My prayers are with all the families, friends and businesses of the whole ravaged area, and to a quick and expedient assessment of the damages and return to normalcy!
The Final update on former Hurricane Sally….
More technical information as provided by cdema.org – Tropical Weather Systems.
Current tropical activity report directly from the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center:
↓ At 12:19 pm ↓
There are no warnings or watches up at the time. It has been nice bringing this to you and watching the videos with NHC Director Ken Graham, but am looking forward to going back to normalcy. I will share an “Eye in the Sky” collage of photos in action as soon as the declassification of the storm occurs or the storm moves to sea and is not affecting the U.S., to show the whole history in a .GIF. Sharing the latest NOAA and NWS reports:
…POST-TROPICAL DEPRESSION SALLY STILL PRODUCING TORRENTIAL RAINS OVER THE CAROLINAS…
…A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE AS SALLY MOVES NORTHEAST ACROSS CAROLINAS THROUGH TONIGHT…
Flash Flood Watches are in effect from northeast Georgia across much of Upstate South Carolina, most of North Carolina, and southeast Virginia. Sally is expected to deposit 4 to 6 inches, with isolated amounts of 10 inches, in and near the Carolinas and southern Virginia. Widespread flash flooding and minor to moderate river flooding is likely.
Scattered tornadoes may occur from southeast Georgia into South and North Carolina through this afternoon and into this evening. A Tornado Watch is posted across portions of central and northeast South Carolina.
At 11 a.m. EDT, the center of now Post-Tropical Cyclone Sally was located inland over Georgia about 115 miles (185 km) southwest of Athens. It’s moving toward the northeast near 21 mph (33 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through this afternoon with a gradual increase in forward speed.
Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast to occur during the next 48 hours.
The next complete advisory will be issued by NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center at 5 p.m. EDT – www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov
Future Tropical Activity: Here is the latest report on all future activity from the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center:
NHC is issuing advisories on this Thursday afternoon regarding on Hurricane Teddy, located over the central tropical Atlantic –www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Teddy – and on recently downgraded Tropical Depression Vicky, located over the eastern tropical Atlantic – www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Vicky
Elsewhere, an area low pressure system is located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. The shower and thunderstorm activity has changed little today. Upper-level winds are gradually becoming more conducive for development, and a tropical depression or a tropical storm could form within the next day or so. It has a high (90 percent) chance of formation during the next 48 hours and five days. The low is expected to meander over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico through tonight before moving slowly northward to northeastward on Friday and Saturday. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the disturbance this afternoon. For more information on this system, see High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.
There is an elongated area of low pressure located a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for development during the next few days, and a tropical depression could form before upper-level winds become less favorable by late this weekend. The system is forecast to move west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph during the next several days. It has a medium (50 percent) chance of formation during the next five days.
Also, a non-tropical area of low pressure is located over the far northeastern Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles east of the Azores. Some additional subtropical development is possible over the next day or so as it moves east-southeastward and then northeastward at about 10 mph. It has a low (30 percent) chance of formation during the next five days. The system is expected to reach the coast of Portugal late Friday. For more information on this system,
see High Seas Forecasts issued by Meteo France at www.meteofrance.com/previsions-meteo-…/…/grandlarge/metarea2
La Niña is officially declared as the cause of such an active hurricane season this year, with names running out soon. Right now, there are four major tropical areas: Tropical Storm Paulette, Tropical Depression Rene, Tropical Storm Sally, and tropical disturbance number twenty. With two unnumbered disturbances, the Atlantic is one under the theoretical maximum saturation of disturbances possible as per Dr. Gnanadesikan, if they all were to turn into hurricanes at the same time. Nonetheless, this is a very active season, considering it started off quietly and with dust plumes in June and July.
Sharing safety measures from my previous 2018 blog post: Tips For Playing it Safe During a Hurricane: Here Comes Florence!
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