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Hurricane Season 2019
« on: February 17, 2019, 09:58:08 PM »
North of the ITCZ, February 18th, 2019.  250 miles from Micronesia, Invest 92W is organizing and has been upgraded by Joint Typhoon Warning Center to Medium confidence of development.

http://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/products/abpwsair.jpg

GFS has been showing this system growing to Cat 4-5 and then blowing north as an extratropical cyclone, right up the Bering Strait and into the Arctic.

We watched the last hurricane of the season, Oscar, turned out to sea in the Atlantic and then straight into the polar cell as an extratropical cyclone.  Oscar entered the Arctic around November 1, and within days the stratospheric polar vortex began to ping pong around, a displacement which culminated in the polar vortex split and wild winter weather we are still experiencing.

It's a similar set up.  A calm, organized polar vortex at the north pole.  Incoming tropical storm.

Is it too much to anticipate, two major polar vortex disruptions in one winter?

Standard disclaimers:  GFS long range, ECMWF forecasts it much weaker, although it strengthened in the last run.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2019, 09:46:30 PM »
Invest 92W is now known as Wutip

https://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/1902.html
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019, 10:01:06 PM »

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2019, 11:20:18 PM »
Wutip has winds about 155 mph (1-min mean) now.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 10:18:07 AM »
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02W WUTIP
As of 06:00 UTC Feb 25, 2019:

Location: 13.8°N 140.2°E
Maximum Winds: 140 kt
Minimum Central Pressure: 918 mb
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Category 5 in February!

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2019, 08:58:02 PM »
WOW!

I know I have my ideas about China reducing its dimming impacts across the Pacific but surely not to the point of us seeing cat 5's in Feb!!!
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 06:10:32 PM »
Intense tropical cyclone Idai in the south-west Indian Ocean. EOSDIS Worldview. 40 deaths after the first landfall in Africa and it is going to make second.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2019, 09:00:21 PM »
Idai has a large eye, 70 km. One day before landfall.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2019, 02:29:40 AM »
Cyclone Idai: Mozambique braces for 'worst-case scenario' storm   
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47576831

People living in one of Mozambique's largest cities have been warned to expect the "worst-case scenario" as a major cyclone makes landfall.

Cyclone Idai, which is carrying winds of up to 225 km/h (140 mph), is making landfall near the port of Beira.

A storm surge of at least six metres (20 feet) is expected near low-lying Beira, a city of 500,000 people, Météo France said.

The surge could be even higher because of high tide, Météo France warned.

Heavy rains have already killed about 100 people in Mozambique and Malawi.

Beira is the fourth largest city in Mozambique and its major port sits on the mouth of the Pungwe river, that runs to Zimbabwe.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2019, 02:40:23 AM »
Cyclone Idai: More than 1,000 Feared Dead in Mozambique
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/18/cyclone-idai-death-toll-climbs-over-120-in-mozambique-and-zimbabwe

... President Filipe Nyusi told Mozambican radio he had seen “many bodies” floating in the overflowing Pungwe and Busi rivers. “It appears that we can register more than 1,000 deaths,” he said, adding that more than 100,000 people were at risk because of severe flooding.

... “The situation is terrible. The scale of devastation is enormous. It seems that 90 per cent of the area is completely destroyed,” said Jamie LeSueur of the Red Cross. “We are also hearing that the situation outside the city could be even worse. Yesterday, a large dam burst and cut off the last road to the city.”

... The cyclone will have far-reaching consequences beyond the flooding. Farmers in the region were about to harvest their maize crop when Idai hit, and many of their fields have been ruined, meaning widespread hunger in at least the year ahead.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2019, 03:31:01 PM »
Cyclone Idai: Huge Area of Mozambique Submerged   
https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-africa-47624156

An aerial survey of Mozambique's cyclone-hit province shows that a 50km (30 mile) stretch of land is under water, charity Save The Children says.

The flooding was caused after River Buzi burst its banks, it adds.   


Buzi town, which is estimated to be home to more than 2,500 children, could be under water within 24 hours, Save The Children warned.

... Floods of up to six metres deep had caused "incredible devastation" over a huge area in Mozambique, World Food Programme regional chief Lola Castro said.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2019, 01:36:23 AM »
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2019, 08:34:18 AM »

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2019, 08:50:51 PM »
Veronica has grown by 50 kt per 6 hours. :o
Current storm information
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21S VERONICA
As of 12:00 UTC Mar 20, 2019:

Location: 15.9°S 117.8°E
Maximum Winds: 60 kt
Minimum Central Pressure: 987 mb

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21S VERONICA
As of 18:00 UTC Mar 20, 2019:

Location: 15.9°S 117.6°E
Maximum Winds: 110 kt
Minimum Central Pressure: 948 mb

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2019, 02:40:49 AM »
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2019, 08:00:34 AM »
Cyclone Idai: Rescuers Race Against Time to Reach Survivors 
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/20/cyclone-idai-rising-flood-levels-threaten-mozambique-disaster-relief-effort



Aid agencies are scrambling to reach survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique as the full scale of the disaster becomes clear.

Charities say thousands of people are stranded by catastrophic flooding, clinging to roofs or stuck in trees.

In the port city of Beira aid workers say they have only two to three days of clean water left.

Mozambique President Felipe Nyusi has said more than 100,000 people are at risk. 


... "We are running out of time. People have been waiting for rescue for more than three days now. We can't pick up all the people so our priority are children, pregnant women, injured people." 



... Rescue workers, military personnel and volunteers are rushing to save thousands of Mozambicans before flood levels rise further, but with four helicopters, a handful of boats and extremely difficult conditions, have only been able to save about 413 so far.

... Trower described the difficulty of rescuing people, most of whom cannot swim, with boats, using 20-metre lines from helicopters or swimming to them in the trees. Saturday night was the most difficult because of strong currents, he said.

“Mothers were throwing their babies out from the trees to us into our boats and we were then paddling them to shore,” he said. “The water was flowing extremely fast underneath and we couldn’t get into the really strong current or we would have been washed away ourselves.”

... There is a limited window in which survivors will be able to stay alive, given that most have no access to food and clean water. 

With heavy rains still falling in the region, floodwaters are predicted to rise in the coming days, meaning more people will need to be rescued; Mozambique’s president, Filipe Nyusi, warned there could be waves up to eight metres high.

Emergency teams are shifting their focus from rescue to delivering aid and evacuating Buzi, a town of 200,000 people that is expected to be partially submerged in the coming surge.   



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... “I have never seen water rise so fast,” he said. “We were about 80km from Vilanculos where we came across this village. Everyone was in the trees and the women were throwing their babies to us. When we went back the next day, only the treetops were visible. The whole village had gone.

“There is huge urgency now to get to people. Given the size of the lake we are seeing on the satellite images we need to ask where are the people who live there.” 


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47647804
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2019, 12:39:33 PM »
I can only imagine what is happening in Mozambique. Without significant outside help this will turn into a tragedy of much bigger proportions.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2019, 03:00:47 PM »
Australia

Port Hedland could be in the eye of Cyclone Veronica for up to eight hours, authorities warn
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The system is also expected to create dangerous storm surges that are likely to cause significant flooding and could see parts of Port Hedland become temporary islands as low lying areas are inundated.

Residents head to evacuation centre

The evacuation centre in South Hedland has been filling with people.

A small army of volunteers has set up bedding and support services, while volunteers have been delivering enough food, water and toiletries to last several days.

"I just volunteered last night, we were talking about it and they didn't know how they were going to get the gear over here," volunteer Jason Maracic said.  "Me and another bloke, with two trucks, sent one to Coles and one to Woolworths just to make it a bit easier for them."

Kirk Morrison was among those staying at the centre and said having spent most of his life in the north-west, that it was not his "first rodeo" when it came to cyclones. ...
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-23/cyclone-veronica-saturday-landfall-expected/10932098
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2019, 03:05:29 PM »
Cyclone Idai: Cholera cases reported in storm-hit Mozambique

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47674253

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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned of the risk of other outbreaks, already noting an increase in malaria.

The storm has so far killed 557 people across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, but the death toll is expected to rise.

Idai made landfall near Beira with 177km/h (106 mph) winds on 14 March.

Aid workers are slowly delivering relief but conditions are said to be extremely difficult, with some areas completely inaccessible and a scarcity of helicopters.

Some 1.7 million people are said to be affected across southern Africa, with no electricity or running water in areas where homes have been swept away and roads destroyed by the floods.

The illusion that we are independent from what is going in Mozambique (and the midwest, and Australia.. you all know) is what is going to get us.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2019, 03:23:49 AM »
Aid agencies in race against time after Cyclone Idai
https://dw.com/en/aid-agencies-in-race-against-time-after-cyclone-idai/a-48034299

... The death toll will likely increase massively, with thousands believed to have died in Mozambique where flooding has created a 125-kilometer (78-mile) wide lake, devastating an area previously populated by hundreds of thousands of people. The World Food Program (WFP) declared the flood crisis a level three emergency, putting it in the same bracket with Yemen, Syria and South Sudan.

At this stage of the rescue effort, there were almost no survivors being recovered from rooftops and trees, Mozambique's disaster management agency said.

... "We are running out of time, it is at a critical point here," the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) chief Henrietta Fore told AFP news agency. She warned hygiene and safe drinking water are absolute priorities.

"There's stagnant water, it's not draining, decomposing bodies, lack of good hygiene and sanitation," Fore said. "We are worried about cholera, about malaria, because of the stagnant water."  ...


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Meanwhile, with 2 carrier groups 40 rotor-craft and water purification equipment within 1800 miles of the humanitarian disaster, plus an additional 20 transport aircraft from AFRICOM and Diego Garcia even closer - Trump does NOTHING! to help.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2019, 04:59:44 PM »
90Q is invest in the South Atlantic Ocean.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2019, 05:36:20 PM »
Related ...

Rare South Atlantic Tropical Storm May Develop In the Week Ahead   
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2019-03-23-south-atlantic-tropical-storm-brazil
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2019, 05:45:43 PM »
It's formed.
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SPECIAL WARNING
ISSUED AT 1600 UTC - SUN - 24/MAR/2019
TROPICAL STORM "IBA" WITH ESTIMATED CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 1008 HPA AT 18.5S036W AND ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WINDS 35 KT.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2019, 07:11:59 PM »
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UPDATE from our @WCKitchen team @SamBloch1 on the ground in Beira, #Mozambique! Kitchen already cooking— hundreds of meals delivered today...many more tomorrow and beyond! 100,000+ lost homes...huge need here. #ChefsForMozambique
https://twitter.com/chefjoseandres/status/1109875977105100800

Video in the tweet.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2019, 03:22:34 AM »
10,000 hot meals served by our #ChefsForMozambique team across 4 camps & shelters today! Proud of @WCKitchen leading the way, but wouldn’t be possible without incredible local support...so much need here after cyclone—soon we will be serving 50k+ per day...

https://twitter.com/chefjoseandres/status/1111058956850479105


These meals go farther than just the calories they provide. Warm food when all there is chaos around you is a great psychological and physiological relief for both rescue workers and people.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2019, 12:19:49 AM »
Small Island Damaged by Second Cyclone this Year 
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.freightwaves.com/news/weather/small-island-damaged-by-second-cyclone-this-year

It’s been a busy year so far for cyclones in the Southern Hemisphere. Australia has been hit by two major storms this March, Trevor and Veronica, that suspended dry bulk shipping around the northern coasts of the country. The world’s two largest dry bulk ports – Hedland and Dampier – are located there, and were still shut down as March 25, 2019. The two large, strong cyclones struck back-to-back in a short period of time. Major liquefied natural gas export facilities along the northwestern Australian coast have also suspended operations. All of this happening about a month before the official end of Australia’s cyclone season.

Another area south of the equator that has had recent run-ins with cyclones is the island of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean. Tropical Cyclone Joaninha came close to making a direct hit earlier this week, and continues to linger nearby as of this evening (Thursday, March 28), local time (EDT plus eight hours). At its closest point, the eye of the storm was only 50 miles from Rodrigues, which is home to about 40,000 people


https://watchers.news/2019/03/27/tropical-cyclone-joaninha-rodrigues-island-march-2019/

Joaninha trudged along, moving at a sluggish 10 mph, ensuring a drawn out onslaught from the cyclone. Winds in Rodrigues’ capital of Port Mathurin, on the north coast, gusted over 60 mph (Tropical Storm strength) for more than 30 hours. The highest recorded gust anywhere on the island was around 100 mph (Category 2 Hurricane strength).

... This is the second storm to hit Rodrigues this year. Cyclone Gelena, a storm of similar size and strength as Joaninha, passed by the island in early February. It destroyed 90 percent of its electric grid, and forced the evacuation of more than 140 people to shelters.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2019/03/tropical-cyclone-joaninha-slams-indian-ocean-island-rodrigues-190327091423484.html
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2019, 11:13:38 PM »
Cholera Is Spreading In Mozambique In the Wake of Cyclone Idai   
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/3/29/18287342/mozambique-cyclone-idai-cholera-how-to-help

... Reports indicate that there are 139 cases of cholera in the port city Beira, Mozambique, and that number is expected to rise (no cases have been reported yet in Zimbabwe or Malawi). There are no confirmed deaths from cholera so far.

If V. cholerae starts spreading, it can be difficult to control. Outbreaks usually happen when a country’s health, hygiene, and water systems break down — and that’s why they can appear after a natural disaster or amid a humanitarian crisis.

... Making matters worse “Cyclone Idai’s wreckage came on top of an already serious food insecurity situation in Mozambique,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, reports. “From September to December 2018, an estimated 1.78 million people... were severely food insecure in the country.” Those problems are now exacerbated by the storm. The United Nations World Food Programme has classified the situation in Mozambique as its highest-level emergency.

And that brings us back to cholera spreading in Beira.

“Malnutrition and cholera are interconnected,” Jamie McGoldrick, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen told the Washington Post. “Weakened and hungry people are more likely to contract cholera and cholera is more likely to flourish in places where malnutrition exists.”

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Mozambique Cholera Cases Double in 48 Hours 
https://dw.com/en/mozambique-cholera-cases-double-in-48-hours/a-48132887

Having survived a monumental cyclone and widespread flooding, people are now facing a cholera crisis. Almost a million doses of cholera vaccine are on their way, but in the meantime, the number of cases is exploding.

The number of reported cases of cholera in Mozambique has doubled in 48 hours, authorities said.

- 271 cases of cholera have been reported in the port city of Beira. Suspected cases were also reported in the hard-hit areas of Buzi, Tica and Nhamathanda.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2019, 06:22:19 PM »
One good appeal page for the victims of cyclone idai can be found here: https://donation.dec.org.uk/#/

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2019, 10:10:36 AM »
Still Reeling From Idai, Mozambique Faces Another Powerful Cyclone This Week 
https://earther.gizmodo.com/still-reeling-from-idai-mozambique-faces-another-power-1834252575



... Cyclone Kenneth is chugging from the Pacific toward Mozambique. Currently the equivalent of a tropical storm with sustained winds of about 52 mph, the cyclone is expected to strengthen in the coming days. Cyclone Kenneth is forecast to strafe the island nation of Comoros before plowing into Mozambique’s northern coast on Thursday or early Friday.

The island archipelago of Comoros could actually bear the worst impacts of Kenneth, wind-wise. The storm is expected to top out at 103 mph—the equivalent of a Category 2 storm—early on Thursday as it hits Comoros’ main island. That would make it the first hurricane-force storm in recorded history to make landfall in Comoros, according to data kept by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The 3,000-foot escarpments on the northern end of the island could help weaken Kenneth a bit before the storm strike Mozambique later that day as a strong Category 1 with winds of up to 92 mph ... But that’s where the marginally good news comparisons end. There are a number of population centers still in this storm’s path according, to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center’s forecast. They include Pemba, a city of roughly 200,000, and Palma, a small town that’s a hub of liquified natural gas exports.

As with Idai, rain is also a major concern. The storm is expected to slowly move inland, a recipe for copious rain and flooding. Up to 20 inches of rain could fall according to Bloomberg, totals that are worrisomely in line with Idai’s forecast.

Any people requiring help in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth will have to rely on a support system still overtaxed by Idai. There are still more than 77,000 internally displaced people and the United Nations reports that even a month after the storm, aid workers are finding communities that have been cut off from the outside world. A cholera outbreak fueled by the Idai’s floodwaters has affected more than 6,000. According to another United Nations report released on Saturday, “[m]any interior roads remain inaccessible, as numerous secondary roads were washed away or cut off.”
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2019, 08:11:48 PM »
Landfall for India.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2019, 08:13:26 PM »
Accumulated rainfall for the next 10 days. He's going to cross the entire south.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2019, 09:06:43 PM »
Kenneth threatens to bring extreme rains to cyclone-
ravaged Mozambique – Rapid intensification expected 

https://desdemonadespair.net/2019/04/kenneth-threatens-to-bring-extreme-rains-to-cyclone-ravaged-mozambique-rapid-intensification-expected.html

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2019, 07:53:07 AM »
Kenneth is intense tropical cyclone now. 2018-19 South-West Indian cyclone season set some new records.

15 storms. Previous highest was 14 in 1993-94.
10 tropical cyclones. Previous highest was 9 in 2001-02.
10 intense tropical cyclones. Previous highest was 6 in 2006-07.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2019, 08:06:22 PM »
Cyclone Kenneth coming ashore on Northern Mozambique coast with 120 knot (220kmh) sustained winds, 145 (270kmh) knot gusts.



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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2019, 11:05:40 AM »
Tropical cyclone One has formed in the North Indian.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2019, 08:32:11 PM »
"An unprecedented event for northern Mozambique
In records going back 50 years, far northern Mozambique has no record of storms of even minimal hurricane strength, much less a system as powerful as Kenneth. The landfall location (12°S) is quite close to the equator, in a latitude range where it becomes more difficult for cyclones to gather enough atmospheric spin to develop. Only a couple of tropical depressions and tropical storms have made landfall this far north in Mozambique or in Tanzania in the several decades of satellite coverage.
Kenneth ranks among the strongest landfalls on record for the entire African mainland. Cyclone Leon-Eline struck Mozambique on Feb. 26, 2000, with top one-minute sustained winds of 134 mph as assessed by JTWC. Off the mainland, Cyclones Hary (2000) and Gafilo (2004) both struck Madagascar at Category 5 strength, with top sustained winds of 160 mph, according to JTWC."

https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Category-4-Kenneth-Crashes-Ashore-Mozambique-Devastating-Rains-Still-Come?cm_ven=cat6-widget

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2019, 12:10:23 AM »
Parallel equatorial cyclones in the Indian and the remnant over Africa... wow! The cyclone that's forecast to impact India and Bangladesh is likely to result in another +500MB bulge that enters the Arctic via ESS (IMO).

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2019, 03:21:36 AM »
After Cyclone Kenneth, Mozambique hit by rain and winds 
https://dw.com/en/after-cyclone-kenneth-mozambique-hit-by-rain-and-winds/a-48507946

Heavy rain and winds across northern Mozambique on Friday brought warnings from the UN of "massive flooding" to come in the next few days as Cyclone Kenneth moves slowly inland over northern Mozambique.

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said it was possible 600 millimeters (almost 24 inches) of rain could fall over the next few days in some areas. This would be double the amount of rain that fell on the central city of Beira during the cyclone which hit in March.

The storm hit Mozambique just as crops including cotton, maize, soybeans and millet were about to be harvested.
It was the first storm to make landfall over the northern coast's Cabo Delgado province in 60 years.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2019, 08:21:52 PM »
India's turn.
Cyclone Fani likely to make landfall around the 3rd of May.
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« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2019, 09:51:58 AM »
Mozambique Situation 'Worse than Thought': UN Agency
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48087906

The situation in northern Mozambique is worse than thought, a UN spokesman says, days after Cyclone Kenneth ravaged the country.

The system struck the Africa nation on Thursday with winds of 220km/h (140mph) which flattened whole villages.

Around 700,000 people are now thought to be at risk in the area as torrential rains continue.

Pemba, regional capital of Cabo Delgado state, has experienced more than 2m (6.5ft) of rain and flooding.


"We are very worried because, according to the forecasts, heavy rain is expected for the next four days," Deborah Nguyen, UN World Food Programme spokeswoman, told AFP news agency.

"We expect the rainfall to be twice as much as that which accompanied Cyclone Idai," she added.

Landslides are a growing worry in the city's Mahate neighbourhood, regional Ocha authorities said, while in the Natite neighbourhood houses have started to collapse.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2019, 02:59:37 AM »

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2019, 05:39:57 AM »
Fani is a big deal, about a day and a half away. Could be more than catastrophic. Kenneth is still causing unbearable human suffering (Mozambique etc.), after Idai as well. The thing off Florida is not yet, and unlikely to become, a very big deal, except it's a mite early. For reliable information, here. A lot of meteo enthusiasts and experts post in the comment section, and during storms the leaders do a good job of updating the main Category 6 articles (Masters, Henson, et al.).
https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Widespread-Surge-Threat-Fani-Moves-toward-Northeast-India

There are floods in quite a few places and the US is having a stream of tornadoes.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2019, 05:46:30 AM »
See if I can paste this; hah, it worked! Hope it stays ...

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2019, 09:34:25 AM »
Latest data about extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani.
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01B FANI
As of 06:00 UTC May 02, 2019:

Location: 16.8°N 85.0°E
Maximum Winds: 115 kt
Minimum Central Pressure: 939 mb
This cyclone is the strongest in the North Indian basin since 2015.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2019, 10:28:17 AM »
Fani is a big deal, about a day and a half away. Could be more than catastrophic. Kenneth is still causing unbearable human suffering (Mozambique etc.), after Idai as well. The thing off Florida is not yet, and unlikely to become, a very big deal, except it's a mite early. For reliable information, here. A lot of meteo enthusiasts and experts post in the comment section, and during storms the leaders do a good job of updating the main Category 6 articles (Masters, Henson, et al.).
https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Widespread-Surge-Threat-Fani-Moves-toward-Northeast-India

There are floods in quite a few places and the US is having a stream of tornadoes.

I understand that there are large storms in progress around the world and that they are truly bad. I also know the US storm is unlikely to be big news.

While the storm I mentioned is unlikely to turn into anything of importance, I was referring more to the part where hurricanes are beginning earlier in that region of the world.... if this becomes a named storm it will be 5 years in a row of it happening before the hurricane season begins. To me, that is beginning to tell us a story of significance concerning climate change.

I will be clearer next time of the intent of the post

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #47 on: May 02, 2019, 03:17:35 PM »
Cyclone Fani looks like it is going to clobber the historical city of Puri with sustained winds of 100+ knots. The capital of Odisha (was Orissa) Bhubaneswar is not far inland and will also be affected.

Unless things have changed a lot in the nearly 20 years or so since I was there, Odisha's economy is almost entirely rural small-scale farming.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #48 on: May 02, 2019, 04:03:08 PM »
Joint Cyclone Center
#CycloneFani Advisory 17
Max Winds: 165mph
Strength: C5
MSLP: 918mb
UPDATE: Core of Cyclone Fani becomes Category 5 tropical cyclone with 165mph. Life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall also expected along the East Coast of Visakhapatnam offshore...

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Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« Reply #49 on: May 02, 2019, 05:44:25 PM »
@Rodius
Sorry, didn't mean to make it personal. I've been following Fani with my heart in my mouth, those poor people, and saw quite a bit of discussion about the Florida thing on the same board (link above, which is useful to those who want more information).

I agree, the general trend towards earlier and later is ominous ...

Another knock-on, though I don't comprehend the scientific part, is that since cyclonic activity is a way of venting excess heat both north and vertically, it's a problem that increases polar melt over time. I am absolutely fascinated by the interlocking systems.

Thanks for your reply.