Tropical Depressions 13 and 14
Triple trouble: Tropical Depression 14, Tropical Depression 13, and a new tropical wave emerging from the coast of Africa, as seen at 11:20 a.m. Thursday August 20, 2020. (Image credit: NOAA/RAMMB)

Tropical Depression Thirteen (TD 13), which formed in the central Atlantic on the evening of Wednesday, August 19, poses a threat as a tropical storm this weekend to the Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. TD 13 could affect the Bahamas and Florida as a hurricane on Sunday and Monday, respectively. A Tropical Storm Watch was up for most of the northern Leeward Islands on Thursday.

At 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, August 20, TD 13 was located about 750 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands and headed west-northwest at 21 mph. Conditions for development were favorable, with sea surface temperatures (SSTs) near 28 degrees Celsius (82°F) and light wind shear of about 5 knots. However, the system had moved into a drier region of the atmosphere, with a mid-level relative humidity of 60%, and this dry air was interfering with development. Satellite images showed TD 13 with a modest amount of heavy thunderstorm activity slowly growing in organization and areal coverage.

Figure 1
Figure 1. Visible GOES-16 satellite image of TD 13 at 11:20 a.m. EDT Thursday, August 20, 2020. (Image credit: NOAA/RAMMB)

Heavy rain threat to Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

A west-northwest motion will take TD 13 through or just north of the Leeward Islands Friday evening through Saturday, and the system is predicted to bring the islands 1 – 3 inches of rain, with isolated amounts up to 5 inches. The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are likely to see higher rainfall amounts of 3 – 6 inches through Sunday. With the islands on the weaker (left) side of TD 13’s circulation, wind damage should be limited. For a fast-moving system like TD 13, winds on the right (north) side likely will be at least 20 mph higher than those on the left (south) side.

Figure 2
Figure 2. Predicted path of TD 13 from the 6Z Thursday, August 20, 2020, run of the operational GFS model (black line) and its 21 ensemble members (colored lines, which show minimum central pressure). Model members showed a significant threat to the Bahamas and Florida, with about one-third of them showing TD 13 developing into a hurricane. (Image credit: Tropical Tidbits)

The Bahamas and Florida at highest risk early next week

Assuming that TD 13 develops into a tropical storm and does not remain weak, a more northerly track is likely, which would keep the system north of the high mountains of Hispaniola and Cuba. On that track, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahama Islands, and Florida are at highest risk of impacts early next week. The Bermuda high, which is steering TD 13, will be strong and will extend far to the west, though a weakness in the high may allow TD 13 to turn more to the northwest on Monday, when it will be near Florida. At that time, TD 13 may have to contend with higher wind shear from a trough of low pressure over the U.S., which might interfere with intensification. Until that time, wind shear is predicted to be a light to moderate 5 – 15 knots. Ocean temperatures will steadily warm over the next five days, reaching a very warm 30 – 31 degrees Celsius (86 – 88°F) by Monday. Warm waters extend to great depth over the Bahamas, giving the ocean a high heat content ideal for fueling rapid intensification.

A NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate TD 13 Thursday evening. The aircraft will be feeding data from its Doppler radar in real time to the HWRF model, the only model currently configured to use this important source of extra data to make forecasts.

Most top intensity models predict TD 13 will become major hurricane and threaten Florida

The five main intensity models used by NHC are the regional/dynamical HWRF, HMON, and COAMPS-TC models (which subdivide the atmosphere into a 3-D grid around the storm and solve the atmospheric equations of fluid flow at each point on the grid), and the statistics-based LGEM and DSHP models. Two of the top-performing global dynamical models for tracking hurricanes – the European (ECMWF) and GFS models – typically are not considered by NHC forecasters when making intensity forecasts, and both generally make poor intensity forecasts.

Figure 3
Figure 3. Skill of computer model intensity forecasts of Atlantic named storms in 2019, compared to a “no skill” model called “Decay-SHIFOR5” that uses just climatology and persistence to make a hurricane intensity forecast (persistence means that a storm will tend to maintain its current behavior). OFCL=Official NHC forecast; GFS=Global Forecast System model; HMON=Hurricanes in a Multi-scale Ocean-coupled Non-hydrostatic regional model; HWRF=Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting model; Euro=European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF) model; COAMPS=COAMPS-TC regional model; LGEM=Logistic Growth Equation Model; DSHP=Statistical Hurricane Intensity Prediction Scheme with inland decay. (Image credit: 2019 National Hurricane Center Forecast Verification Report)

In 2019, the official NHC forecast did the best job predicting intensity, except for 5-day forecasts, which the COAMPS-TC model did a better job at. (See this review I wrote on hurricane model performance in 2019 for Yale Climate Connections.) Thus, NHC’s four-day and five-day intensity predictions that TD 13 will be a category 1 hurricane on Monday, when it makes its closest approach to Florida, is worth respecting. However, it is concerning that the 6Z Thursday run of the COAMPS-TC model, which outperformed the official NHC forecast at 5-day forecasts last year, predicted a category 3 hurricane as of Monday, August 24. In addition, two of the other top intensity models, the HWRF and HMON, also were predicting that TD 13 would be a category 3 hurricane on Monday. The other top intensity models, the LGEM and DSHP models, were predicting that TD 13 by then would be no more than a strong tropical storm.

Bottom line: the official NHC forecast of a category 1 hurricane near Florida on Monday has high uncertainty, but residents should anticipate that TD 13 could be a major hurricane that will hit Florida that day. That said, it is also possible TD 13 could be a disorganized tropical storm at that time, if significant land interaction with Cuba and Hispaniola occur.

Figure 4
Figure 4. The 6Z Thursday, August 20, 2020 forecast of the COAMPS-TC model, which made the best 5-day intensity forecasts in 2019. The model predicted that TD 13 would be a category 3 hurricane on Monday near the coast of Florida. The COAMPS-TC was the third-best track model in 2019, behind the European model and UKMET model. (Image credit: Naval Research Laboratory)

The next two names on the Atlantic list of storms are Laura and Marco. The earliest twelfth storm in Atlantic tropical history was Luis on August 29, 1995. There is a tie for earliest thirteenth storms, with Lee on September 2, 2011, and Maria on September 2, 2005. (Lee was originally the twelfth storm of the 2011 season, but an unnamed system that reached tropical storm strength on September 1, just before Lee, was discovered in post-season analysis.)

Figure 5
Figure 5. Visible GOES-16 satellite image of TD 14 at 10:20 a.m. EDT Thursday, August 20, 2020. (Image credit: NOAA/RAMMB)

Tropical Depression 14 forms in the central Caribbean

A tropical wave in the central Caribbean, which NHC earlier this week designated 97L, developed into Tropical Depression Fourteen (TD 14) at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, August 20. TD 14 was headed west at 21 mph with top winds of 35 mph, and a Tropical Storm Watch was posted for the northern coast of Honduras.

Dry air, which had been the bane of this system earlier this week, had diminished on Thursday morning, and TD 14 was in a relatively moist atmosphere with a mid-level relative humidity of 65%. Conditions for development were favorable, with SSTs near 29.5 degrees Celsius (85°F) and light wind shear of 5 – 10 knots. Satellite images showed that TD 14 had an impressive amount of heavy thunderstorm activity steadily growing in areal coverage and organization. An Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate TD 14 Thursday afternoon.

Forecast for TD 14

As TD 14 progresses west-northwestward through Saturday, its forward speed will slow as a result of the steering influence of a large trough of low pressure over the central U.S. The upper-level southwesterly winds ahead of this trough will turn TD 14 more to the northwest, and the system is likely to pass over Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Saturday night and enter the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.

Approaching the Yucatan Peninsula on Friday, TD 14 will find very favorable conditions for development. The 12Z Thursday run of the SHIPS model predicted that the atmosphere surrounding the system would moisten to a relative humidity of 75%, wind shear would be a light 5 – 10 knots, and SSTs would be a very warm 30 degrees Celsius (86°F). The waters of the western Caribbean have the highest heat content of any place in the Atlantic, providing ample fuel for any tropical cyclone that passes across. These conditions likely will allow TD 14 to be near category 1 hurricane strength at landfall Saturday in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Crossing the Yucatan will weaken TD 14, and it may take a day for the storm to reorganize over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where SSTs are a very warm 30 degrees Celsius (86°F). An upper-level trough of low pressure over the Gulf at that time will bring dry air and high wind shear to TD 14, limiting how much re-intensification can occur. The long-range intensity forecast is uncertain, but TD 14 could be a strong tropical storm or a category 1 hurricane when it makes its expected landfall on Tuesday along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Figure 6
Figure 6. Visible MODIS satellite image of a tropical wave that emerged from the coast of Africa on Thursday morning, August 20, 2020. (Image credit: NASA Worldview)

Next up: a new tropical wave off the coast of Africa

A strong tropical wave located near the coast of Africa on Thursday morning has the potential to develop into a tropical depression this weekend or early next week. The disturbance will move west-northwest at 15 – 20 mph over the tropical Atlantic, passing to the north of the Lesser Antilles Islands around Wednesday, August 25. In an 8 a.m. EDT Thursday Tropical Weather Outlook, NHC gave the new African tropical wave two-day and five-day odds of formation of 20% and 40%, respectively.

Hurricane Genevieve scrapes the Baja Peninsula

Still clinging to Category 1 strength, Hurricane Genevieve passed dangerously close to the southern Baja Peninsula of Mexico on Thursday, August 20. As of 8 a.m. PDT Thursday, Genevieve was centered about 50 miles southwest of the peninsula, about halfway between Magdalena Bay and Cabo San Lucas and moving northwest, parallel to the peninsula, at 12 mph. The center’s closest approach to land may be when it passes just west of Magdalena Bay and the town of Puerto San Carlos on Thursday afternoon before angling slightly toward the open northeast Pacific.

The most reliable hurricane models, according to their 2019 performance

Intense rainbands were pushing across the southern Baja Peninsula on Thursday. Widespread 2 – 4 inch rains are expected, with a foot or more possible at higher elevations. Sustained winds could briefly hit tropical storm strength (39 mph or more). At 8 a.m. PDT, winds were 25 mph at the Cabo San Lucas International Airport, and 28 mph at the Manuel Marquez de Leon International Airport in La Paz.

Genevieve has weakened steadily since attaining its peak category 4 on Tuesday, August 18. Its track is bringing it over substantially cooler water, and the rugged terrain of the peninsula is disrupting flow around the northeast side of the storm. Genevieve will also be ingesting drier air over time. As a result, further weakening is expected, and Genevieve will likely be a tropical storm by late Thursday and a tropical depression by Saturday.

Bob Henson contributed the Hurricane Genevieve portion of this post.

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mike
mike
2 months ago

12z Euro though…. we all thought it was over…

Mags
Mags
2 months ago

Check back on Monday

mike
mike
2 months ago

test

Michael Anderson
2 months ago

Whoa, lightning has been spotted in Savissivik, which is in NW Greenland:
https://twitter.com/OJoelsen/status/1296511353151266818?s=20

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KOTG(MOD)
KOTG(MOD)
2 months ago

comment image?w=600&h=329

Hurricane9
Hurricane9
2 months ago
Reply to  KOTG(MOD)

No Expert here, on predictions; but worked almost 5yrs as Weather Observer, ASOS, etc, Oakland, Ca, with ‘ The Milligan Gang’ . Observer, of Current Conditions, not a Predictor, very well. Does Blog think new African Wave will be a ‘ Long- tracker’, or ‘ Fish storm’ ? All three Current systems seem to have Dry air ahead, as Keeper posted Excellent image ? Can’t ‘See’ after watching storms since David, 1979, two storms in Gulf, same time, being very strong ? Maybe 85mph, Laura, 60mph, TX Storm. ? Thanks to Dr. Masters for keeping a forum going, though maybe different, and response to email, in past. Jersey Shore, Paul.

Tropical fever
Tropical fever
2 months ago

Savannah better watch out!

justabitofwind
justabitofwind
2 months ago

If both of these go into the gulf coast a few days and a couple hundred miles apart theres the potential they both dump 8+ inches of rain over a huge swath of the SE and potentially cause a lot of river flooding a few days down the road.

Eddie Roye
Eddie Roye
2 months ago

Good morning fulks, with Laura Westward movement at the present moment. I think Models going to continue to shift and adjust as Laura continues to move westward towards the Northeastern Caribbean Sea.

Roberta Flemming
Roberta Flemming
2 months ago

Remember that great image yesterday showing forecast cones for both TD13 and TD14 (now Laura) in the Gulf.. Whoever did that.. Can you do it again with the updated tracks?? Thanks in Advanced!!

Jorge A Ayala Vera
2 months ago

So grateful with Dr. Master for this blog,a great opportunity for young people to share their knowledge and learn from others.Let’s be respectful,and reciprocal to his professionalism and kindness.

Wyatt Washburn
Wyatt Washburn
2 months ago

Last comment and I’ll catch y’all later today. This is what has been done to scientists and common sense; they’ve been backpaged, defunded, and scapegoated. They are not largely supported by the Public. Thank goodness Jeff and company landed here. I don’t think people understand how fortunate that was in this era of Anti-Science AGENDA. Anywho, you all have a splendid day, don’t let the get a life trolls get ya down. Drown em’ out with kindness, the facts, and wisdom. Love baby, yeah!

Ern
Ern
2 months ago

TS Laura producing Heavy rain and thunderstorm on the island of Dominica right now.

Wyatt Washburn
Wyatt Washburn
2 months ago

TD/14 stacked, while TD/13 is far from yet. Will the trough move out as TD/14 moves in? Low level vort first pictured, Mid level second. TD/13 low shear, high % of mid-level dry air, not stacked issues. TD/14 should thrive today, but a strong storm would tap the Western Caribbean, a weak tropical depression? So far looking like it’s struggling to tap those jetfuel waters. http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/atlantic/winds/wg8vor.GIF http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/atlantic/winds/wg8vor2.GIF

Jorge A Ayala Vera
2 months ago

This change by the hour,Florida Not, out of gun..yet

Art
Art
2 months ago

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra
* U.S. Virgin Islands
* British Virgin Islands
* Saba and St. Eustatius
* St. Maarten
* St. Martin and St. Barthelemy
* Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, and Montserrat

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* The northern coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Cabron to
the border with Haiti
* The northern coast of Haiti from Le Mole St. Nicholas to the
border with the Dominican Republic
* The southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning, in this case within the next
12 to 24 hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Interests in Cuba and the remainder of the Bahamas should monitor
the progress of Laura.

For storm information specific to your area in the United
States, including possible inland watches and warnings, please
monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service
forecast office. For storm information specific to your area
outside of the United States, please monitor products issued by
your national meteorological service.

Jorge A Ayala Vera
2 months ago
Reply to  Art

Another storm in less than a month, for Purto Rico, we are always so sweet for catastrophes.. .

greiner3
greiner3
2 months ago

That’s why trump tried to trade PR for Greenland. While ludicrous, Denmark wouldn’t give you crap like trump has.

Jorge A Ayala Vera
2 months ago
Reply to  greiner3

know,coming from Trump anything is possible, but we are so hot , our heat will melt them down.

HadesGodWyvern
HadesGodWyvern
2 months ago
Reply to  Art

http://www.meteofrance.gp/vigilance-antilles-guyane

METEO FRANCE Tropical Cyclone Alerts, for anyone interested.

HadesGodWyvern
HadesGodWyvern
2 months ago
Reply to  HadesGodWyvern

Laura (13) track map from METEO FRANCE

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Wyatt Washburn
Wyatt Washburn
2 months ago

In fact, giving Keep the ability to remove this hateful individual, would immediate drive the traffic here in the right direction. To see this level of hate is at the end of the day sad. World’s full of it. Wunderblogs never tollerated that, always represented the opposite of that hate and division. I trust YCC will address this soon so decency can be re-established. Thanks for working so tirelessly Keep!

carmot
carmot
2 months ago
Reply to  Wyatt Washburn

Yes, but also no. I’m sorry I’m going to call out YCC here. 3 months they’ve known of the migration? Maybe seven weeks(?) since it’s gone live? And what? They enabled the least-thoughtful, inelegant solution possible: WP comment platform. Since then, what? Clicked to enable gravatars and some other media file embedding? Honestly, that’s about the full of the effort we’ve seen.

I only say this because I hold a high standard for what I think Yale and YCC stand for. I think it a true disservice to the great works of Dr. Masters, Mr. Henson, YCC itself, and the community. For months I’ve explained, in great detail, why this wouldn’t “work.” And Disqus is about their only viable solution (maybe a few others, possibly). But hey, I’m no “expert” like Yale has. Unfortunately, I feel so much burden falls on the unpaid, volunteer moderators. Now only two? Sheesh.

Wyatt Washburn
Wyatt Washburn
2 months ago
Reply to  carmot

The proof will be in the final pudding. Here’s to hoping. You make very valid points carmot.

justabitofwind
justabitofwind
2 months ago
Reply to  carmot

i miss disqus…..

abacosurf
abacosurf
2 months ago
Reply to  KOTG(MOD)

That thread is old…how do you get to current one? If there is one?

Tropical fever
Tropical fever
2 months ago
Reply to  abacosurf

Sort to newest, it defaults to older posts

KOTG(MOD)
KOTG(MOD)
2 months ago
Reply to  abacosurf

last rainbow entry no longer public comments on WU only the disgust works thats it thats where most still posting for now

Stella
Stella
2 months ago
Reply to  KOTG(MOD)

but WU is all over the place and missing entries
YCC will evolve
🙂

KOTG(MOD)
KOTG(MOD)
2 months ago
Reply to  Stella

yes it will once we do the relaunch with newspack

Gene
Gene
2 months ago
Reply to  carmot

I disagree Mr. Carmot. Why don’t you give it some time, no?

greiner3
greiner3
2 months ago
Reply to  carmot

This platform has been up for about a month. Some days there might have been 5 comments. Too late, but if there had been more traffic here, the pitfalls could have been addressed.

Barefootontherocks
Barefootontherocks
2 months ago
Reply to  Wyatt Washburn

Frankly, I am hoping for a “block” feature individual posters can (add: use). 🙂

Last edited 2 months ago by Barefootontherocks
Buster
2 months ago

Wow looks like we can have two hurricanes hitting the North Golf this is going to be really bad

Gene
Gene
2 months ago

Looking more and more west for Laura

Gene
Gene
2 months ago

Further west for Laura

Gene
Gene
2 months ago
Reply to  Gene

I dunno about that. The NHC is doing it’s best. Forecasting is tricky. I think it’ll ultimately be a competition of two storms, and each will inhibit the other.

I don’t see either storm being a major issue other than adding a couple names to the alphabet.

Jorge A Ayala Vera
2 months ago
Reply to  Gene

Hopefully stays weak…land interaction…

Gene
Gene
2 months ago

Hello

D1Coop
D1Coop
2 months ago

Does anyone have any update on the tropical wave off the coast of Africa currently?

Wyatt Washburn
Wyatt Washburn
2 months ago

Yale needs to ASAP give Keep the ability to get rid of those who say really hateful things again and again. This Troll has made really ugly comments for over a week now. Makes Yale looks bad to have a Troll of this abusive level not be removed immediately. Hope they do.

SueP
SueP
2 months ago
Reply to  Wyatt Washburn

Please stop. Your comments aren’t constructive while a lot of people are worrying about what is currently not conclusive.

Buster
2 months ago

Can someone tell me please how to block users on here

KOTG(MOD)
KOTG(MOD)
2 months ago
Reply to  Buster

u can’t now maybe in future

Coastal Carolina
Coastal Carolina
2 months ago
Reply to  KOTG(MOD)

Keep did they shut down the old blog?

terry
terry
2 months ago

u angry?

Buster
2 months ago

Damn can’t they keep these roles under control some nasty stuff on here

terry
terry
2 months ago

whats up with comment section> is someone deleting posts?

KOTG(MOD)
KOTG(MOD)
2 months ago
Reply to  terry

only troll stuff why

terry
terry
2 months ago
Reply to  KOTG(MOD)

trying to set up a profile pic , seems kinda wonky, must be a slow refresh rate!

KOTG(MOD)
KOTG(MOD)
2 months ago
Reply to  terry
Dan Berube
Dan Berube
2 months ago

Love 2020 so far. Lol, pcola resident. What is Laura going to do. I’m in Iowa for now heading home soon.

stevezonecs
stevezonecs
2 months ago
Reply to  Dan Berube

Looks like you Pcola might be in the middle of Laura and Marco landfalls next week.

Lena
Lena
2 months ago
Reply to  Dan Berube

Gulf Shores here…. looks like we’re hosed if this is the track. Thinking the Florabama is an appropriate locale for a final beer before Fujiwara obliterates the gulf. At this point, 2020 will not let up.

Buubacanoe
Buubacanoe
2 months ago
Reply to  Dan Berube

Don’t be so discouraged. We will know more on Monday. Some models have NOTHING coming our way. Interested to see if there is a data issue or not.

ch2os
ch2os
2 months ago

Just stopping by to say hi to all. I’m a creature of habit so losing the WU is a biggie for me. I will try to keep a watchful eye here as often as I can. LOL I was ALWAYS glued to WU.

KOTG(MOD)
KOTG(MOD)
2 months ago

it takes a few to wipe em out

Wyatt Washburn
Wyatt Washburn
2 months ago

Welcome to YCC
Troll spray directions being read
Don’t call him KOTG because he brings Trolls their material
You’ll have to find another bridge to hide under to eat your hate cereal
Keep’s use to Troll Category Fives
Let’s all with an open wave, like this Troll, say goodbye

Kmanislander
Kmanislander
2 months ago

Good morning,

Looking at the loop of TD 14 it would appear that the “center”, or at least one of the areas of lowest pressure, is moving off to the North now. If this is the dominant low then a track across the Yucatan peninsula would seem to be doubtful and passge through the gap more in play.

Weather Jamaica
Weather Jamaica
2 months ago

what a change!

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terry
terry
2 months ago

quite the change yes!

BucYouUp68
BucYouUp68
2 months ago

Oh Really

Jexpat
Jexpat
2 months ago

‘Is This Real Life?’ A Wall of Fire Robs a Russian River Town of its Nonchalance
If lighting sieges, explosive wildfires, floods and evacuations become the new reality under climate change, Guerneville’s summer paradise is over.

“…Ash fell from the sky like gray snow flurries when the evacuation order came Tuesday night, forcing the entire town—in all, 12,000 residents around the region—to flee. I woke up my snoring English bulldog, Harley, cranky and confused, loaded a backpack with my laptop and phones and her favorite squeaky toys and didn’t look back. Just as in accounts from people in Paradise, the wooded town in Northern California obliterated by the Camp Fire in 2018, all the roads out of town—two—were jammed.”

More here: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20082020/wildfire-california-climate-change-heat-lightning

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Wyatt Washburn
Wyatt Washburn
2 months ago

TD/14 putting the tail on. Putting the wardrobe on over the jet fuel too. Will the convection wrap; or will the convection go old funk top in the northern section, and not wrap?comment image

Stephen M Davis
Stephen M Davis
2 months ago
Reply to  Wyatt Washburn

I have a feeling that moisture on the North quadrant is going to get pulled up by the trough. Will be surprised if TD 14 is able to wrap that around.

Wyatt Washburn
Wyatt Washburn
2 months ago

Agree, that trough over the Southeast is impressive. Gave my area of the Upstate of S.C almost 5 inches of rain since last evening. N.C getting those rounds now. Large area of flashflooding ongoing there.

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KOTG(MOD)
KOTG(MOD)
2 months ago

o and by the way I can now bring up each users individual comment profile and see all comments no matter where in one frame therefore eliminating mistakes sorry dob

KOTG(MOD)
KOTG(MOD)
2 months ago
Reply to  KOTG(MOD)

and in one click wipe all comments beauty

carmot
carmot
2 months ago
Reply to  KOTG(MOD)

I’ve a feeling one might also be a downvote troll. (Clearly there’s more than one). I previously checked old posts. So many comments had added downvotes since the pages turned to new articles. Good and extended discussions are impossible, but trolls and downvoters are capable of causing their intended disruptions. *Sigh*

KOTG(MOD)
KOTG(MOD)
2 months ago
Reply to  carmot

i like to look at it as a troll learning experience and a make improvements to the dashboard experience

Buster
2 months ago

I can still see some of the trolls post even though I refreshed like you said

KOTG(MOD)
KOTG(MOD)
2 months ago
Reply to  Buster

some trolls of the past have been given a chance here I have always been fair as long as it plays by the rules of the site

KOTG(MOD)
KOTG(MOD)
2 months ago

remember just hit refresh if a comment shows that u may fine trollism cause if so then I will as well and it go away on refresh

lolololololol

Wyatt Washburn
Wyatt Washburn
2 months ago

One troll has been here doing this. ONE. When anyone gives power over to these abusers, it makes their day. Let’s never give them that satisfaction. Mean people suck, but now that more regs are here, we can deal with them until Keep sends them on their way. Always remember, they have to go home to themselves.

carmot
carmot
2 months ago
Reply to  Wyatt Washburn

Yes, but no way to flag them. Added burden on the mods. Who I figure are sorta maintaining two sites all the time now. As volunteers.

Wyatt Washburn
Wyatt Washburn
2 months ago
Reply to  carmot

Ya they all had the rug pulled on them yesterday carmot for real. Hopefully they’ll be given the tools they need fully soon.

JPaul18536
JPaul18536
2 months ago

Hi All, coming from WU. I don’t see a join/create account option, just posing. So no registration, just post and hope to use the same user ID?

KOTG(MOD)
KOTG(MOD)
2 months ago

if trolling comments show up refresh they gone the system does not auto update till refreshed

Buster
2 months ago

What is he trying to do he must be scratching his head going crazy

BrenyB
BrenyB
2 months ago

Checking in from Fort Walton Beach. Not liking the forecast for Laura.

CaroHaro
CaroHaro
2 months ago
Reply to  BrenyB

I was supposed to be at Rosemary Sat to Tuesday (coming from NOLA), and I am feeling this is a bad plan. So bummed out. But, I was absolutely shocked that I couldn’t find a news website with updated weather for the area. One channel’s website still had a video from Tuesday’s forecast, and it left me thinking that you guys are such pros in FLA that you don’t care. I’m sure that’s not true. I mean, we’re pros herein NOLA and my weather folks have been on this for days.

BrenyB
BrenyB
2 months ago
Reply to  CaroHaro

I think today is the first day people over here are realizing this might really affect us on the Panhandle. I’m starting to see more activity locally today. Sorry your plans are getting messed up.

Jexpat
Jexpat
2 months ago

NOAA Satellites: https://twitter.com/NOAASatellites/status/1296793060282638339

Natural Color-Fire Multispectral RGB Composite view of the Northern California fire complexes:

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KOTG(MOD)
KOTG(MOD)
2 months ago

must be the discord uprising thing play now cause laters when the new comes u wont even be able to read the site let alone post

Joris Meys
Joris Meys
2 months ago
Reply to  KOTG(MOD)

Hi Gatekeeper (I guess that’s you 🙂 ). Quick question: there’s a login option to the right, but I can’t find a “create account” option. It just asks about email and password… Any pointers on where to look for that?

KOTG(MOD)
KOTG(MOD)
2 months ago
Reply to  Joris Meys

no account required at this time just the email and user name of your choosing is all

KOTG(MOD)
KOTG(MOD)
2 months ago
Reply to  KOTG(MOD)

sign up for the newsletter that will keep u informed of future entries and changes as we move on

Joris Meys
Joris Meys
2 months ago

We have Laura now, TD 13 has spun up. TD 14 is likely to follow.

Does anyone know btw if they really closed down the disqus on the CAT6 blog? And when we’re going to get a good forum here? I haven’t been very active lately, but I do miss the crew. It would be sad to see that community fall apart due to the way IBM treated it…

carmot
carmot
2 months ago
Reply to  Joris Meys

Hi Joris, the Disqus hosted/mirrored site for Cat 6 is still up, try this:
https://disqus.com/home/discussion/wund/weather_underground_2993/newest/

FLBigBender
FLBigBender
2 months ago

Hello everyone. Long time lurker on WU Blogs. Thought I’d go ahead and join here so I can take part in the discussion occasionally. Not that I’m that knowledgeable about weather, but I enjoy and appreciate all the information people post.

elioe
elioe
2 months ago
HadesGodWyvern
HadesGodWyvern
2 months ago

tropical depression south of Ishigaki Island or east of Taiwan.

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Dobby
Dobby
2 months ago
Reply to  HadesGodWyvern

Seriously ? You delete my reply to gatekeeper .. positive, and enlightening?

And yet all that homophobic slurring below my comment remains?

That’s appalling. Gone from here … forever. I no longer support Yale Climate connections and will be writing emails to people.

That’s disgusting moderation. There was nothing even wrong with my welcome to yale comment. And the homophobic slurring from the troll is not deleted?

Ya, that’s a huge fail. Goodbye.

HadesGodWyvern
HadesGodWyvern
2 months ago
Reply to  Dobby

I’m not a moderator anymore.

Dobby
Dobby
2 months ago
Reply to  HadesGodWyvern

Well, doesn’t matter. Done here, never returning.

HadesGodWyvern
HadesGodWyvern
2 months ago
Reply to  Dobby

sorry for your bad visit here anyway.

Dobby
Dobby
2 months ago
Reply to  HadesGodWyvern

It’s been a complete waste of my time.

Joris Meys
Joris Meys
2 months ago
Reply to  Dobby

Hi Dobby, I just popped in. Gate’s still getting used to the new system, looks like. Let’s be a bit patient, would miss you around to be honest.

carmot
carmot
2 months ago
Reply to  HadesGodWyvern

Oh, I didn’t know this. Well, always welcome. And thanks for all you’ve done over the years as a volunteer mod. Your combined efforts have been outstanding teamwork. Hopefully you already know I especially appreciate you keeping us all informed on the world weather events. Very helpful (me being in WPac). Cheers HGW!

KOTG(MOD)
KOTG(MOD)
2 months ago
Reply to  Dobby

may have made a mistake dob again be patient hades is no longer a mod here he has opted to be a regular member i am doing a mass check unapproved trash maneuver so again some may get caught by mistake laters if time will review what removed and it will come back

cRR Kampen
cRR Kampen
2 months ago
Reply to  Dobby

Dobby!!