Hurricane Ingrid and the TropicsSeptember 16th, 2013 at 4:00 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Hurricane Ingrid is a big rain producer (with flooding) for NE Mexico. It’ll produce some significant and mostly welcome rain in south Texas as well (see Brownsville TX. Radar). Here’s weather observations from Mexico and Texas. Tropical Depression Manuel continues to produce heavy rains on the west coast of Mexico up into the mountains. Both of these storms will produce much more damage from heavy rain/flooding/landslides than from strong wind. Nearly two dozen fatalities are blamed on the storms. Here’s a satellite picture of Mexico and radar from Mexico. Hurricane Humberto has weakened to a tropical depression, but will probably regenerate into a Tropical Storm. It poses no threat to land. The remains of Gabrielle produced rain in Nova Scotia and parts of Newfoundland, Canada. For only the second time in modern history, we had to wait until Sept. 11 to get the season’s first hurricane in the Atlantic/Caribbean/Gulf of Mexico. The latest we have ever gone before getting the season’s first hurricane was Sept. 11, 2002. It’s been a very quiet year weatherwise (no hurricanes – until Sept. 11), few tornadoes, fewer hundred-degree temperatures than average, heat waves “fewer and milder this year than last” according to NWS.