Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Above: Some Damage photos from Brownsville (above) and Padre Island (below), in Texas caused by Hurricane Dolly.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH ISSUED For Kemptville BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA BULLETIN ISSUED AT: 9:46 AM EDT THURSDAY 24 JULY 2008
LOCAL SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE WITH TORRENTIAL RAINFALL THE MAIN CONCERN. LARGE HAIL AND STRONG WINDS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AS WELL. THIS IS AN ALERT TO THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS..LISTEN FOR UPDATED STATEMENTS. IF THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES TAKE IMMEDIATE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS. AT 9:10 AM WEATHER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDING FROM ABOUT 25 KM WEST OF THE COMMUNITY OF RENFREW TO THE SOUTHWEST OF SHARBOT LAKE. MOTION IS AROUND 30 KM/H TO THE NORTHEAST AND SHOULD LIE FROM NEAR RENFREW TO SHARBOT LAKE BY 10 AM. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 50 TO 75 MM WITHIN A 3 HOUR PERIOD ARE QUITE LIKELY IN THIS LINE DUE TO ITS SLOW-MOVING NATURE.
A Flood Watch remains posted for northern New York and Vermont. Heavy Rain Warnings are in effect in southern Quebec, excluding Montreal, for 50-70mm addtional rainfall today. That could push this weeks totals to well over 100mm.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Hurricane Dolly has made landfall on South Padre Island, Texas in the last hour with 100mph winds. Several localities in deep southern Texas have reported wind gusts to over 70mph. Heavy rain will be a big threat with 8-12 inches forecast with as much as 20 inches over the next 24 hours. Surge flooding of 6-8 feet will gradually subside as Dolly moves inland.
THUNDERSTORMS IN ONTARIO and Quebec this afternoon. A line of storms is moving north towards Kemptville at 3pm from the St. Lawrence River. Some may approach severe limits with heavy rain and hail. This afternoon a severe storm produced a funnel cloud over Montreal. The atmosphere remains prime for thunderstorms and heavy rains well into this evening. Flood Watches have been posted for the US counties bordering our region. watch for threatening weather this afternoon moving in from the south.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Tropical Storm Cristobal moved along the Carolina coast today and off towards the northeast. The storm brought very little in the way of weather to the coast, but is producing pounding surf. The wave action had produced dangerous riptides which have led to at least one fatality. The storm is expected to affect the coastal waters of Nova Scotia beginning late Tuesday. The area can expect 50 to 100km/h winds and up to 100mm of rain with high surf along the coast. Environment Canada has issued a statement here... http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/hurricane/statements_e.html
Meanwhile Tropical Storm Dolly is in the Gulf of Mexico heading northwest towards the Mexico and the lower Texas coastline. A Hurricane Watch is currently in effect from Port O'Connor, Texas south into Mexico. Dolly had 65 mph winds and is expected to reach hurricane strength shortly. The watches may be upgraded to warnings this evening.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tropical Storm Bertha is now well east of Bermuda. The storm will continue to meander around the central Atlantic before racing off to the northeast by the weekend. The storm is expected to track well southeast of Newfoundland's coastal waters late Sunday or Monday.
An area of disturbed weather in the southern Caribbean will be investigated by a NOAA Hurricane Hunter today. It could become a tropical wave by evening and soon after a storm (39mph winds) which would be called Cristobal.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Hurricane Bertha this afternoon, Bermuda in the upper left corner.
Bertha Update: A NOAA Recon Aircraft has just finished flying into Huricane Bertha and they are sending back data. The storm has 85mph winds and is strengthening just slightly as it moves northwest at 6 mph with a gradual turn to the north expected soon. It is just 300 miles southeast of Bermuda. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING has been posted for the tiny island. Rough seas are already occurring well ahead of Bertha. Bermuda can expect the outer fringes of the storm to brush by the island this weekend. All interests along the east coast of Canada should continue to monitor the storm.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
An update on Hurricane Bertha: the storm is about 545 miles southeast of Bermuda and heading northwest. She weakened slightly yesterday before increasing again to a category 2 with winds of 105mph. The forecast is calling for the storm to miss Bermuda, but provide some wind and very rough seas in the area. After the weekend the forecast becomes a little unclear, and she will have to be watched for any affects on the northeast US or the Maratimes.