Tracking the Tropics: Updates on Helene, Joyce, Isaac

Postado Setembro 15, 2018

Currently, the best chances for rain and wind in our area would be Sunday afternoon or Monday, according to NWS officials.

Meanwhile in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Olivia was close to Hawaii, where tropical storm warnings and watches are in effect, according to the Pacific Hurricane Center.

A year ago, Hurricane Harvey swamped the Gulf Coast with more than 50 inches (1.3 m) or rain in some locations, shutting a quarter of US refining capacity, leading to regional fuel shortages and pushing prices higher nationwide. On top of the storm surge, massive amounts of rain are expected.

"The bigger issue is that it will feel like 105 throughout the weekend", Bridges said.

Tropical Storm Helene is still holding on Saturday morning with winds of 70 miles per hour and speeding off to the NNE at 22 miles per hour!

Forecasters were monitoring five tropical systems in the Atlantic Basin, with the strongest, Category 4 Hurricane Florence, threatening the Carolinas.

The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday that the territory is prepared for any further developments of Tropical Storm Isaac, as well as for the remainder of the hurricane season.

Roy Cooper called Florence an "uninvited brute" that could wipe out entire communities as it grinds its way across land.

The declaration covers nearly the entire state and includes Coweta County and the surrounding area.

Some predictions cautioned not to rule out the possibility of Isaac restrengthening as it passes over the warm western Caribbean waters into the equally warm Gulf of Mexico.

"The wind was so hard, the waters were so hard, that trying to get out we got thrown into trailers".

Weather watchers will have their eyes on the skies in the coming days as Hurricane Helene creeps closer to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

She said: "Helene is moving up from the Atlantic towards us".