Hurricane Katrina was a catastrophic hurricane that caused extreme destruction across Southern Florida and Southeastern Louisiana in August of the record shattering 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. Today we commemorate the 15th anniversary of Katrina’s legendary landfall in Southeastern Louisiana as a Category 3 major hurricane. Hurricane Katrina’s origins can be
This June has been a fairly inactive month worldwide with 6 total tropical cyclones and 5 named cyclones, although it still featured several notable storms. The Atlantic Basin featured two systems, both of which were named. The first system, Tropical Storm Cristobal, formed on June 1 as Tropical Depression Three
Today we commemorate the 15th anniversary of Cyclone Percy and it’s Category 5-equivalent peak intensity in the South Pacific ocean basin on this day, March 2nd. While not very damaging compared to other cyclones (though it was still very devastating for the islands of Swains, Tokelau and Cook) nor deadly,
On May 3, 2019, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) released the final tropical cyclone report of 2018 and latest TCR release in their history. The report has sparked some controversy over the fact that it officially upgraded Hurricane Florence’s maximum wind speed from 120 kt (140 mph) to 130 kt
On March 20, 2019, we witnessed an unprecedented event – Cyclone Veronica’s explosive intensification. In 12 hours, Veronica intensified from 85 mph to 155 mph based upon Force Thirteen Analysis, accompanied by a pressure drop from 967 millibars to 935 millibars – a 80 mph increase and 32 millibar drop.
Hurricane Wilma was the 22nd storm of the record active 2005 Atlantic hurricane season and was the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Atlantic. But just how intense was it? To answer this question, many factors have to be taken into account and some educated assumptions have to