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+++2017 Hurricane Alarm for IRELAND+++

Unread postPosted: Thu 12 Oct 2017, 01:00:08
by M_B_S
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Tropical Storm Ophelia continued its gradual climb toward hurricane status on Wednesday, still far from land and in no hurry to get closer. As of 11 am EDT Wednesday, Ophelia’s top winds were up to 70 mph, just short of hurricane strength. The storm was located in the central Atlantic almost 800 miles southwest of the Azores, drifting east at 3 mph. By Thursday, Ophelia is likely to be the Atlantic’s tenth tropical storm in a row to become a hurricane. Update: At 5:00 pm EDT, the NOAA/NWS National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded Ophelia to hurricane status, with top sustained winds of 75 mph. Only three other years have seen ten consecutive Atlantic hurricanes: 1878, 1886, and 1893.
https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/ophel ... california
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Maybe i missed something in my life but a Hurricane Alarm for Ireland ? WOW!

Interesting Times :!: :idea: :arrow:

@410 ppm CO2

Eurolanding tropical titbits

Unread postPosted: Thu 12 Oct 2017, 06:37:58
by Whitefang
Hi MBS, you missed out on Debbie, a 1961 affair.
Might be before you were born though.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_ ... _in_Europe

The effects of tropical cyclones in Europe and their extra-tropical remnants include strong winds, heavy rainfall, and in rare instances, tornadoes. There is only one modern tropical cyclone officially regarded as directly impacting Europe—Hurricane Vince in 2005, which struck southwestern Spain—having made landfall in the European mainland whilst still fully tropical. Hurricane Debbie in 1961 may have still been tropical when it made landfall in northwestern Ireland, but this is disputed.[nb 1]

Atlantic hurricanes generally do not form east of the 30th meridian west, and those that do typically continue to the west. Storms can move around the Bermuda high and turn to the northeast and affect Europe. There have been several extratropical cyclones that struck Europe and were colloquially called hurricanes, some of these European windstorms had hurricane-force winds of over 119 km/h (74 mph). Those storms are not included in this list.[1]

Due to their positions far to the west of the rest of Europe, Ireland and the United Kingdom experienced the most effects, although countries as far east as Russia and Cyprus have experienced tropical cyclone impacts.[2]


Tropical-like systems, referred to as "medicanes,"[3] are occasionally observed over the Mediterranean Sea. Several of these storms have developed eye-like features and hurricane-force winds; however, their nature is contrary to that of a tropical cyclone. The majority of these storm originate from deep, cold-core lows which they do not fully disassociate from. Additionally, unlike tropical systems, sea surface temperatures above 26 °C (79 °F) are not required for their development.[4]

In a paper published in April 2013, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute predicted that by the year 2100, global warming would greatly increase the threat of hurricane-force winds to western Europe from former tropical cyclones and hybrid storms, the latter similar to Hurricane Sandy in 2012.


Debbie does Ireland.....

September 17, 1961 – Hurricane Debbie struck Ireland, although official records are unclear whether it was tropical or not at landfall.[24][27] Regardless of its status, Debbie produced among the lowest pressures in Europe from a post-tropical cyclone, with a pressure of 950 mbar (28 inHg) reported between Ireland and Scotland. At Malin Head in northwestern Ireland, a gust of 183 km/h (114 mph) was reported, which was the highest gust in a survey of post-tropical cyclones from 1960 to 2009. Sustained winds reached 126 km/h (78 mph) at the same location.[2] The high winds caused heavy damage across Ireland, estimated at over $40 million (1961 USD). There were also 12 deaths in the country.[28] High winds also affected Northern Ireland, killing six people.[29][30]

Re: +++2017 Hurricane Alarm for IRELAND+++

Unread postPosted: Sun 15 Oct 2017, 11:21:35
by Whitefang
We'll discuss this on the Ophelia thread ok?

Re: +++2017 Hurricane Alarm for IRELAND+++

Unread postPosted: Sun 15 Oct 2017, 14:07:20
by M_B_S
Thx for the Info Whitefang