Month: April 2019

Hurricane Michael upgraded to category 5

Yesterday, the National Hurricane Center announced that it was upgrading Hurricane Michael to a category 5 hurricane. Hurricane Michael, which made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida on October 10 of last year, was originally rated as a high-end category 4 storm with 155 mph winds. But a post-storm analysis determined that wind speeds were actually…

By Brian April 20, 2019 0

This week’s severe weather continues

We are now into day three of this severe weather outbreak. The Storm Prediction Center has given today a Moderate Risk of severe weather, the second highest rating. Damaging wind is the primary concern, although tornadoes and large hail will also be possible. Basically, a fairly strong trough is moving through the eastern CONUS today.…

By Brian April 19, 2019 0

Multi-day severe weather event begins today

The next wave of severe weather has arrived. As depicted on the image below, there will be a combination of a shortwave trough and a somewhat cut off low moving through the Midwest this afternoon. The somewhat cut off low, with its forecasted 80+ knot winds, will be providing the most upper level support today.…

By Brian April 17, 2019 0

Severe weather over the weekend

This past weekend had the largest severe weather outbreak so far this year. Unfortunately, there were a few fatalities. The severe weather outbreak started on Saturday. The Storm Prediction Center gave the day a Moderate Risk of severe weather; the second highest rating. Overall, it was kind of a messy day. A couple different lines…

By Brian April 16, 2019 0

Welcome to the new MMU!

So! I am in the process of updating the website. I have added WordPress to the homepage to make editing things a bit quicker. I may be editing other parts of the website as well. The plan is to turn this website into more of a blog, where I’ll talk about the weather, my travels…

By Brian April 13, 2019 0