Tag: wind

Texas hit by Hurricane Harvey: what we know so far

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor, after swiftly gathering strength over the Gulf of Mexico. It made landfall as a category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 130mph (210km/h), making it the strongest hurricane to hit the US since the category 3 Wilma battered Florida in 2005. The ...

Risk of Gulf of Mexico tropical system increases

Waters around southeastern Mexico and over the south-central Atlantic have the potential to yield the next tropical systems of the 2017 hurricane season. Tropical system may form near the southwestern Gulf of Mexico next week A broad area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over Central America will drift northward over the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico ...

2017 Hawaii hurricane season to be more active than normal, but not extreme

The 2017 Central Pacific hurricane season, which includes interests in Hawaii, is likely to be active but not nearly as busy as 2015. The Central Pacific basin is the area bounded by 140 and 180 degrees west longitude and includes the islands and waters surrounding Hawaii. "The combination of warm water and a typical amount ...