Tracking Irma – Wednesday morning update

Hurricane Irma continues to be a daunting storm and the main track from the National Hurricane Center has it making a direct hit on Miami and traveling up through the entire state of Florida. Tropical storm force winds could be felt in South Florida as early as Friday according to the NHC forecast. The current track has the hurricane hitting the Miami area as early as Sunday morning as a category 4 on the Safir-Simpson scale.  This track could change, however, these NHC tracks have been very accurate this year.  

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.

Tracking Harvey – Monday night update

We started tracking Harvey before the weekend began and little has changed with its position over the past few days. As a result, the Houston and surrounding metro area continues to experience the worst flooding with this storm.  Around Houston 10”-20” (and in some spots – 30”) of rain have already fallen and the National Hurricane Center continues to predict another 10”-20” between now and Thursday.