Matthew 2016

October 6, 2016

Hurricane Matthew's Storm Surge Threatens Florida

Hurricane Matthew has already caused death and devastation across the Caribbean and Bahamas, and now he's heading for Florida. Firstly here's the latest National Hurricane Center track forecast:

together with the current NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory ensemble forecast for Matthew:

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October 2, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Aims At Haiti

It's a long time since the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season started way back in January as Hurricane Alex headed for Greenland.

Today we bring you news of Hurricane Matthew, who swept through the Lesser Antilles into the Caribbean Sea as a mere tropical storm but has now turned north and strengthened into a major hurricane. Matthew briefly reached category 5 status yesterday with sustained wind speeds of 160 miles per hour, but those winds have dropped down to a mere 150 mph this morning. Like Alex, Matthew has several claims to fame, most notably as the southernmost category 5 hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, at 13.3° north. Here's the current forecast from the National Hurricane Center:

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