Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Noel notes

Tropical storm Noel has brought the anticipated devastation to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, with 10 inches of rain, flooding and mudslides. Twenty people are known to have died, although this toll may well rise.

Noel is currently just off the Cuban coast, but will make its way across to the Bahamas. Its trajectory leaves little margin for error - if it is a little further to the west, southeastern Florida will get a swipe. Noel will intensify to hurricane strength before being turned into a normal depression out in the Atlantic. It will then scoot northeast towards the Canadian Maritimes.

The NHC does advise that the current blustery conditions in southeastern Florida are NOT the direct result of Noel. There is a high pressure system to the north, and the gradient between that and the tropical cyclone causes strong winds. Please monitor NHC
output closely - the next bulletin is due at 0800 EDT, with a full advisory at 1100 EDT. These will be reflected on my TC blog.


  1. I hope this storm soon leaves the land Guido. Also hoping it doesn't touch SE Florida, I have a friend there who's only just getting his garden back in shape from the hurricanes a couple of years back. Jeannette xx  

  2. Terrible storm...I saw this on the news this morning...thanks for the info.
    Take care!

  3. This sounds and looks like a nasty storm. Helen

  4. My thoughts and prayers go out to those families who have lost loved ones...June

  5. My heart goes out to the folks in the path of Noel.  Hopefully it won't hit Florida.

  6. It would be a mite difficult driving over that road:)  Yeah, Noel is not to be ignored.  It was sad to hear of the loss of life.

  7. Oh boy, I'm glad I'm not on a cruise ship in that area.  Hopefully, all the locals will be safe.   Linda in WA