Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker

A single source reference on tropical weather predictions. With a traditional focus on the upper Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast we've maintained links to track all Atlantic Basin, Caribbean and eastern Pacific storm systems. We are now expanding our view to tropical storms throughout the world intending to be a comprehensive global storm tracking resource.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to all

I just want to wish all my friends and family a very Happy Thanksgiving.
With all of the issues and problems in the world, today is one day we can set it all aside and give thanks for all the blessings we do have.

Good Health

A Loving Family

A warm home

Good Food

A Lot Of Good Food


Good Football

Food Coma

Long Nap

Think not of the kitchen that needs cleaning...
Be thankful that you have the resources to mess it up in the first place.

I am a traditionalist....

I don't think there should be any Christmas advertizements or displays until Santa is brought into Herald Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade..

That's better...
Let the shopping begin!!!

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

The world has never seen such freezing heat (Telegraph)

Hat tip: Drudge Report


Simple transferring of data from previous month?!?!?
Misreading Russian temperatures while it is snowing in England and across the US?

I'm sorry, but If we challenge the great Goracle, we are labelled deniers and are ridiculed. Respected scientists have lost their funding and, in some cases, their jobs because they dared question the religion of man made global warming.

So when NASA goofs and announces the hottest October ever without checking their data and without even looking out the window, we are supposed to just accept that it was a simple mistake.

GUESS WHAT: The entire theory of man made global warming is a mistake!

A big one that will destroy the world by dumping resources foolishly instead of addressing real problems. More analysis to come...

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Paloma hits Cuba hard; heads for the Bahamas

Hurricane Paloma slammed into Cuba and Grand Cayman Island as a dangerous Cat 4 storm. Crossing the mountainous islands tore Paloma apart reducing the storm's intensity down to a Tropical Storm as it heads towards the Bahamas. Strong wind shear along with slower forward motion across Cuba has essentially torn the storm apart.

The 5 day track shows Paloma turning towards the north on Monday, with the intensity dropping further to a tropical depression.

On an island still reeling from the destruction of two recent hurricanes, early damage reports were limited. But state media said the late-season storm toppled a major communications tower, interrupted electricity and phone service and sent sea water almost a mile (1.5 kilometers) inland, ravaging a coastal community near where it made landfall.

No storm-related deaths were immediately reported.

Vicente de la O of Cuba's national power company told state television that damage to the power grid was far less than that caused by hurricanes Gustav and Ike in late August and early September.

Paloma roared ashore near Santa Cruz del Sur late Saturday as an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane but quickly lost strength, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. Forecasters said the Cuban and Bahamian governments discontinued all warnings associated with Paloma by Sunday morning.

Waves more than 10 feet (3 meters) high leveled about 50 modest houses along the coast of Santa Cruz del Sur. Civil Defense authorities said altogether 435 homes in the community were destroyed.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Hurricane Paloma becomes a dangerous Category 4 storm

Hurricane Paloma has increased in intensity reaching cat 4 status. The storm is battering central Cuba this morning (Saturday) and will be heading for the Bahamas once it re-enters the Caribbean Sea.

Instituto de Meteorologia de la Republica de Cuba

Se recomienda prestar la mayor atención a la evolución y futura trayectoria del Huracán Paloma y a seguir las orientaciones de la Defensa Civil en las provincias centrales y orientales, especialmente desde la provincia de Sancti-Spíritus hasta Las Tunas, debido a la amenaza del huracán ùPalomaù, el que comenzará a afectar a esa zona hoy sábado por la noche.

Translation by Google Translate:

It is recommended to give greater attention to the evolution and future trajectory of Hurricane Paloma and to follow the guidelines of the Civil Defense in the central and eastern provinces, especially from the province of Sancti Spiritus-up to Las Tunas, due to the threat of Hurricane ùPalomaù, which will begin to affect the area today, Saturday night.

Aviso de Ciclón Tropical.
Centro de Pronósticos, INSMET.
Fecha: 8 de Noviembre de 2008 Hora: 6:00 AM.


Thursday, November 06, 2008

Tropical Storm Paloma develops in the Caribbean; Intensifies

Tropical Storm Paloma developed yesterday and is rapidly intensifying with winds now at 60 MPH. This storm is expected to reach hurricane strength and possibly become a major Category 3 storm before making landfall in Central Cuba.

From The Sun-Sentinel (Ken Kays Storm Center)

At 1 p.m. today, Tropical Storm Paloma was quickly intensifying, as it had
sustained winds of 60 mph. It was in the Caribbean about 235 miles southwest of
Grand Cayman, moving north at 7 mph. Because the forecast track was shifted
slightly to the south, the Keys are no longer in the cone of uncertainty. The
system still is expected to hit Cuba on Sunday as a Category 2 hurricane.

Paloma is somewhat unusual, forming in November but this is not outside of normal developments. The Atlantic Hurricane Season lasts until the end of the month and 20 other hurricanes have formed during November since 1944. What has been unusual is how dead the season became in October. Since Ike there have been 7 named storms but all of these remained out to sea or shot way north.

One storm that we did not discuss was Hurricane Kyle which hit the Canadian Maritimes. This was strange indeed maintaining hurricane strength so far into the North Atlantic.

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