5th Anniversary of Tropical Storm Matthew

On September 24, 2010, Tropical Storm Matthew made landfall on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua.  A weak tropical storm, Matthew's maximum sustained winds never exceeded 60 mph (95 km/hr).  But it brought torrential rains to Central America and Mexico and caused 126 deaths and US$170 million in damage.  Matthew had formed from a disturbance in … Continue reading 5th Anniversary of Tropical Storm Matthew

40th Anniversary of Hurricane Eloise

On the morning of September 23, 1975, Hurricane Eloise made landfall on the Florida panhandle.  A major hurricane as it struck the shore, it was the most destructive Atlantic hurricane that year. Eloise formed from an African Easterly Wave, but did not develop a closed circulation until it had crossed more than halfway across the … Continue reading 40th Anniversary of Hurricane Eloise