WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Weather news Weather news en-us Copyright 2021, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Sun, 5 Dec 2021 HH:12:ss GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 December Temperature Outlook: Mild pattern holds for now https://www.wbrz.com/news/december-temperature-outlook-mild-pattern-holds-for-now/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/december-temperature-outlook-mild-pattern-holds-for-now/ Weather news Thu, 2 Dec 2021 4:42:50 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton December Temperature Outlook: Mild pattern holds for now

As we move towards mid-December, all forecast data points towards above average temperatures (something most do not want to hear during the holiday season).

For Baton Rouge, early December temperature averages are a high of 66 and a low of 44.

Current guidance from the Climate Prediction Center shows an above normal likelihood (60-70% chance) that temperatures will be above December averages over the next 8-14 days across the state of Louisiana.

In fact, for majority of the nation, the current weather pattern holds the trend of above average temperature days.

Does this mean that every single day for the next two weeks WILL be warm? No, but there is a higher chance that temperatures will be above the seasonal averages.

As far as precipitation goes in the southeast, we are expected to receive a normal/average amount of precipitation over the next two weeks.

For Baton Rouge, the average total precipitation amount for the month of December is 5.32 inches.

Looking at the December temperature outlook as a whole, the probability of above average temperatures holds over the state of Louisiana.

We are currently in a La Niña pattern, which typically means a warmer and drier winter here in the southeast. As of now, that is holding true as we approach the "official" start to the winter season. You can read more about La Niña patterns when you CLICK HERE.

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In Review: top storms of 2021 hurricane season https://www.wbrz.com/news/in-review-top-storms-of-2021-hurricane-season/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/in-review-top-storms-of-2021-hurricane-season/ Weather news Fri, 19 Nov 2021 5:42:29 PM WBRZ Weather In Review: top storms of 2021 hurricane season

Hurricane Season is coming to a close. It was another above average year with the Atlantic Basin once again finishing off the full, 21-name list. While the 2021 discussion will forever belong to Ida, there were a number of storms that affected the United States. The WBRZ Weather Team has listed some of the more significant systems based off of a criteria of meteorological significance, financial losses and fatalities.

#1 – Hurricane Ida: Ida made landfall at Port Fourchon on August 29 with 150 mph winds. Storm surge and extreme winds destroyed the city of Grand Isle. A staggering 172mph wind gust was recorded on a ship in Port Fourchon. Hurricane Ida maintained major hurricane status as it tracked inland through LaPlace. From there, hurricane force winds continued along the I-55 corridor to the Louisiana/Mississippi state line. In Baton Rouge, high winds brought down trees and caused power outages, but the most significant impacts in the WBRZ viewing area were felt in Ascension, Livingston, St. James, St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes. In Louisiana alone, an estimated $15 billion in damage was done. Ida went on to produce deadly flooding in the northeast, including the New York City metropolitan area. Several tornadoes touched down as well, including a rare EF3 in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. In total, an estimated $65 billion in damage was caused in the United States. Ida would also be blamed for 115 fatalities.

#2 – Tropical Storm Fred: Fred formed on August 11 south of Puerto Rico as a weak tropical storm. Fred then tracked over the mountains of Hispaniola and Cuba, causing the storm to weaken substantially, but dumping flooding rains. Fred re-gained strength over the warmer waters of the Gulf, before making landfall on August 16 over Cape San Blas, Florida with 65 mph winds. The storm would then go on to produce severe flooding across the Carolina's and tornadoes in the northeast.

#3 – Hurricane Elsa: Elsa became a tropical storm on July 1 in the western Atlantic. Elsa then went on to rapidly intensify into a Category 1 hurricane the next day. Elsa's strength was short lived, as it quickly weakened into a tropical storm, crossed over Cuba, and then tracked into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. There the storm briefly was able to re-gain hurricane status as it tracked off the west coast of Florida, causing rough surf and gusty winds. Elsa then made landfall over the big bend area of Florida as a tropical storm on July 7. The storm would later on spawn tornadoes and dump flooding rains across the northeastern United States.

#4 – Tropical Storm Claudette: Claudette was one of two storms to make landfall in Louisiana this season. The system developed into a tropical storm on June 19 as it moved onshore in southeast Louisiana. Impacts were felt across the southeast, where Claudette spawned tornadoes and produced high winds and flooding rains. Near Slidell, over 9 inches of rain fell, forcing water into homes. Claudette would be blamed for 14 fatalities.

#5 – Hurricane Sam: Sam was a long lived storm, forming on September 22 and not dissipating until October 9. Sam reached a peak intensity of 155 mph on September 26. Bermuda was briefly placed under a tropical storm watch but was spared major impacts from Sam. Using ACE (Accumulated Cyclone Energy), Sam produced the most ACE of the 2021 hurricane season and the 5th highest on record. Since the satellite era, there have only been 12 storms, now including Sam, that maintained hurricane status over 11 days.

Hurricane Nicholas also made landfall in the United States, striking Texas in September. Fortunately, it did not cause any deaths and for that reason we kept it off the list in favor of Hurricane Sam which met some impressive meteorological benchmarks. Notice that a couple of tropical storms were responsible for significant losses of property and life. That should serve as a reminder that all named systems should be taken seriously.

Thanks for trusting the WBRZ Weather Team to guide you through the difficult times in Louisiana. We will have your local forecast right on through May when preparations begin for the 2022 hurricane season.

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The longest lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years is happening this week. Here's the timing https://www.wbrz.com/news/the-longest-lunar-eclipse-in-nearly-600-years-is-happening-this-week-here-s-the-timing/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/the-longest-lunar-eclipse-in-nearly-600-years-is-happening-this-week-here-s-the-timing/ Weather news Wed, 17 Nov 2021 11:47:48 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo The longest lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years is happening this week. Here's the timing

North America will have a front row seat to the longest partial lunar eclipse for 1000 years and it's happening very early on Friday morning. The moon will slip into the Earth’s shadow and begin to glow in a deep reddish orange with all the phases of the eclipse lasting about 6 hours total. Although this is a partial lunar eclipse, 97% of the moon will be covered by the earth’s shadow.

>>Click here for pictures of the eclipse<<

The last time this happened on February 18, 1440, and it won’t happen again until February 8, 2669.

Skies will be mostly clear to offer a good view, but if you want to see it, you’ll have to stay up all night!

The partial eclipse will start at 12:02 a.m. (CST) on Friday. The peak of the eclipse will occur at 3:02 a.m. and it will end at 6:03 a.m. as the sun starts to rise.

Please send your eclipse photos to share@wbrz.com

The Highland Road Park Observatory in Baton Rouge is hosting a watch party. Click over to their website HERE for more information.

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Wanda forms in the N. Atlantic, last name on the list this season https://www.wbrz.com/news/wanda-forms-in-the-n-atlantic-last-name-on-the-list-this-season/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/wanda-forms-in-the-n-atlantic-last-name-on-the-list-this-season/ Weather news Sat, 30 Oct 2021 9:46:58 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Wanda forms in the N. Atlantic, last name on the list this season

Subtropical Storm Wanda formed Saturday night in the north Atlantic.

Subtropical means the storm has characteristics of a tropical and a extra-tropical (frontal) system.

Earlier this week, the same system caused major wind and rain impacts across the northeast United States as a nor'easter.

Wanda was the last name on the list for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

This is only the third time in history that all names have been used in one hurricane season. The other two seasons were 2005 and 2020.

If we were to get another named storm before the end of the season, we would use an entirely different list of names called the supplemental name list. That is seen in the graphic above.

The WMO (World Meteorological Organization) retired the list of Greek Names due to communication problems seen last season.

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Atmospheric Rivers - A river in the sky https://www.wbrz.com/news/atmospheric-rivers-a-river-in-the-sky/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/atmospheric-rivers-a-river-in-the-sky/ Weather news Thu, 28 Oct 2021 4:50:11 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Atmospheric Rivers - A river in the sky

An Atmospheric River is not a term you commonly hear in Louisiana but more so on the west coast.

It can be described as a river in the sky. The river is made up of water vapor and the amount of it can be equivalent to the average flow of water at the mouth of the Mississippi River!

Atmospheric rivers move inland and sweep over Mountains, causing the water vapor to rise. The water vapor then cools, creating heavy rain and/or snow.

These atmospheric rivers can be 250-300 miles wide and account for 30-50% of annual precipitation on the west coast of the United States.

Weak atmospheric rivers can bring beneficial rain or snow, but the more powerful ones can cause extremely heavy rainfall and devastating floods.

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What is a "Bomb Cyclone" https://www.wbrz.com/news/what-is-a-bomb-cyclone-/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/what-is-a-bomb-cyclone-/ Weather news Thu, 28 Oct 2021 2:30:27 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton What is a

The term "Bomb Cyclone" has been tossed around a lot this week, especially regarding the west coast storm that broke records for the lowest recorded pressure in the Pacific Northwest.

While the term "Bomb Cyclone" or "Bombogenesis" are terms used in meteorology, they can sometimes sound more like scare tactics on social media.

So, what does it mean?

Simply, it is when a mid-latitude cyclone rapidly intensifies over 24 hours and drops at least 24 millibars. Millibars are used to measure atmospheric pressure. The lower the pressure, the more powerful the cyclone is.

It is a similar process as when a tropical system undergoes rapid intensification. Expect for hurricanes it is measured by an increase in wind speed of 30 knots in a 24 hour period.

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Why your tire pressure decreases in cold weather https://www.wbrz.com/news/why-your-tire-pressure-decreases-in-cold-weather/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/why-your-tire-pressure-decreases-in-cold-weather/ Weather news Thu, 21 Oct 2021 3:42:28 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Why your tire pressure decreases in cold weather

Many of you have had this problem before. You walk out to your car on a cold morning and notice your low tire pressure light is on. Is it a flat tire? Probably not. It is more so because of a drastic decrease in temperature.

As temperatures decrease, so does pressure.

For every 10 degrees the temperature drops, your tire pressure can drop by 1 PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch). The air inside of your tire is not actually leaking. The air inside of the tire is condensing because of the cold air, taking up less space. This is usually a temporary problem and will go back to normal once temperatures heat back up in the afternoon.

Some of you may have had this occur just this past weekend when we had a cold front move through the area. Friday afternoon we reached a high temperature of 88 degrees, then overnight we had low temperatures drop 30 degrees into the mid 50s!

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NOAA Releases 2021-22 Winter Outlook https://www.wbrz.com/news/noaa-releases-2021-22-winter-outlook/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/noaa-releases-2021-22-winter-outlook/ Weather news Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:38:12 AM Meteorologist Jake Dalton NOAA Releases 2021-22 Winter Outlook

Today NOAA released their U.S. 2021 - 2022 Winter Outlook which extends from December 2021 to February 2022.

With La Niña returning for the second winter in a row, there is a higher chance for above average temperatures and below average precipitation across the southeastern United States.

In South Louisiana, there is a 50-60% chance of above normal temperatures from December 2021 - February 2022.

In South Louisiana, there is a 33-40% chance of below normal precipitation from December 2021 - February 2022.

Remember, below average precipitation does not mean it will be dry all winter. We are just more likely to receive less precipitation than what is considered average based on climatology.

The same goes for above average temperatures. La Niña patterns are known for above normal temperatures across the southern states due to the placement of the jet stream. This pattern can also create short-lived, extreme cold blasts as well (such as the February 2021 Ice Storm).

Click here to read more details on what a La Nina pattern is

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Cold front vs. Cool front? https://www.wbrz.com/news/cold-front-vs-cool-front-/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/cold-front-vs-cool-front-/ Weather news Thu, 14 Oct 2021 6:43:18 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Cold front vs. Cool front?

A cold front is defined as the transition zone where a cold air mass is replacing a warmer air mass.

Typically, the air behind a cold front is much drier and cooler than the air ahead of it. Temperatures can drop more than 15 degrees within the first hour.

There are cases, like we sometimes see in early fall or even late spring, where a "cold front" passes through bringing very little change in temperature. Sometimes you may hear a meteorologist refer to this as a "cool front" even though that term technically does not exist.

It all depends on the strength of the front. A strong front will be able transport the more dense cold air into a region of warm air. A weak front will sometimes only cool temperatures a few degrees, or just produce a wind shift from a different direction. 

Either way you slice it, a weak vs. strong cold front is a cold front because a cold airmass is still replacing a warm airmass. 

Once we head into the month of November, cold front will become more frequent across our local area.


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Near-normal activity expected in the tropics to end out October https://www.wbrz.com/news/near-normal-activity-expected-in-the-tropics-to-end-out-october/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/near-normal-activity-expected-in-the-tropics-to-end-out-october/ Weather news Thu, 14 Oct 2021 5:03:34 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Near-normal activity expected in the tropics to end out October

Overall, the tropics have been quiet so far in the month of October with no named storms impacting the United States. 

Powerful Category 4 Hurricane Sam remained out in the open Atlantic, as well as weaker Tropical Storm Victor.

There is only one name left on the list for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Wanda. 

Will we get to Wanda before the month is over? 

The experts at Colorado State University issued their short-term outlook on the tropics today (Oct. 14) and are calling for a 60% chance of "near-normal" tropical activity and a 20% chance of above and below normal tropical activity. 

The main reasoning behind a higher chance of "near-normal" tropical activity is the lack of wind shear that will be moving into the western Caribbean next week. Strong wind shear typically inhibits tropical formation. Sea surface temperatures over the Caribbean are also extremely conducive for maintaining tropical development, as this is a region that has not seen much tropical activity since Ida back in August.

During the month of October, the western Caribbean is a hot spot for tropical cyclone formation. 

Last season, Delta, Zeta, Eta and Iota all developed in the western Caribbean and went on to become major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher). 

At the moment, our two most reliable global forecast models (GFS and European) keep the Atlantic quiet over the next two weeks. The GFS has hints of tropical formation in the Caribbean in the next 10-14 days.

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For the first time ever, an ocean drone captures video inside a hurricane https://www.wbrz.com/news/for-the-first-time-ever-an-ocean-drone-captures-video-inside-a-hurricane/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/for-the-first-time-ever-an-ocean-drone-captures-video-inside-a-hurricane/ Weather news Fri, 1 Oct 2021 2:38:49 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton For the first time ever, an ocean drone captures video inside a hurricane

A Saildrone has captured video inside of major Category 4 Hurricane Sam in the Atlantic.

NOAA teamed up with Saildrone Inc. to send the drone into the hurricane to collect critical forecasting data.

The Saildrone Explorer SD 1045 has been battling 50-foot waves and winds over 120 mph. The saildrone includes a "hurricane wing" that allows it to operate in extreme winds. The video captures the winds and waves in action. 


The data collected is expected to improve forecast models that predict rapid intensification of hurricanes. Rapid intensification is when a storms wind speeds increase at least 35 mph in 24 hours.

Improved forecast models will help better prepare communities in a storms path by giving early warnings.

Jacksonville deployment of the Saildrones, courtesy of Saildrone & NOAA

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Tropical Storm Odette forms off the Mid-Atlantic Coast https://www.wbrz.com/news/tropical-storm-odette-forms-off-the-mid-atlantic-coast/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/tropical-storm-odette-forms-off-the-mid-atlantic-coast/ Weather news Fri, 17 Sep 2021 4:08:33 PM WBRZ Weather Tropical Storm Odette forms off the Mid-Atlantic Coast

Tropical Storm Odette has formed off the Mid-Atlantic coast of the U.S.

Max. winds are at 40 mph and is moving northeast at 15 mph.

Odette is forecast to strengthen into a 60mph storm by Sunday.

No direct impacts to land are expected.

For the latest tropical forecasts, advisories and information, visit the WBRZ Hurricane Center.

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Tropical Storm Mindy forms in Gulf, not a threat to local area https://www.wbrz.com/news/tropical-storm-mindy-forms-in-gulf-not-a-threat-to-local-area/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/tropical-storm-mindy-forms-in-gulf-not-a-threat-to-local-area/ Weather news Wed, 8 Sep 2021 3:18:37 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Tropical Storm Mindy forms in Gulf, not a threat to local area

UPDATE, 4PM WEDNESDAY: The National Hurricane Center estimates maximum winds to be at 40mph, and therefore, Tropical Storm Mindy has formed in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. The rest of the forecast is unchanged.

Tropical Depression Thirteen has formed in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. It will move to the east-northeast and does not pose a threat to the Baton Rouge area, or the rest of Louisiana and Mississippi.

According to the National Hurricane Center, showers and thunderstorms have become better organized in association with an area of low pressure located about 115 miles southwest of Apalachicola, Florida. In addition, satellite-derived wind data indicate that a low level circulation has formed.

After reaching the Florida Panhandle tonight, this system is expected to move across the southeastern United States and emerge over the western Atlantic by late Thursday, where environmental conditions appear unfavorable for additional development. Regardless, areas of heavy rainfall are likely across portions of the Florida panhandle and southern Georgia through Thursday, with localized flooding possible.

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A bird's Ida view https://www.wbrz.com/news/a-bird-s-ida-view/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/a-bird-s-ida-view/ Weather news Mon, 30 Aug 2021 10:04:05 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus A bird's Ida view

CLINTON - seagulls were spotted in a paved lot Monday afternoon, more than 100 miles from their natural habitat. Typically, the birds prefer coastlines of oceans, bays, and major lakes--their primary source for food. Hurricane Ida may be blamed for the unexpected relocation.   

Hurricanes have had a record of encapsulating birds in the fair-weather eye while violent winds repel them from flying through the eye-wall. As the storms move inland, gulls and other coastal fowl are at the mercy of the storm’s path and have been known to show up thousands of miles from their natural habitats. 

In some cases, such as Hurricane Arthur in 2014, weather radar can even capture the phenomenon. Initially, meteorologists were confused by its cluttered eye appearance on radar. They soon realized through dual-polarization technology that the radar was detecting objects far too big to be precipitation. After reports of bird species suddenly showing up in unusual places shortly after Arthur passed, they had an explanation. 

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Henri expected to impact New England this weekend https://www.wbrz.com/news/henri-expected-to-impact-new-england-this-weekend/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/henri-expected-to-impact-new-england-this-weekend/ Weather news Fri, 20 Aug 2021 6:57:47 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Henri expected to impact New England this weekend

Tropical Storm Henri is forecast to become a hurricane by Saturday, then begin making a track to the north towards the northeast U.S.

Henri is expected to make landfall on Long Island, NY and bring significant impacts across most of southern New England.

The most concerning threats will likely be flooding rains and storm surge, as Henri is expected to slow down on approach to land. This will create a prolonged period of impacts, especially for coastal areas.

Storm Surge and Hurricane Watches have already been posted from the South Shore of Long Island, NY, to Massachusetts’s Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island. As of Friday afternoon, Tropical Storm Watches now include New York City.

The most recent storm to make landfall in New England was Hurricane Bob in 1991. Bob made landfall in Rhode Island as a Category 2 hurricane.

Stay up to date with the tropics on the WBRZ Hurricane Center.

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July 2021 was the Earth's hottest month on record https://www.wbrz.com/news/july-2021-was-the-earth-s-hottest-month-on-record/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/july-2021-was-the-earth-s-hottest-month-on-record/ Weather news Thu, 19 Aug 2021 5:20:38 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton July 2021 was the Earth's hottest month on record

July 2021 has earned the title of the world's hottest month ever recorded, according to new data released by NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information.

NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad, Ph.D said, "July is typically the world's warmest month of the year, but July 2021 outdid itself as the hottest July and month ever recorded."

Above graphic shows other climate extremes that occurred during July 2021

Here's a look at some of the stats:

  • Across the globe, the combined land and ocean-surface temperature was 1.67°F above the 20th century average of 60.4°F. This was the hottest July since records began being kept 142 years ago. The previous record was set back in July of 2016, which was also tied with 2019 and 2020.

  • In the northern hemisphere, the land-surface temperature was the highest ever recorded for July: 2.77°F above average. This surpassed the previous record from 2012.

  • In North America, it was one of the top ten warmest July's on record. Parts of the western and northern Plains states recorded new record high temperatures for the month.

Not only were temperatures above average, the tropics were also more active than what is considered average for July. Hurricane Elsa, which made landfall in Florida, was the earliest 5th named storm on record in the Atlantic.

To read more CLICK HERE.

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Tropical Storm Henri forms, not a threat to Gulf Coast https://www.wbrz.com/news/tropical-storm-henri-forms-not-a-threat-to-gulf-coast/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/tropical-storm-henri-forms-not-a-threat-to-gulf-coast/ Weather news Mon, 16 Aug 2021 3:53:27 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Tropical Storm Henri forms, not a threat to Gulf Coast

Tropical Depression Eight has strengthened into Tropical Storm Henri. The storm was located 145 miles southeast of Bermuda as of 4pm Monday. Producing maximum winds of 40mph and moving southwest at 7mph, Henri will turn clockwise to the west over the next day or two and pass south of Bermuda. Some strengthening is possible. Henri will not affect the Gulf Coast.

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Tropical Depression Eight forms near Bermuda https://www.wbrz.com/news/tropical-depression-eight-forms-near-bermuda/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/tropical-depression-eight-forms-near-bermuda/ Weather news Sun, 15 Aug 2021 7:08:59 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Tropical Depression Eight forms near Bermuda

Tropical Depression Eight has formed northeast of Bermuda.

The system is forecast to move slowly toward the south or southwest during the next day or so, and then turn westward on Tuesday, passing near or just east and south of Bermuda. No impacts are expected to the continental U.S.

The next name up is Henri.

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What is a Potential Tropical Cyclone? https://www.wbrz.com/news/what-is-a-potential-tropical-cyclone-/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/what-is-a-potential-tropical-cyclone-/ Weather news Fri, 13 Aug 2021 4:54:15 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton What is a Potential Tropical Cyclone?

Over the past few years, you have probably heard or seen the term "Potential Tropical Cyclone" - but what does that mean?

The phrase "Potential Tropical Cyclone" is a relatively new term from the National Hurricane Center. In 2017, it was created to identify disturbances that are not yet a tropical cyclone (tropical depression, storm, or hurricane).

This allows the National Weather Service to issue watches or warnings for landfalls that are expected within 48 hours. Therefore, those living in the path are given adequate time to prepare.

Essentially, potential tropical cyclones are treated as if they are tropical depressions, storms and hurricanes, even though they have not officially developed yet.

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Tropical Storm Grace forms near the Caribbean https://www.wbrz.com/news/tropical-storm-grace-forms-near-the-caribbean/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/tropical-storm-grace-forms-near-the-caribbean/ Weather news Fri, 13 Aug 2021 10:04:47 AM WBRZ Weather Team Tropical Storm Grace forms near the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Grace has formed east of the Caribbean. Currently, max. sustained winds are near 40 mph.

Grace is expected to bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds to the Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. It is forecast to move west across the Caribbean Islands through next week and eventually make a turn towards the north and northwest.

Grace may take a similar track to Fred and be close to south Florida or the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by the end of next week.

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