Hurricane

August 29, 2012

Hurricane Isaac Hovers Near New Orleans

It's been strengthening very slowly, but at 11:20 AM CDT yesterday Isaac was officially declared to have become a category 1 hurricane. Whilst still a mere tropical storm, here's what it did to Haiti a few short days ago:

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August 23, 2012

Hurricane Isaac Heads for Haiti

Officially Isaac is still only a tropical storm. However according to the latest public advisory bulletin from the United States National Hurricane Centre:

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…

  • SOUTH COAST OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM ISLA SAONA WESTWARD TO THE HAITI-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SOUTHERN BORDER

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October 11, 2011

Hurricane Jova to Pound Tourists and Mexico's Biggest Container Port

Unfortunately the weekend's forecast for the future of Hurricane Jova seems to be have been quite accurate. According to Reuters this morning:

Jova will make landfall on Tuesday afternoon or evening to the northwest of Manzanillo near the resort towns of Melaque and Barra de Navidad, on a stretch of coast dotted with beaches south of Puerto Vallarta.

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October 9, 2011

Hurricane Jova Threatens Major Misery in Mexico

In a break from activity in the North Atlantic, hurricane watchers like us here at econnexus.org are now suddenly turning their attention to the Eastern Pacific.  At 21:00 UTC last night the National Hurricane Center announced that:

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October 2, 2011

Hurricane Ophelia Batters Bermuda

We're a bit behind on our reporting of the progress of Hurricane Ophelia, because we've been frantically busy here in South West England launching our latest project, which is entitled "Contemporary Art in the Community". More on all that soon, but for now we must firstly apologise to Bermudan resident Tina Barnard who gave us and our other readers some extremely sound advice on how to survive if a hurricane should ever head in the direction of you and your loved ones.

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September 7, 2011

Maria Makes Her Appearance. Death Tolls Rise Elsewhere.

The September 7th overview of the North Atlantic from the National Hurricane Centre shows two red storms apart from Hurricane Katia:

North Atlantic tropical cyclone activity at 10:57 AM on Wednesday September 7th 2011

North Atlantic tropical cyclone activity at 10:57 AM on Wednesday September 7th 2011

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September 4, 2011

Surfing Professionals at Long Beach Look Forward to Katia's Swell

Back in January the Association of Surfing Professionals announced their controversial decision to hold:

The first-ever ASP World Tour stop on the East Coast of the United States,  set to take place on Long Island’s Long Beach from September 4-15. The event will offer a $1 million dollar prize purse to competitors, an amount unprecedented in professional surfing.

According to the initial press release:

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September 3, 2011

Tropical Storm Lee Drenches Louisiana

The Gulf of Mexico "Area 1" we mentioned on Thursday has now developed into the thirteenth named Northern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone. According to the National Hurricane Center's latest public advisory bulletin about Tropical Storm Lee:

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September 1, 2011

Hurricane Katia Heads West. Typhoon Nanmadol Kills 29 in the Far East.

Here's the latest NHC overview of  North Atlantic tropical cyclone activity. As predicted Katia is now officially a category 1 hurricane, and is still forecast to become category 3 over the coming Labor Day weekend.

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August 30, 2011

Katia Forecast to Become a Major Hurricane by Sunday

Yesterday I became involved in a debate over on the Economist website about "hurricane hype". The article is entitled "The Storm-clouds clear" and was based on the premise that Hurricane Irene didn't turn out to be as bad as predicted. I was definitely on the side of those expressing the view that you should:

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