Crazy storm weather around the world


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I watched a 1m video report of the consequences of the huricane (Ian) in Florida, the fact that it has sucked up the water of the golf of Mexico, which is something the guy never saw before. But the problem is that this 1m clip is private and i can't link it here and did not find it on youtube. But I found other clips/videos which mention this, so here are some :



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I watched a 1m video report of the consequences of the huricane (Ian) in Florida, the fact that it has sucked up the water of the golf of Mexico, which is something the guy never saw before. But the problem is that this 1m clip is private and i can't link it here and did not find it on youtube. But I found other clips/videos which mention this, so here are some :

I saw a similar statement by another resident on Twitter, however other people who have lived there longer say that it has been known to happen during hurricanes. That said, it may be that this time it was more extreme, or that the location was was different.

Searching online i came across this news report about the reverse storm surge caused by hurricane Ian; these are just a few snippets:

The phenomena is called a "reverse storm surge." Storm surge is wind-driven, said David Zierden, the state climatologist with Florida State University's Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies.

Donna Bourgeois, the day manager at Angelo & Son's Seafood Restaurant, said she's never seen the tide so low. She's worked at Angelo's for 30 years.

Floridians could walk on what should be water as the hurricane pulled the ocean from the shore.

"It was just like a bathtub let the water out," she said. "Just, it was gone."
The tide started to come back in around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, and it was coming in fast.

Zierden said Florida saw reverse storm surge during Hurricane Irma
, but it's not only caused by hurricanes.

Reverse storm surge can happen during cold fronts, too.


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Update from Sundance:

Hopefully this hotspot holds up. First things first, we are surrounded by the grace of a loving God, and we are thankful.

To begin updating day #2 on the ground in Southwest Florida (SWFL) allow me to please remind everyone to take these storms seriously and take all the advanced preparations needed to protect yourself and your family. You can never overprepare. Additionally, if you did evacuate from the area, stay where you are. There’s no need to come back into the recovery zone and there are virtually no utilities (electricity, water) operating in most areas.

Working today with a search and recovery team from Fort Walton Beach, Florida, there are multiple agencies from around the Southeast sending resources. We are incredibly grateful, and every resource is a blessing.

Unfortunately, there are many people missing, and frantic out of state families looking for their loved ones. Hopefully, those missing were just last-minute evacuees that don’t know people are looking for them, and/or people with no way to communicate their status. Local radio stations are broadcasting names and addresses of missing persons in the hope that people can call in with information. This is why a communication plan is so critical for anyone in an extreme weather impact zone.



The Living Force
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A huge watersprout near Split

It threatened the participants of the regatta, it looked like a tornado

piavica at split
© Dalmatia today

The cyclone, which has been acting on time in Croatia for days, has brought disbelief to parts of Dalmatia. In the afternoon, a front developed with strong thunderclouds, and after 4 p.m. several waterspouts developed on the sea around Split. The most intense was the one that developed in front of [island] Brač, more precisely in front of [islands] Sutivan and Supetar.

The very strong waterspout lasted about ten minutes, but at no point did it reach land, and it gradually disintegrated as it moved towards the southeast.

Before it, a waterspout developed on the sea between Split and [island] Šolta, which briefly approached the competitors of the 91st Split Mrduja regatta, however, it was at a sufficient distance for the competitors to be safe. By this time, most of them had reached their destination, but a few sailboats were still at sea. Fortunately, the waterspout did not infect them.

During the storm, 5 to 15 liters of rain fell per square meter, and there were occasional strong gusts of wind.


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▪︎ Mexico

Hurricane Orlene is headed for landfall between Nayarit and southern Sinaloa will cross the Islas Marias and pass very close to CaboCorrientes and Puerto Vallarta Jalisco.

#Orlene has intensified to #Hurricane category 3 ⚠️

📍A 205 km southwest of Playa Pérula and 230 km south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes, #Jalisco.
💨#Maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h and gusts of 225 km.
🌀Displacement to the north at 7 km/h

▪︎The sounds of hurricane Ian


Ursus Minor

The Living Force
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Andrei "The Saker" who is living in Florida has just reported

The latest from Andrei (October 1)

Dear friends

We found a home to stay. We have workable Internet. Best of all, a neighbor told us that in his opinion our house might be fixable, but it will take time (especially to get the materials). Compared to much of Florida, we are very lucky. I am totally spent and will have to use the little energy I have to salvage the salvageable from our house. I hope to write something semi coherent for the blog early next week.

Thank you all for your support and patience!



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Bulletin #SIATCT no. 11🚩(05h).
Hurricane cat. 4 Orlene A 185 km west-southwest of Playa Pérula and 195 km southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco.

It has rapidly intensified to a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

Hurricane Orlene strengthens to Category 4 as it heads west of Mexico

Category 4 Hurricane Orlene is rapidly intensifying and approaching western Mexico, where it is expected to cause potentially deadly flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 209 km/h (130 mph), was heading north at 11 km/h (7 mph) Sunday morning about 282 km (175 miles) south of Las Islas Marias, Mexico, the center said. Las Islas Marias, an archipelago about 60 miles (97 km) off the mainland coast, is expected to face hurricane conditions Sunday night.

Orlene is projected to make landfall on the coast of mainland Mexico on Monday or later Monday night, making landfall just south of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, where life-threatening flash flooding is a concern, according to Mexico's CONAGUA Agency.

Orlene is forecast to produce heavy downpours, storm surge and landslides along the west coast of Mexico. The forecast also calls for the region to encounter 3 to 5 inches (76 to 127 mm) of rain, with local amounts up to 10 inches (254 mm).


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After making landfall as a category 1 hurricane, Orlene became a tropical depression on October 3 and its remnants headed towards northeastern Mexico as a low pressure. The tropical storm caused rainfall in at least nine states.

Flooding in Guadalajara Jalisco

▪︎Trinidad and Tobago

Floods, landslides, traffic: Tropical wave wreaks havoc across T&T​

Residents of Tobago and north-east Trinidad are facing the full brunt of thundershowers associated with a fast-approaching tropical wave.

Violent rainfall started at midnight, five hours earlier than was previously advised by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) when its Adverse Weather Alert - Yellow Level was issued.

There have been reports of incessant flooding, landslides, marooned vehicles, traffic as well as power outages in Roxborough and Mt St George, Tobago. This was reported extensively by the TT Weather Centre.

Heavy rains associated with low pressure #91L (under watch by @NHC_Atlantic ) are causing severe flooding in Bon Air West in Trinidad and Tobago 🇹🇹


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Sydney has wettest year on record with 2.2 metres of rain in 279 days​

This year is already Sydney’s wettest year on record, with more than 2.2 metres of rain having fallen since January.

Previously, Sydney’s wettest year was 1950, when the total annual rainfall was 2.194 metres. This year’s rainfall topped that figure at around 1pm on 6 October.

In an average year, Sydney only gets about 1.2 metres of rain.

With almost a quarter of the year left to go and wet conditions predicted to continue, 2022 is likely to be the wettest year on record in Sydney by a long margin, says Milton Speer at the University of Technology Sydney.

There are several reasons why it has been so wet, he says. One is that for the third year in a row, the east coast of Australia is experiencing a La Niña weather cycle, which attracts moist onshore winds from the Pacific Ocean.

Another is that there have been a series of low-pressure troughs associated with low-pressure systems that have “focused the rain for extended periods on Sydney and other parts of the coast”, says Speer.

Sydney, Australia records its wettest day since 1858, more than 60 cities in New South Wales under flood warning.

▪︎Colombia and Nicaragua

Julia is now a category 1 hurricane

Julia is now a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), according to a 7 p.m. (Miami time) special update from the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Julia is expected to strengthen slightly before hitting the coast of Nicaragua early Sunday.

Along with hurricane force winds, potentially life-threatening rainfall amounts of 6 to 10 inches (150-250 mm) are possible in Nicaragua, with isolated amounts up to 15 inches (350 mm).

Such rainfall amounts could trigger landslides and flash flooding.

Colombia declares "maximum alert" in San Andres Island due to storm Julia.

Tropical #TropicalStorm #Julia about to reach hurricane strength on approach to the coast of Nicaragua 🇳🇮.
-Winds 110km/h
-280km ENE of Bluefields #Nicaragua.


Torrential rains hit the region of Mallorca in Spain.


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▪︎ Nicaragua

Hurricane Julia hits Nicaragua with torrential rainfall​

Hurricane Julia hit Nicaragua’s central Caribbean coast on Sunday and dumped torrential rains across Central America before an expected reemergence over the Pacific.

Julia hit as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph), though its winds had dipped to tropical storm force of 50 mph (85 kph), by late afternoon as it pushed across Nicaragua.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Julia was centered about 45 miles (75 kilometers) west-northwest of Managua, the capital, and was moving west at 16 mph (26 kph).

It said life-threatening flash floods and mudslides were possible across Central America and southern Mexico through Tuesday, with the storm expected to bring as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain in isolated areas.

Colombia’s national disaster agency reported Sunday that Julia blew the roofs off several houses and knocked over trees as it blasted past San Andres Island east of Nicaragua. There were no immediate reports of fatalities

#Julia leaving #Nicaragua 🇮 into the Pacific Ocean as a Tropical Storm.

Continued rains and landslides possible in #Nicaragua 🇳🇮 #ElSalvador and #Guatemala 🇬🇹.
October 9/18:00h


The Living Force
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The incredible history of Julia and Karl

The initial germ of Julia was a tropical wave in the eastern Caribbean at the beginning, back on October 2. Later, on October 7, over the northern coasts of Venezuela and Colombia, Julia became a tropical storm while heading towards the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua where it impacted as a category 1 hurricane on October 9. Within 24 hours, it jumped to the eastern Pacific as a tropical storm, retaining its name and organization. On October 10, it moved parallel to the Pacific coast and penetrated over Guatemala losing all its previous organization, post Julia, and forming a very wide area of low pressure that covered vast areas of the Pacific, northern Caribbean and areas of Yucatan.

On October 11, Julia split. (Meteorologists call it a double cyclonic gyre) The northern ridge of tropical cyclone originated a low pressure in the southern Gulf of Mexico with intense rain accumulations in Veracruz, Tabasco, Oaxaca and Chiapas.

Amazing: remnants of #Julia, or a part of it, could regenerate in the #GulfofMexico after #TropicalTropicalStormJulia passed from the #Caribbean to the Pacific and back into the #GdM. (Gulf of Mexico)

Simultaneous activity of 2 cyclonic gyres in the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico developed from Cyclone Julia will cause a heavy rainstorm in Veracruz, Oaxaca, Tabasco. Chiapas, Puebla, Campeche, and Guerrero. In Mexico City cloudy intervals Acapulco Cancun and Huatulco with heavy showers. @ChaacTlaloc Ing.Geofisico.

At 19:32 UTC a U.S. Air Force Reserve reconnaissance hurricane-hunter aircraft investigated the system in the Gulf of Mexico and reported a "tropical depression or tropical storm within the next few days" Tropical Storm Karl was born.

At 21:00 UTC U.S. National Hurricane Center begins issuing new tropical storm warnings for tropical storm Karl whose center is located according to the hurricane hunter aircraft mission: 195km east northeast of the port of Veracruz with winds of 65km/h currently moving northwest at 9km/h.

Due to the binary effect (simultaneous cyclones) of tropical storm Karl east of Veracruz and the cyclonic gyre south of Guerrero, heavy rains were forecast for the next three days in Veracruz (Gulf of Mexico) and Guerrero (Pacific Ocean).

Consequences of the cyclonic gyre so far

Acapulco (
Pacific Ocean Coast)

Several people were swept away by the currents after heavy rains this Tuesday afternoon in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.
Heavy #rainfall and severe #flooding yesterday in #Acapulco #Guerrero #Mexico 🇲🇽.
Associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm #Julia the Port of Acapulco suffered heavy damage to the coastline and several colonies.

Due to heavy rains caused by the remnants of cyclone "Julia", there were floods, landslides, mudslides, fallen trees and one death in Acapulco, Guerrero.

According to initial reports, a woman was swept away by the current of the stream that crosses Pedrera street, and a search operation was carried out.

After several hours of searching, the victim, Ana Fabián, 32 years old, was found dead among the branches of a riverbed.

Sydney has wettest year on record with 2.2 metres of rain in 279 days​


Flood waters swamp Melbourne as heavy rains slam three Australian states​

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By Renju Jose and Lewis Jackson SYDNEY

Thousands of people across Australia's southeast were asked to evacuate their homes on Friday, including some in Melbourne's west, after two days of incessant rains triggered flash flooding and fast-moving waters burst river banks.
Large parts of Victoria state, southern New South Wales and the northern regions of the island state of Tasmania were pounded by an intense weather system with some taking more than a month's worth of rain since late Wednesday, officials said.
"This has led to widespread, major flooding ... with some rivers experiencing record flooding and this is only going to continue to move downstream and get worse," Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Dean Narramore told ABC television.
Footage on social media showed people wading through knee-deep water with their pets and some being rescued in boats.
Many rivers in Victoria, including the Maribyrnong in Melbourne's west and the Goulburn further north, reached major flood levels, prompting the nighttime evacuation of residents.
The Goulburn River at Seymour, about 100 km north of Melbourne, has peaked above the record 7.64 meters reached in May 1974, data showed.
"It's far from over, we'll see waters rise," Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews told the ABC. "We'll see more and more waters continuing to rise, more and more houses being inundated, more and more communities being closed off."
Andrews said the state's purpose-built COVID-19 quarantine facility, closed last week after Australia scrapped isolation rules, could be reopened to shelter flood-impacted residents.
In Tasmania, the flooding crisis intensified after more evacuation orders overnight, while hundreds of residents in southern New South Wales spent the night in evacuation centers.
Though heavy rains are expected to ease from late Friday, flooding could continue through the weekend, officials said.

Devastating floods have repeatedly struck Australia's east coast since early last year because of a multi-year La Nina weather phenomenon, which brings more rain.
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