Currently affecting the Turks and Caicos region, with the Bahamas in sight, Irma is continuing to head west/northwestward. It’s a Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 175 mph and gusts up to 215 mph. Irma’s strength may fluctuate slightly over the next 2 days, but it is expected to remain at either Category 4 or 5 status during this time. Hurricane force winds (74+ mph) extend 70 mph outward from the center of the storm. Storm surge, rough surf, flooding (10+ inches of rain in some affected areas), and damaging winds are the primary threats for areas within the…
We continue to watch Hurricane Irma as an intensely powerful storm, with sustained winds of 180 mph which are still making it the strongest … More »
As of tonight (9/6), there are 3 active hurricanes in the Atlantic basin. Here’s the latest, in brief, regarding the storms based on the 8 pm updates from the National Hurricane Center.
Irma is forecast to hit Miami early next week.
Hurricane Irma continues to head westward on what appears to be a track that will lead to eventual impacts in Florida by the end of the week.
The first half of September will be cooler than average.
As storms exit the area this evening, they are taking the severe weather threat with them. Cooler air flows in behind the storms and stays awhile.
We are getting hit with a double whammy for storm development today
It’s been almost two weeks since the mercury last hit 80° or higher in Fort Wayne, but that’s changing on Labor Day. A surge of warmth and humidity comes in from the southwest and some early day sunshine all will work together to push our afternoon temperatures into the mid-upper 80s by late in the afternoon.
Labor Day will be much hotter and more humid with a chance for storms.
These are the final rainfall and wind reports released from the Weather Prediction Center that occurred during the life of Harvey.
The Weather Prediction Center has put out its final advisory about the remnants of Harvey
Continuing to produce rain, and located relatively close by to us in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, Harvey is now a post-tropical cyclone. In … More »
Cool trend continues to begin September
Even though Harvey is weakening, the storm continues to pose a significant flood threat. Areas impacted include portions of west & central Tennessee, west & central Kentucky and southeastern Indiana, southern Ohio and west central West Virginia. 2”-5” of rain is expected in these areas with some isolated heavier pockets in the 6”-8” range.
Moisture from Harvey moves closer.
Heavy rain is now out of the picture for the Houston and Galveston, TX areas thanks to Harvey moving farther inland and off to the NE. While water will go down in some areas, the catastrophic flooding you’ve been seeing through various media outlets will continue to be a big issue for many in the weeks to come as all the water brought by the storm works to drain away.
Harvey continues to be a viable tropical storm this morning with 45 mph winds and is headed back to land again. Heavy rainfall will … More »
The center of Tropical Storm Harvey is positioned right off the south Texas coast in the Gulf of Mexico. It is expected to track … More »
We take a brief blog break from Tracking Harvey for an update on today’s local rainfall. A new Harvey update will be posted later this evening.