Thursday, August 31, 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
We have barely gotten past Hurricane Harvey and here comes Hurricane Irma, already a Cat 2 storm way out in the Atlantic, predicted to hit at least Cat 4. At this moment, it is heading in this direction. And it hasn't even reached the warmest waters yet. I hope we don't have to come up with a new Cat 6 definition.
Get your GO-BAG ready!
Hurricane Irma forms in Atlantic, forecast to reach 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 strength
The forecasts of a busy Atlantic hurricane season are proving accurate.
As Harvey wanes to a depression, a new hurricane, Irma, has fired up in the central Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday.
The hurricane was rated a Category 2 with 100-mph winds, and it is forecast to roar into an "extremely dangerous" major hurricane over the next several days.
As of 11 a.m. ET, Irma was located about 1,845 miles east of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.
It poses no immediate threat to land and its eventual track remains highly uncertain as is typical for storms this far out to sea.
Irma will take about a week to trek west across the Atlantic Ocean, AccuWeather said.
Possibilities range from a landfall on the Leeward Islands in the northeastern Caribbean to the Carolinas and the island nation of Bermuda - and everything in between, according to AccuWeather.
Meanwhile, closer to home, the hurricane center is also watching a separate area of disturbed weather in the western Gulf of Mexico, one that could spin up into a tropical depression or storm in the next five days.
"Development, if any, of this system is expected to be slow to occur as the low moves slowly northward," the hurricane center said. "If this system does develop, it could bring additional rainfall to portions of the Texas and Louisiana coasts."
Monday, August 28, 2017
Our previous yoga instructor in Houston, Julie Byrd, has produced some yoga videos. (Her studio survived Harvey in good shape).
This one is good to use anytime you feel a tightness in your shoulders or just want to stretch. Julie could work a little on her screen presence, but we really like her technique.