Tagged: NWS

Current base reflectivity radar of Hurricane Joaquin over the Bahamas (NOAA) 0

Breaking: ‘Joaquin’ Upgraded to Category-3 Hurricane Near Bahamas

‘Joaquin’ Upgraded to Category-3 Hurricane Near Bahamas (Atlantic Ocean) According to the National Weather Service in Miami at 11:00 PM Eastern time, Joaquin was been upgraded to a category-3 hurricane, still with uncertainty as to whether-or-not the super-cell will make landfall, impacting tens of millions of residents along the east coast. The storm is currently carrying winds of about 115 miles per hour, though higher wind gusts are possible. Hurricane-force winds stretch to a 35-mile radius, with tropical storm-force winds ranging outward of 140 miles from the eye. The storm is expected to get stronger over Thursday night into Friday morning. A hurricane ‘watch’...

Tropical Storm Joaquin as of earlier this afternoon. (The Weather Channel) 0

East Coast Braces for Flooding as Tropical Storm Brews in Atlantic

East Coast Braces for Flooding as Tropical Storm Brews in Atlantic (Atlantic Ocean) A 125-mile-wide tropical storm is escalating in the Atlantic, as weather experts expect it to upgrade to a full-blown hurricane over the next 24 hours. Tropical storm Joaquin is currently at 70 mph (5 mph increase over past 4 hours) and has already jumped to 990 millibars in barometric pressure, a tell-tale sign of increasing windspeeds to come. Though the storm is expected to weaken over the weekend, eastern-coastal areas of the United States from North Carolina to New England are bracing for a potential impact. Some models...

Tsunami of 2011 following a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, triggering the meltdown of three nuclear reactors at Fukashima. (Youtube) 0

BREAKING: Parts of Japan Evacuated as Minor Tsunami Expected

BREAKING: Parts of Japan Evacuated as Minor Tsunami Expected Following the cancellation of the Tsunami Advisory for California this afternoon, according to a report from the National Weather Service, low-lying parts of Japan are being evacuated as the small waves are set to hit the coast starting at 20:20 UTC for parts of Chiba, Fukushima and Aichi prefectures, according to public broadcaster NHK. ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL ————————– * ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL -ETA- OF THE INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE FOR PLACES WITHIN THREATENED REGIONS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST....

Estimated travel times of a potential tsunami (National Weather Service - US) 0

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 12:41 AM (US Central Time)

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 12:41 AM (US Central Time) A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., waves are estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis. Waves appear currently to be variable in strength. Dark Matter News will try to provide hourly updates as new USGS and NOAA information is made available. UPDATES ——- * UPDATED OBSERVATIONS …THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT… WARNINGS/ADVISORIES/WATCHES —————————...

Estimated travel times of a potential tsunami (National Weather Service - US) 0

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE GMT -6 10:38 PM (US Central Time)

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE GMT -6 10:38 PM A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Dark Matter News will try to provide hourly updates as new USGS and NOAA information is made available. WARNINGS/ADVISORIES/WATCHES ————————— TSUNAMI ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR… * THE COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA FROM SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACH CALIFORNIA /WHICH IS LOCATED 45 MILES SE OF L.A./ TO RAGGED POINT CALIFORNIA /WHICH IS LOCATED 50 MILES NW OF SAN LUIS OBISPO/ FOR OTHER US AND CANADIAN PACIFIC COASTS IN NORTH AMERICA – THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT. IMPACTS FOR TSUNAMI ADVISORY AREAS ———————————- * A TSUNAMI...

Estimated travel times of a potential tsunami (National Weather Service - US) 0

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 02:41 AM (US Central Time)

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 02:41 AM (US Central Time) A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates still show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., waves are estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis. ***Update*** New data sets added. Waves still variable in strength. Most recent data from markers closer to earthquake epicenter show smaller waves, as tsunami passes further away. Largest recorded waves just over 15 ft. in height. As...

Estimated travel times of a potential tsunami (National Weather Service - US) 0

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 01:41 AM (US Central Time)

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 01:41 AM (US Central Time) A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates still show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., waves are estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis. Waves still currently appear to be variable in strength. Dark Matter News will try to provide hourly updates through the morning as new USGS and NOAA information is made available. UPDATES ——- * UPDATED OBSERVATIONS SEE NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR...