A frightening picture of a very unlikely tropical scenario

06z HWRF shows a possible Hurricane Nicole making landfall on Charleston. Probably will not happen. Image via Ryan N. Maue‘s site. I can’t say I didn’t jump a little when I saw this earlier today. However, it looks very unlikely that a hurricane will make landfall Friday, as the tropical system expected to become Nicole […]

The Cape Verde train is getting going

Invest 96, which may become Earl later this week. Courtesy NHC. The Cape Verde train is getting rolling. Hurricane Danielle is all the rage in the Atlantic (and rightly so), but Invest 96, which may become Tropical Storm Earl in the next couple days, is another one to watch, especially if it develops slowly and […]

Firecrackers in the Atlantic

Tropical Weather Outlook, July 4, 2010 at 8PM, via the National Hurricane Center. Nothing like checking the BlackBerry and seeing not one, not two, but four areas of potential tropical development in the Atlantic. While the storm in the Caribbean (#2 on the map above) has the best shot at developing soon, the storm near […]

Cristobal has formed

Tropical Depression Three has just been upgraded to Tropical Storm Cristobal with the 2:00 advisory. It’s moving northeast at 7 MPH and packing minimal tropical storm-force winds of 40 MPH. The good news for us here in Charleston is that all tropical storm advisories were dropped in the 11am advisory. Tropical Storm Warnings are still […]

TD 3: Knocking on the door of Cristobal?

Here’s a radar fix on Tropical Depression Three as of about 9:30 this morning from the Early Branch NEXRAD site (KCLX). It’s fairly close to Charleston, about 65 miles or so southeast of here. Movement is quite slow; drifting north and northeast at an estimated 4, but the radar loop in the last couple hours […]

Tropical Depression Three classified

Invest 96 has been classified as Tropical Depression Three as of 11:00. The center of the storm is roughly 65 miles from Charleston. The advisory classifying the tropical depression also initiated a tropical storm watch for the Charleston coastline (from Edisto to South Santee). A tropical storm warning was raised from South Santee up through […]

Is 96 close to depression status? (Updated)

Note: This is an archived post about Invest 96 in July 2008. For current information about Invest 96 in the 2010 tropical season, please see Weather Underground. Good ol’ Invest 96 is starting to tighten up and begin to show good convection around a reformed center, which means it’s pretty likely a depression could be […]