A pattern is evolving bringing a most likely prolonged heavy rain event, with periods of intense rainfall and flooding. There is a large scale amplification of the western U.S. trough, blocked by a ridge in the Atlantic, bringing much moisture from the Caribbean up in front of a slow moving frontal zone across eastern TX into the lower-mid MS Valley and OH Valley. PWATs are near record to record values from east TX all the way into the Great Lakes region. Shortwave energy through the upper Midwest had tightened the deep layer gradients and associated broad upper level jet streak. This is expected to push eastward over the next three days. The excessive rain has already begun to melt existing snow adding to the threat of flooding. The Mississippi River is expected to rise and flood where the Ohio River and the Mississippi join sending a pulse of extra water down, cresting inMemphis, TN on March 4th.
Severe Weather Likely Mid-Week for Central US
Tuesday Evening into early Wednesday
Cyclone Deluge | 9 News Perth 9 News Perth
Published on Feb 18, 2018Tropical Cyclone Kelvin has battered WA's Kimberley with a cattle station caught in the eye of the destructive storm. The system made landfall as a category 2 cyclone - bringing winds of up to 150 kilometres an hour.
Country prepares for Cyclone Gita WeatherDisastersTV
Published on Feb 9, 2018Days of heavy downpour has taken a toll on some parts of the big island of Savai’i as the country hunkers down to await the arrival of what has now been named as Cyclone Gita. The Category 1 cyclone is expected to hit Samoa within the next 24 hours. In the meantime, a video posted on Facebook shows water ripping through a family’s home, sweeping properties along the way including a family vehicle. Elsewhere on the big island, transportation has been severely restricted, as a number of fords have been flooded and cannot be crossed. The notorious Maliolio river has burst and members of the public have been warned to take extra care. Overnight flights to Fiji were cancelled. Ferry trips between Savai’i and Upolu were cancelled yesterday. Some schools have already sent students home for the day. According to the latest update from the Samoa Met Office, the country should expect winds to pick up tomorrow morning.
Two Maria Rescues to Star in Puppy Bowl
As an observer of all things fuego it was time to check in on the volcano with all this geological unrest. NOAA Satellites also put out some footage on twitter.