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IMERG Measures Rainfall in Hurricane Dorian

IMERG Measures Rainfall in Hurricane Dorian

UPDATE 9/9/19:

On Monday morning, September 9, Hurricane Dorian was a post-tropical storm after a mid-latitude weather front and cold seas had altered its tropical characteristics over the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, Hurricane Dorian struck eastern Canada, causing wind damage and bringing heavy rainfall.  According to the Associated Press, a peak of 400,000 people were without power in Nova Scotia, Canada, because of Dorian.

Heavy Rainfall In The Caribbean Measured By IMERG

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Heavy Rainfall In The Caribbean Measured By IMERG

Heavy rainfall has recently caused widespread flooding and landslides in Jamaica. Occasional showers from trade winds are normal in Jamaica but recent rainfall from slow moving troughs have been unusually heavy. A 1009 mb low pressure center located in the western Caribbean was disrupting the normal trade winds over Jamaica today. 

Tropical Storm Matthew Forms Over the Windward Isles, Enters the Caribbean

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Tropical Storm Matthew Forms Over the Windward Isles, Enters the Caribbean

A fairly strong tropical wave that had been making its way westward across the Central Atlantic over the past several days has now finally organized itself into a tropical storm, Tropical Storm Matthew, the 13th named storm of the season, while passing through the Windward Islands. The storm is poised to intensify as it enters the eastern Caribbean. The tropical wave leading to Matthew's formation emerged off of the coast of Africa back on the 23rd of September.

Tropical Storm Erika Enters the Caribbean

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Tropical Storm Erika Enters the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Erika, the 5th named storm of the season, entered the northeast Caribbean early this morning as it passed through the Leeward Islands between Guadeloupe and Antigua. Fortunately, there were no reports of damage thanks in part to the effects of inhibiting wind shear, which kept the storm from strengthening. Erika originated as a wave of low pressure that was first detected on Friday the 21st of August midway between the West Coast of Africa and the Cape Verde Islands.

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