Tracking Irma – Friday Night Update

As of 8PM EDT on Friday night, Hurricane Irma is still a category 4 storm with sustained winds of 155 mph and gusts as high as 190 mph. It’s important to note that on the Saffir-Simpson scale, which is used to categorize hurricanes, Irma has wind speeds just 2 mph below the threshold of a category 5 storm, which is 157+ mph. The eye of the storm is just 150 miles offshore of Cuba, having moved through some of the Bahamian islands on its path northwest. While there has been a slightly westward shift in the forecast track of Irma,…

Tracking Irma – Thursday night update

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.

Tracking Irma, José, and Katia – Wednesday night update

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.

Heat, humidity increase on Labor Day

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.

Tracking Harvey – Thursday night update

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.

Tracking Harvey – Wednesday night update

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.