What dictates a hurricane’s strength?
There are many ways to categorize a hurricane. The storm’s central pressure is one way. The height of its storm surge is another. How much rain it drops is another. And, of course, the strength of its wind is another. But what causes a hurricane to strengthen or weaken? The answer is simple enough, but multifaceted.
A damp start leads to another afternoon of scattered showers, storms
Today: Partly cloudy with scattered showers with isolated storms, some locally heavy, 40-60 percent for NE FL, 30-60 percent for SE GA. Showers, storms will develop mainly after 2 p.m. with heaviest rainfall totals likely inland. Highs in the low 90s inland, upper 80s along our beaches. Feels like temperatures 99-104 degrees. Wind W/SE 10-15 mph.
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Late day showers and storms, some will continue past sunset. Scattered showers will develop along the front across SE GA then fueled by the sea breeze, pushing west of I-95 late afternoon, or evening. Showers with storms will linger past sunset. Locally heavy rainfall, flooding, gusty wind, and frequent lightning strikes are possible in stronger storms.
WAAD Thursday for storms but it only slowly gets better afterwards
Late Wednesday night the squall line of storms that have been racing eastward along the northern Gulf of Mexico, continues to hold together. This is very unusual, typically we see significant weakening. And we might still, just as the storms are coming through Jacksonville Thursday morning. Even if it does weaken, there will still be a very high possibility of another round of possible thunderstorms Thursday afternoon.
Mid-August starts a critical shift in Jacksonville’s weather pattern
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Let’s talk about Jacksonville before we talk about the heart of the current hurricane season. They have also been predominately during the early evening hours between 3-6 pm. The shift will be notable in about two weeks and it will coincide with the shift we will see in the hurricane season. Not withstanding this record breaking early hurricane season, the typical hurricane season doesn’t get interesting until about August 20th. Early season storms (especially pre-season storms) are typically remembered for their rain amounts, not for their destructive wind damage and killer storm surge.
Strong to isolated severe storms, Richard is also tracking the Tropics
Better chance of strong to severe storms today. Strong to severe storms are expected to develop today mainly after 2pm and continue through the evening. Showers with strong to isolated severe storms will form near and along I-75 and then moving northeast toward I-95 and the beaches. Afternoon highs in the upper 80s to low 90s inland with upper 80s along our beaches. Afternoon highs in the upper 80s to low 90s inland, upper 80s along our beaches.
Saturday will be stifling hot with a pre-Isaias southeast breeze at the beach
We will spend the afternoon in the mid 90s, topping out at 96°, feeling more like 100°. Highs Sunday will still be hot inland, in the 90s, but beaches will have highs in the 80s as winds build to between 15-25 mph. Winds Monday will become northwesterly, allowing for hot, offshore winds. Skies clear and daytime highs will “pop” into the mid 90s and feel-like highs into the low 100s. Tuesday through the end of the week looks hot, topping out in the mid 90s with good chances to see afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Showers and storms inland, Richard says heat and humidity continue
Extended period of an onshore flow with mainly dry conditions along our coastal zones, isolated showers, storms inland. High pressure lingers through the week with models indicating increasing showers, thunderstorms this weekend. Today: Partly cloudy and hot with isolated inland showers with storms, 40 percent from the beaches to I-95 then a 30-50 percent chance from highway 301 to I-75. Afternoon highs in the low to mid 90s inland with upper 80s to low 90s along our sandy shores. Afternoon highs in the low to mid 90s inland, upper 80s to low 90s along our sandy shores.
Scattered storms fade after sunset, mostly dry and very hot the rest of the week
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – We have scattered storms, mainly north of I-10 moving from the west to the east across our area. Thursday will be partly cloudy, very hot, with a few scattered afternoon storms. Expect partly cloudy skies and isolated chances for a few scattered afternoon storms. Sunday we will top out at 95 degrees and we expect 30% chances to see afternoon storms. Monday the drier air over us starts to erode and we see increasing chances for afternoon storms through the middle of the work week.
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Showers with storms today, Richard says drier days to come
Partly cloudy and hot with scattered showers, storms this afternoon through tonight. Thursday: Scattered showers and storms continue. Friday: Scattered showers and storms, isolated strong to severe, 70-90 percent. Wake up temperatures in the 70s with showers possible. Afternoon highs in the 80s across southeast Georgia, upper 80s to low 90s for inland northeast Florida, 80s along our beaches.
Whats the difference between a subtropical storm and a tropical storm?
A subtropical storm may become a tropical storm if it spends enough time over warm water and thunderstorms build up closer to the center of circulation. Subtropical storms are generally less dense and more spread out than tropical storms. Subtropical storms have a cold core in the upper troposphere instead of warm like tropical storms. There is no such thing as a subtropical hurricane, the subtropical storm would first become a tropical storm and then a hurricane. Subtropical storms were first tracked using numbers when the NHC began naming subtropical systems in 1972."
Saturday looks gorgeous, as severe storms rip the Deep South Sunday
Under mostly sunny skies we will warm up into the mild upper 70s. Late Sunday night turns stormy for Southeastern Georgia, and a line of storms ahead of a cold front will push into Northeastern Florida Monday. We have the potential to see damaging gusts of wind and isolated tornadoes with Monday’s storms. Monday will be warm, with the line of storms pushing through. Thursday our forecast dries out and looks nicer, in the 70s under partly cloudy skies.