Severe Storms and Heavy Rainfall Across the Central U.S. Today
A slow moving frontal boundary will produce severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail, and possibly a few tornadoes from the Central Plains to Lower Great Lakes today. Heavy rainfall from these thunderstorms will also produce flash flooding in some areas. Meanwhile, a subtropical depression or storm may form near or north of the Bahamas this weekend.
2019 Atlantic hurricane forecast â€“ season with 13 named storms
Published 11:26 a.m. ET April 4, 2019 | Updated 9:02 a.m. ET April 5, 2019
The Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, is forecast to have five storms reach hurricane status, according to a team of researchers at Colorado State University. Two of the hurricanes are forecast to reach â€œmajor hurricane strengthâ€ of Category 3 to 5, or winds of 111 mph or greater.
13 tropical storms are forecast to form, of which 5 will be hurricanes.
A weak El Nino and cool Atlantic waters are 2 limiting factors this year.
Insurance companies, emergency managers and the media use the forecasts.
Hurricane Michael is close to a catastrophic, unprecedented Category 4 strike on the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend with a life-threatening storm surge and over 100 mph winds possible not just near the coast, but also inland that could leave some areas without power for over a week.
Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 AM EDT Fri Sep 15 2017
For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Jose, located over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, and on
Tropical Depression Fourteen, located over the eastern Atlantic Ocean.
1. A tropical wave located about 1200 miles east of the Windward Islands is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual development, and a tropical depression is expected to form in 2 or 3 days. Interests in the Lesser Antilles should closely monitor the progress of this system while it moves westward to west-northwestward at about 15 mph.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…50 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent.
Public Advisories on Tropical Depression Fourteen are issued under WMO header WTNT34 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCPAT4. Forecast/Advisories on Tropical Depression Fourteen are issued under WMO header WTNT24 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCMAT4.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. â€” The federal government predicts an unusually active 2017 hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin, with fiveÂ to nineÂ hurricanes expected to form.
Overall, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts 11 to 17 named tropical storms will develop in the region, which includes the Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, the agency announced Thursday. The season officially begins June 1Â and runs through Nov. 30