Friday, September 30, 2016

Matthew Now Category 4 Hurricane

I had some computer problems this morning and wasn't able to post. There have been some thunderstorms around the metro this afternoon, but considerably reduced relative to yesterday. Thunder here but only 0.01" of rainfall. ALERT rainfall for 6-hours ending at 5:00 pm MST is shown below.

Matthew has rapidly intensified into a 150 mph, Cat 4 hurricane today and is currently just north of the coast of Columbia. A 2315 UTC vis/IR satellite image of the storm is below. Matthew is forecast to move westward and then to turn sharply northward on Sunday (bottom), heading toward Jamaica and Cuba. The storm is so far south that the track forecast may be prone to more uncertainty than is usual.

No comments:

Post a Comment