and an airplane hangar, sweeping dust and sand through the city and leaving 200 persons homeless.
North Carolina (1975)
Lightning killed 13 cows during a thunderstorm at Kenansville. Heavy rains elsewhere in the state forced the Tar River out of its banks at Greenville, causing 14 families to evacuate their homes.