Our October newsletter

  •  10/21/2019
  •   Jones, Bob
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Our October newsletter is being worked on and should be released before the end of the month. If you would like to be added to our newsletter list, please send an email to Ocmarnav@aol.com..  Bob/OMNI...
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Sub-tropical storm or Tropical Storm Melissa?

  •  10/13/2019
  •   Jones, Bob
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You may have missed it but the broad low pressure area that was south of the southern New England coast was upgraded to a sub-tropical storm and given the name of Melissa.There was no doubt that Sub-Tropical Storm Melissa was a strong storm with the broad area of tropical storm force and even the chance of category one Hurricane force winds near the center of the low.  According to the National Hurricane Center(NHC), Melissa did reach Tropical storm. Looking at the satellite imagery, it could ha...
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Watch out Japan - Super Typhoon Hagibis is on its way

  •  10/7/2019
  •   Jones, Bob
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Even though the Atlantic and eastern Pacific Tropical season has been put on hold with currently no active systems at this time. That does not mean the tropics have taken a break everywhere. A nasty Tropical Cyclone is over the western Pacific.  Currently a Super Typhoon is located over the western Tropical Pacific (north of Guam) with max winds near the center of 140kt with gusts to 170kts near the center. Present motion is toward the WNW at 17kts. Tropical storm force winds currents extend ou...
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Tropical Depression 9... and then....

  •  9/13/2019
  •   Jones, Bob
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At 5pm the National Hurricane center upgraded the potential Tropical Cyclone 9 to Tropical Depression 9 with a maximum sustained winds of 25kts with gusts to 35kt. Looking at the satellite imagery, it is nearly impossible to fine a closed center but the forecast data has been fairly consistent to increase TD/9 to a Tropical Storm then a Hurricane off the northern coast of Florida.  Upper level shear will eventually turn tropical cyclone 9 away from the northern Florida coast then should take it...
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The strongest Atlantic Hurricanes

  •  9/3/2019
  •   Jones, Bob
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Oops, our last post was not as accurate as it could/should have been. Here is an updated list that shows Hurricane Dorian now as the 9th strongest Atlantic Hurricane (based on minimum Barometric pressure). Why use Barometric pressure? We have been flying into Hurricanes since the 1940's.  The term Hurricane Hunters began in 1946 and the Barometric pressure is measured in the central of the eye where the winds are calmest. Measuring wind speeds at the surface is a challenge at levels above 100mp...
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Hurricane Dorian stronger than Hurricane Andrew, number 8 all time

  •  9/1/2019
  •   Jones, Bob
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At 2pm (1800UTC) on Sep 01 Hurricane Dorian attained a barometric pressure of 911mb. This makes Hurricane Dorian the 7th strongest Hurricane (based on surface pressure) in the history of recording Hurricane data.  Hurricane WILMA (2005) reached the lowest barometric pressure ever recorded in an Atlantic Basin hurricane: 882 millibars. Her 185 MPH sustained winds  Hurricane GILBERT(1988)  reached an air pressure low of 888 millibars. In 1935, scientists recorded a low-pressure reading of 892 m...
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