Flooding Continues Along the Rio Grande

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 8:52 AM GMT en Julio 10, 2010

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Hi everybody, Dr. Rob Carver filling in for Jeff while he's on vacation.

Things have quieted down in the tropics. No invests are active, and the tropical waves at sea don't have many thunderstorms associated with them. However, the moisture associated with Alex and TD Two is still bring widespread showers to Mexico/Texas which is contributing to flooding alon the Rio Grande. Here are several videos documenting the troubles along the Rio Grande.









Finally, here's a story about relief efforts in northern Mexico for villages cutoff by flood damaged roads and bridges.


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Jeff should be back on Monday. Have a good weekend.

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Quoting hunkerdown:
I sure hope Taz does not see this, cause if he does you know what famous two word phrase would be posted...



i saw
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1525. JLPR2
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:


yeah


ah good then XD

Hey everyone!
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invest_ep962010.invest



if i was looking at that site right i think we now have 96E in the E PAC
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Quoting hunkerdown:
I sure hope Taz does not see this, cause if he does you know what famous two word phrase would be posted...

Of course we're all keeping an eye of TD 3 in the NW PAC, as the Tropical Atlantic is quiet, for the moment.

Folks, please enjoy this break, I am concerned that it will not last too long!!
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1522. leo305
Quoting miamiamiga:
okay folks. Miami vs. Miami-Dade...

The city of Miami is its own entity...there are unincorporated areas that belong to the COUNTY of Miami-Dade, not the city. Those areas do not vote for the Mayor of the city of Miami, they vote for county officials, as does everyone in Miami-Dade County. The city of Miami Beach (which is across the intercoastal from the city of Miami, close, but ya gotta go over a bridge to get there) and the city of North Miami Beach have their own city governments like the city of Miami. They are incorporated. So is Homestead, Coral Gables, Doral, etc. etc. There IS a difference between the CITY of Miami and the COUNTY of Miami-Dade, but when you are driving through it all, trying to figure out the boundaries is another deal in itself...


exactly this
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Quoting JLPR2:
Was the W-PAC TD 3 mentioned already?



yeah
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Quoting JLPR2:
Was the W-PAC TD 3 mentioned already?

I sure hope Taz does not see this, cause if he does you know what famous two word phrase would be posted...
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1519. RENONV
Homestead, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaHomestead is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States nestled between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National
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1518. JLPR2
Was the W-PAC TD 3 mentioned already?

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Quoting miamiamiga:
okay folks. Miami vs. Miami-Dade...

The city of Miami is its own entity...there are unincorporated areas that belong to the COUNTY of Miami-Dade, not the city. Those areas do not vote for the Mayor of the city of Miami, they vote for county officials, as does everyone in Miami-Dade County. The city of Miami Beach (which is across the intercoastal from the city of Miami, close, but ya gotta go over a bridge to get there) and the city of North Miami Beach have their own city governments like the city of Miami. They are incorporated. So is Homestead, Coral Gables, Doral, etc. etc. There IS a difference between the CITY of Miami and the COUNTY of Miami-Dade, but when you are driving through it all, trying to figure out the boundaries is another deal in itself...
Thank you...I deal with this at work on a daily basis and was going to post a similar summary. I was just waiting to see what the comments were to my post above. People, if you don;t believe this just go to these city's home pages on the web, or pick up the phone and call them tomorrow.
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Quoting MiamiHurricanes09:
I believe that the Atlantic is octave 1 and 2.


1 and 8
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Quoting Grothar:


Where would we go? Have you ever seen our highways at rush hour? LOL
Groth, if a Cat 5 were imminent there would be no rush hour issues. I would also hope people would not wait till landfall were 2 hours away and everybody say let leave now. If the storm were 24+ hours away and the forecast was anywhere near cat 5 I would hope people would get the hell out of dodge, or Miami in this case :). Better to prepare, leave and have to return in the case of a false alarm then to play timing games with mother nature.
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Quoting IKE:
Looks pretty favorable now in the ATL, but it's headed for the Indian Ocean, IF the models verify.

Maybe Bastardi means beyond that. Hey Joe...you still think 4 storms in July?

I believe that the Atlantic is octave 1 and 2.
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yes I know StormW that is why I will be keeping an eye on this one this one could become our first Cape verde storm.
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okay folks. Miami vs. Miami-Dade...

The city of Miami is its own entity...there are unincorporated areas that belong to the COUNTY of Miami-Dade, not the city. Those areas do not vote for the Mayor of the city of Miami, they vote for county officials, as does everyone in Miami-Dade County. The city of Miami Beach (which is across the intercoastal from the city of Miami, close, but ya gotta go over a bridge to get there) and the city of North Miami Beach have their own city governments like the city of Miami. They are incorporated. So is Homestead, Coral Gables, Doral, etc. etc. There IS a difference between the CITY of Miami and the COUNTY of Miami-Dade, but when you are driving through it all, trying to figure out the boundaries is another deal in itself...
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Quoting gator23:


dude I am not going to argue with you if you choose not to read. thats your problem in the off chance you choose to read here is proof. Futhermore, CAT 5 winds were recorded at the Kendall-Tamiami airport which is also in metro-miami and has a Miami-Zip code.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Florida_metropolitan_area
not by wiki's words, which are not gospel truth...in your words, what makes a city a city in order to support your statements ?
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1507. JDSmith
Given current NAO index predictions, I expect a gradual warming of SST and thus, an increase in TCHP over the next week. Going over SST obs, the swath of cool water left behind by Alex has quickly warmed and is now just slightly under the average SST values.






ENSO values continue to drop.



Lower wind shear over the tropical Atlantic is expected.



However, SAL values are on the rise, and have killed nearly every convective burst attempted by the waves that are moving off of the African coast.

It is my opinion that once SAL values drop, and MJO moves into more favorable values, the season will erupt into a cacophonous catastrophe.

My 5 cents.
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from the new discussions 205 pm EDT

...TROPICAL WAVES...

TROPICAL WAVE EXTENDS FROM 09N-16N ALONG 16W MOVING W AT 10-15
KT. WHILE METEOSAT-9 VISIBLE IMAGERY SHOWS BROAD SCALE CYCLONIC
TURNING OF THE LOW-LEVEL CLOUD FIELD IN THE VICINITY OF THE
WAVE...UPPER AIR TIME SECTION ANALYSES FROM DAKAR SENEGAL
INDICATES THE WAVE HAS NOT YET PASSED DAKAR. A 1010 MB LOW IS
ANALYZED NORTH OF THE WAVE NEAR 20N18W THAT IS LIKELY THE
NORTHERN VORTEX OF VORTICITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE WAVE. GLOBAL
MODEL GUIDANCE INDICATE THE NORTHERN VORTEX OF THE WAVE WILL
SLIDE SW OVER THE NEXT 24-36 HOURS AND THE ENERGY WILL BECOME
ABSORBED INTO THE MAJORITY OF THE WAVE ENERGY LOCATED FARTHER
EASTWARD. SCATTERED MODERATE CONVECTION COVERS A LARGE AREA FROM
05N-17N BETWEEN 12W-22W
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Total Solar Eclipse:

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It seems that Uncle SAL is not so much bugging our wave yeah just a very small bit but if the wave stays south which it is expected to it will do just fine



if you all take the time to look you can see that the good old uncle SAL is north of the the wave
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Quoting Grothar:


Where would we go? Have you ever seen our highways at rush hour? LOL


You could come live with me in North Central Texas. LOL
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Quoting gator23:

Katrina did not make landfall as a cat5 and Charley NEVER was a cat 5

I believe Katrina was a Cat3-4 at landfall, and Charley peaked as a Cat4 and made landfall at that intensity.
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1501. Grothar
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
miami cat5 plus everything bare nothing left no life but the dirt and the water everyone must leave there.if that is ever to be


Where would we go? Have you ever seen our highways at rush hour? LOL
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1500. leo305
Quoting gator23:

the NHC is in rural miami? FIU is rural? news to me. dud i think you mean "suburban" not "rural"
where in Miami do you live?


yes suburban , sorry I'm not fluent with geographical terminology.

@gator

they reported near CAT 4 winds before there equipment died. Kendall is part of the miami metro area, but Homestead is not. Don't confuse MIAMI DADE with Miami.
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Should see an East Pacific invest pop up soon.
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Quoting IKE:



"to the Atlantic" or toward the Atlantic? I know...we're splitting hairs here....I understand your point...








Looks like Uncle SAL is putting a crimp on that blob.


Sorry, towards the Atlantic, but it should come back to the Atlantic there after.
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1497. gator23
Quoting leo305:


How so? The NHC is in rural miami, homestead is south west of miami.

the NHC is in rural miami? FIU is rural? news to me. dud i think you mean "suburban" not "rural"
where in Miami do you live?
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1496. gator23
Quoting leo305:


Homestead is not in the miami metro area, homestead is a separate city located in Miami-Dade county.


dude I am not going to argue with you if you choose not to read. thats your problem in the off chance you choose to read here is proof. Futhermore, CAT 5 winds were recorded at the Kendall-Tamiami airport which is also in metro-miami and has a Miami-Zip code.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Florida_metropolitan_area
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1495. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Total Solar Eclipse today.
easter island i believe
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1494. IKE
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:


For a while. Look at the end of the blue line, it turns back to the Atlantic. We'll pretty much be in an upward pulse all season long.



"to the Atlantic" or toward the Atlantic? I know...we're splitting hairs here....I understand your point...






Quoting jasoniscoolman2010x:
this wave is still on land put its so big..


Looks like Uncle SAL is putting a crimp on that blob.
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1493. leo305
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Total Solar Eclipse today.


Looked at the sun, and it seems fine to me! "Here in miami"
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1492. leo305
Quoting gator23:

homestead, is the Miami metro area. By your argument the NHC isnt in Miami. except they are.


How so? The NHC is in rural miami, homestead is south west of miami.
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1491. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
Quoting Grothar:


No one said it was the Miami metro area. Anyone who lives here knows that that metro areas of Miami or Broward have not seen a direct hit from a CAT 5 in decades.
miami cat5 plus everything bare nothing left no life but the dirt and the water everyone must leave there.if that is ever to be
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1490. leo305
Quoting gator23:

homestead, is the Miami metro area.


Homestead is not in the miami metro area, homestead is a separate city located in Miami-Dade county.
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Total Solar Eclipse today.
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1487. Grothar
Quoting leo305:


I doubt that was the miami metro area.. There is no place as rural as that in the metro area, it looks like homestead to me *which got the eye wall, miami did not*


No one said it was the Miami metro area. Anyone who lives here knows that that metro areas of Miami or Broward have not seen a direct hit from a CAT 5 in decades.
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1486. JRRP
Link
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1485. gator23
Quoting leo305:


I doubt that was the miami metro area.. There is no place as rural as that in the metro area, it looks like homestead to me *which got the eye wall, miami did not*

homestead, is the Miami metro area. By your argument the NHC isnt in Miami. except they are.
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1484. gator23
Quoting Grothar:


I lived in Miami 25 years. Lived in Old Cutler during Andrew. I now live in Ft. Lauderdale. My mother's family moved here in 1923. Quite familiar with the Miami-Dade county. I guess people are not that familiar with the set up of our cities. Like Miami Beach and the City of Miami are two totally separate entities not even near each other.

yup. People dont get it. if you live in MD county you live in Miami. Same parks, same streets, same police, same transit, same water etc etc etc
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Quoting IKE:
Looks pretty favorable now in the ATL, but it's headed for the Indian Ocean, IF the models verify.

Maybe Bastardi means beyond that. Hey Joe...you still think 4 storms in July?



For a while. Look at the end of the blue line, it turns back to the Atlantic. We'll pretty much be in an upward pulse all season long.
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1482. JRRP
Quoting HarleyStormDude52:
Hey JRRP.. That IS a nasty little blob coming off Africa...Just looked at it again on Sat24.com Africa loop.. interesting....

yea
thanks
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1481. lavinia
Quoting Patrap:
LIVE webcast of the Solar Eclipse today


Thanks for posting this Patrap :)

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1480. gator23
Quoting hurricane23:


South florida Dade/broward metropolitan areas have not seen the heart of major hurricane in a very very long time. Andrew's small core of 150 mph destructuve winds stated well south of the metro areas.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_metropolitan_area

Please see the cities section

then read this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami-Dade_county_law_and_government

Kendall is not a city it is more like a borough they even have Miami Addresses. yikes guys take a geography class.
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You are right and I apologize for the error.

Pointing to a slide showing a map of the predicted landfall for Hurricane Charley, he noted that the Tampa Bay area was projected to be ground zero before the storm unexpectedly took a sharp turn into Charlotte County. Mayfield’s comments brought back scary memories to the locals in the room, reminding them that Charley likely would have been a Category 5 storm as it crossed densely populated Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. Although the storm missed the Tampa Bay area, Charley’s 145 mile-per-hour winds still caused $6.8 billion in insured losses, while destroying 10,000 homes and severely damaging another 17,000.



Quoting gator23:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Charley
nope
cat 4 check YOUR data
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1478. BDAwx
gusts of cat 5 strength does not make a cat 5 hurricane.
otherwise, by that same theory, Fabian was a cat 5 as the 117mph sustained wind with a gust to 164mph in st. georges would have made it a cat 5.
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1477. JRRP

solar eclipse
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