Tropical Monsoons & Savannahs – Secrets of World Climate, Episode 2

For so many of us in the developed world, the seasons are defined by temperature. The freshness of spring, the heat of summer, the chill of autumn and the cold of winter. But for the billions of people on our planet that live in the tropics, the seasons are marked by the presence, and absence, […]

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Severe Weather Update: monsoon and development of a cyclone west Kimberley coast WA, 4 Jan 2020

Hello again from the Bureau. At the same time as fires continue in the southeast of the country, we’re also closely monitoring the monsoon to our northwest, and the likely development of a tropical cyclone off the west Kimberley coast over the coming days. The monsoon is now established to the south of Indonesia, and […]

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Nestor update Nestor longer a tropical storm but bringing wind, rain to the Southeast .

Nestor update Nestor longer a tropical storm but bringing wind, rain to the Southeast . Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Nestor Nestor was soaking parts of the Southeast with heavy rain on Saturday morning but has lost its title as a tropical storm. The National Hurricane Center said Nestor had lost the features that […]

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2018 09 11 14 00 Weather Update on Rainfall, Flooding, and Possible Gulf Development Later this Week

on potential impacts on Texas all right so let’s go ahead and get started now. Here are the main points. The chance of a tropical depression or tropical storm forming in the Gulf have increased since yesterday we’ll go over that on subsequent slides a tropical disturbance or more organized tropical depression or storm is […]

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What is wind shear and how does it impact hurricanes, other tropical cyclones?

What is wind shear and how does it impact hurricanes, other tropical cyclones? Tropical cyclones tropical storms, hurricanes, typhoons, etc. are large warm storms that generally occupy the lower part of the atmosphere and form in the tropics. There are two forms of wind shear in the atmosphere. One is in the vertical and the […]

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NHC Hurricane Preparedness Videos : Day 3 — Wind

I’m Eric Blake, hurricane specialist at NOAA’s National Hurricane Center in Miami. Hurricane-force winds range from 74 to more than 180 mph. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale rates hurricanes on a scale from one to five based on the storm’s strongest winds, and relates these wind speeds to potential impacts and damage. Tropical storms have […]

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