Tropical Storm Nadine has re-formed in the eastern Atlantic. Nadine is located more than 500 miles south of the Azores. The storm has sustained winds of 45 mph.
The NASA Global Hawk had been investigating Nadine earlier this week. The unmanned drone aircraft dropped weather instrumentation into the system. The data showed Nadine had reached tropical storm strength.
Fortunately, the impacts from Nadine will be minimal. The storm is not near any landmass, and it is nearly stationary. It will drift to the west very slowly over the next several days. However, atmospheric conditions will be favorable for slow strengthening. Nadine could become a hurricane later this week. Again, Nadine is not expected to impact land for at least the next five days.
For more information and additional graphics check out the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center.
After a period of above-average temperatures dominated most of the Midwest and Northeast during much of April thus far, a complete reversal in the weather pattern is evolving this week.
A new round of thunderstorms will bring the risk of severe weather across parts of Texas and Oklahoma to the lower Mississippi Valley by the middle of the week.
Due to the positive feedback, the National Weather Service has expanded their former, experimental Impact Based Warnings to include the Southern region for the spring of 2015.
As residents are far from over with the recent cold winter across the Great Lakes, Mother Nature will bring the return of snowflakes to the region this week.
Global warming and climate change, two terms that are treated synonymously in most media coverage and casual debate, have been shown to spark different reactions from the American public.
Following strong to locally severe thunderstorms in part of the South Central states at midweek, the risk of violent storms will increase over the region on Friday.
New York, PA (1993)
Heavy snow from a powerful spring storm. 10" of snow in Tully, NY 9" of snow in Binghamton, NY 9-10" of snow in Centre Hall Mountain, PA 2-3" of snow just outside of Harrisburg, PA
Louisiana to Kansas to South Carolina (1883)
Tornado outbreaks with many funnels; over 200 killed; every building in Beauregard, MS, was destroyed.
Caribou, ME (1963)
4" of snow.