AOML holds virtual open house

AOML recently hosted a series of webinars about what AOML does and how it contributes to scientific advancement across the globe. You can catch Jon Zawislak, Rob Rogers, Joe Cione, and Shirley Murillo talking about hurricanes, or listen in on recordings of panels on coasts and coral reefs, and ocean research, and even a panel … Continue reading AOML holds virtual open house

Rob Rogers participates in the 2020 HIWeather Workshop

HIWeather is a World Meteorological Organisation research project, developing warning capabilities for weather-related hazards, to increase resilience worldwide. HIWeather participants form an international network of scientists, in a wide variety of disciplines, all concerned with aspects of the production and communication of weather-related warnings.  The workshop is aimed at anyone interested in improving weather-related warnings, … Continue reading Rob Rogers participates in the 2020 HIWeather Workshop

Record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season draws to an end

Improved forecasts, extensive preparedness helped protect lives and property From https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/record-breaking-atlantic-hurricane-season-draws-to-end. The extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is drawing to a close with a record-breaking 30 named storms and 12 landfalling storms in the continental United States. While the official hurricane season concludes on November 30, tropical storms may continue to develop past that … Continue reading Record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season draws to an end

Hurricane Delta Slowly Weakens prior to landfall on the Louisiana Coast

AOML scientists observed the slow weakening of Hurricane Delta during the last NOAA P-3 Hurricane Hunter mission, tasked by the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) on the morning of October 9.  Delta's minimum central pressure gradually rose and surface wind speeds measured by the Stepped-Frequency Microwave Radiometer (SFMR) steadily lowered throughout the mission. Time series of (top) SFMR wind … Continue reading Hurricane Delta Slowly Weakens prior to landfall on the Louisiana Coast

Hurricane Delta Emerges into the Gulf of Mexico as NOAA Hurricane Hunters Continue Collecting Observations

Hurricane Delta made landfall on the Yucatan peninsula, just south of Cancun, Mexico, on the morning of October 7.  As the hurricane moves back over water and enters the Gulf of Mexico, the NOAA P-3s and G-IV aircraft continue Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) and the National Hurricane Center (NHC) tasked flights for operations. GOES-east satellite … Continue reading Hurricane Delta Emerges into the Gulf of Mexico as NOAA Hurricane Hunters Continue Collecting Observations

25th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew striking South Florida

In the early morning hours of August 24, 1992, Category-Five Hurricane Andrew roared across southern Florida leaving behind a trail of devastation that stunned the nation.  Andrew was the first hurricane of this ferocity to hit the continental United States since Hurricane Camille in 1969, and repercussions of its landfall were felt in the world … Continue reading 25th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew striking South Florida

60th Anniversary of Hurricane Audrey

In the morning hours of June 27, 1957, Hurricane Audrey sent a 12-foot (3.7-m) storm surge over Cameron, Louisiana, as the storm lashed the area with 125 mph (205 km/hr) winds. Many residents were caught by surprise and had not evacuated, and the storm took some 400 lives. Audrey was an unusual June storm.  It … Continue reading 60th Anniversary of Hurricane Audrey

20th Anniversary of Hurricane Lili

On October 18, 1996, Hurricane Lili slammed into Cuba with over 100 mph (160 km/hr) winds and heavy rains.  The storm, during its life cycle, would leave destruction from Central America to the British Isles. Lili formed from a tropical depression which developed on Oct. 15th in the typical breeding grounds for mid-October, the western … Continue reading 20th Anniversary of Hurricane Lili