Special Advisory – Tropical Storm Florence

In recent days, there’s been quite a bit of kerfuffle about a supposed storm “stronger than Ophelia” hitting Ireland towards the middle of September. At the time this story broke, that storm, now designated as Tropical Storm Florence, had just rolled over the coast of Senegal as a strong tropical depression. As with all “meteorological”…

Severe Weather Event October 16th – Advisory #5

This will be the final advisory for Hurricane Ophelia. It is currently moving northeast at a brisk 30 knots, and should start affecting southern Irish counties in the early morning, so less than 24 hours from now. It is currently transitioning from a hurricane to an extratropical cyclone, which in effect means that it will…

Severe Weather Event October 16th – Advisory #4

Hurricane Ophelia is contiuing to strengthen, with satellite images showing a clearly defined eye and remote wind speed measurements indicating that the storm is at the top end of Category 2 and could evolve into a major Category 3 Hurricane over the course of this day. All major weather models are now in agreement that…

Potential Severe Weather Event October 16th – Advisory #1

I know this seems like a weird warning to give here in Ireland, however due to its unusual characteristics, it appears likely that tropical storm Ophelia, which will evolve into a hurricane by Thursday, will hit Ireland early next week, most likely on Monday. The US National Hurricane Center in Miami is tracking the storm,…