I was an AF aviation weather forecaster for 12 years, then 15 years as a dropsonde systems operator with the AF Reserve Hurricane Hunters.
By: Randy Bynon, 1:26 AM GMT on June 23, 2012
Things have been pretty quiet so far in the Atlantic after the early start. Hurricane Chris developed out over the open North Atlantic and stayed there without impacting land areas. Now we have Invest 96 in the Gulf to look at. Let's take a look.....In the Gulf of Mexico ......Invest 96L is the news in the Gulf this weekend. 96L is actually a fairly large, broad area of low level circulation that is impacting most of the Gulf and the western Caribbean. Showers and ...
By: Randy Bynon, 9:33 PM GMT on June 03, 2012
The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially began June 1st. We've already had two named systems, including the most intense ever recorded in pre-season activity. We haven't seen pre-season activity like this since 1908. But the tropics have quieted a bit for the moment. Let's take a look.....In the Gulf of Mexico ......Weather in the Gulf of Mexico is fairly quiet today. In the low levels, high pressure over the SE US is producing the typical east to southeast tra...
Updated: 11:48 PM GMT on June 05, 2012
By: Randy Bynon, 6:11 PM GMT on May 26, 2012
Well, after the off season break, I am back and the 2012 Hurricane Season, which hasn't even started officially, is off to a big start with our second system of the year in the Atlantic. It's been over 100 years since we had two tropical systems in the Atlantic before the official start of the season. That doesn't necessarily portend a busy season. If you look at the 1908 season (the last time this happened), it was a fairly slack season with few landfalling storms....
Updated: 10:24 AM GMT on May 29, 2012
By: Randy Bynon, 4:47 PM GMT on December 05, 2011
We have come to the end of yet another hurricane season and, as predicted, it was a busy one, at least in terms of the number of storms we had. There were an unusually low number of landfalls but we won't complain about that. You can read Dr. Master's blog for the the stats for the 2011 season. It was my 15th season with the Hurricane Hunters and my last. I am retiring from the AF Reserves as of December 31st and I flew my last flight on Fri...
Updated: 5:06 PM GMT on December 05, 2011
By: Randy Bynon, 6:24 PM GMT on September 01, 2011
Hi folks! Well, after two weeks in the Caribbean flying Irene, I am back at Keesler AFB in Biloxi and the season is starting to roll along. We have Hurricane Katia in the Atlantic, a disturbance in the North Atlantic, and a disturbance in the Gulf. And while no one is talking about it yet, there is a fairly vigorous wave just off Africa a little south of the point where Katia got going. In the Gulf of Mexico ......The big news here is Invest 93L over the central Gul...
Updated: 8:57 PM GMT on September 02, 2011
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