Florence update: the Carolinas are a mess

I do not have a lot to say tonight, other than to give you this update on what used to be Hurricane Florence. It’s caused a lot of flooding in the Carolinas and a lot of people have been killed. The story here from FOX News. It’s sad. I have an affinity for the Carolinas…

Gordon!!! Potential hurricane bears down on the Mississippi Gulf coast

After covering preseason hockey all weekend I am sick of watching sports, so I am tuning in hurricane coverage instead. Exciting stuff. Mississippi and Alabama’s southern Gulf coast looks to be hit by Tropical Storm Gordon, which could still turn into Hurricane Gordon before it is done. Be glad you are not there today.

Lane!!!! Hurricane season is on in Hawaii

Is it my imagination, but isn’t it a bad year for Hawaii? Already in 2018, they’ve had a volcanic eruption in that state, and now they are going to be hit by a hurricane: Hurricane Lane. What’s next, an earthquake? A tsunami? An asteroid strike? I guess being hit by a hurricane is bad enough….

Hurricane news: Ophelia takes a trip to Ireland today

So, folks, it is always a little unusual when a hurricane, or a post-Tropical storm like this one was, hits a place like Ireland (!). But that is what Ophelia did today. It even killed a few people. Aren’t you fed up yet with hurricanes?

Nate threatens Gulf Coast. Aren’t you fed up yet with hurricanes?!

Well, another weekend, another hurricane. This time, it is Nate threatening havoc. The story here. I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of hurricanes and sick of the bad news. And I should say a brief word about the ongoing mess in Puerto Rico. I know the anti-Trump piling on has been going nonstop,…

Puerto Rico takes direct hit from Hurricane Maria

Maria socked Puerto Rico today; everyone lost their power. Sounds like the worst hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in 80 years. All the grim news from CNN. Also, I wrote up a newspaper column about hurricane season here. Hope I didn’t sound too flippant about the plight of Canadian tourists stuck in hurricane alley: the…

Hurricane Irma is now pounding Florida

Hi, folks. I am spending my Sunday afternoon at home, flipping between the NFL and YouTube live streams of Hurricane Irma making landfall in southwest Florida. After all the devastation seen elsewhere, the American networks are treating this storm like it’s the coming of the Apocalypse. Also, I will provide a report at some point…

Irma is looking like a serious threat to the Caribbean and Florida

We interrupt your CFL football/US Open tennis-watching this Labour/Labor Day, for continuing live hurricane coverage. It looks like Cat. 3 Hurricane Irma is serious business. There is a state of emergency declared in Puerto Rico and real concern that this thing is going to hit south Florida now, at the end of the week. I…

Next hurricane to worry about: Irma, already Cat. 3!

(Pictured: a different hurricane.) Not again!! With everyone in flooded-out south Texas still dealing with the aftermath of Harvey, a new hurricane has formed in recent days in the Atlantic: Irma, which is Cat. 3 and is predicted to get to Cat. 5. This could be the next dangerous storm for folks to worry about. However, the…

Harvey flood news is sad to watch; Houston being flooded

It is literally painful to watch the coverage now from all the feeds about the catastrophic flooding in the wake (former) Hurricane Harvey down in south Texas. I am tuning in the live feeds on YouTube and this really is turning into a national emergency there.  Now Houston is getting hit by massive floods due…

Harvey makes landfall; worst hurricane to hit continental US in 13 years

Here is a rundown of some of the latest Twitter tweets about Cat. 4 Hurricane Harvey: NEW: Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas as Category 4 storm with max sustained winds of 130 mph as catastrophic flooding is expected. pic.twitter.com/Dq9cc3MZZf — World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) August 26, 2017 BREAKING NEWS: The eye of Hurricane Harvey…

Hurricane Matthew starts its pounding of the Florida coast

I’m currently watching the online coverage of Cat.4 Hurricane Matthew as it now heads to the Florida coast. It looks like it’s going to hit the central Florida space coast area around Cape Canaveral, among other places, which happens to be the part of Florida that I’ve been to before in my life. Even Disney…

Weather report: Matthew could be a hurricane threat to Caribbean

So, I don’t feel like reading about Alicia Machado (Hillary Clinton’s favorite Miss Universe) yet again today. In fact, I don’t feel like reading any news, period. But I need my information fix, so instead I’m going to read the weather report.  Besides, I need to think of places to go to when North America goes…

Hermine is a hurricane, about to hit Florida!

(Pictured: A hurricane.) So the big news of the day is that Hermine is now a hurricane, Cat. 1, and is poised to become the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in over 11 years. I also read that this also ends a 1,080 day hurricane drought for the Gulf of Mexico.  That is…

Hawaii could be on the brink of being hit by two hurricanes this week!

Hurricane Madeline is a Category 3 storm on track for the island of Hawaii. It could reach the island by Wednesday. Hawaii also then faces the prospect of being hit by Hurricane Lester! Back to back hurricanes hitting Hawaii! That would be unusual if it happens. Fortunately, I wasn’t planning on going to Hawaii for a vacation…

Latest hurricane news: Bermuda getting socked by Gonzalo right now

Let us move away from news about diseases and go back to talking weather, shall we? Hurricane Gonzalo is going strong right now and Bermuda is taking a direct hit. Coverage here. Well, I guess this weather news won’t cheer people up, either. Honestly, there is not much cheery news out there right now.

Look out North Carolina, Arthur is coming

The question right now is whether Arthur will be a Tropical Storm or a Hurricane when he gets to North Carolina on Thursday. Anyway, the forecasts are here. Happy Fourth of July, folks in the USA. You can have your tropical storms and hurricanes, we have enough problems to deal with here at the moment.

HURRICANE SEASON HAS BEEN A BUST SO FAR

Like a lot of storm fans out there, I have been checking the hurricane sites like the one at My Fox Hurricane, the WWL Hurricane Central, and HurricaneCity in an attempt to follow the active weather out there. There’s just one problem — there IS no active weather. Nothing is happening! As a result, there has been one…

DON’T MESS WITH MOTHER NATURE! HURRICANE SANDY ABOUT TO HIT

Well, just a day after that big 7.7 earthquake hit the remote west coast of Canada, we’re all waiting for Hurricane Sandy to hit the east coast of the USA. Already the hype machine is out of control for this storm, with all the talk about “Frankenstorm” and the like. The thing is that if…

ISAAC HAS MADE LANDFALL

First, I just want to say a big hello to all you folks tuning into my useless Republican convention coverage this week. I’ll have more to say about it tomorrow, but right now I want to talk about Hurricane Isaac. The storm made landfall over an hour ago and the reason I knew that was…

HURRICANE ISAAC READY TO HIT NEW ORLEANS

Well the news of the hour is that Hurricane Isaac is bearing down on New Orleans as we speak. The storm made Cat. 1 hurricane status in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this afternoon and now is due to hit land tonight, right as the proceedings at the Republican National Convention go on in Tampa. What fun,…

ISAAC HITS FLORIDA, NOW HEADED TO THE GULF STATES

The word on Tropical Storm Isaac is that it hit land today and soaked south Florida. I spent a portion of the noon-hour watching the coverage from Miami TV stations on the Web. Now the concern is shifted to the upper Gulf Coast, with the cone of concern shifting to as far west as Mississippi and…