Isaias could become hurricane as it pulls away from Florida

Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane and hit the Carolinas on Monday night before traveling up the East Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, the storm is 220 miles south-southwest of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is moving north at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.

A hurricane warning has been issued for parts of South Carolina and North Carolina, and surges could reach 3 to 5 feet. The tropical storm warning has been extended northward to Rhode Island.

Tracking Isaias: The latest maps and models

“We are forecasting it to become a hurricane before it reaches the coast this evening,” senior hurricane specialist Daniel Brown said. “It’s forecast to produce a dangerous storm surge, of 3 to 5 feet in portions of North and South Carolina.”

Isaias — pronounced ees-ah-EE-ahs — could bring heavy rains, too — up to 8 inches in spots as it moves up the coast, Brown said —and “all those rains could produce flash flooding across portions of eastern Carolinas and mid-Atlantic, and even in the northeast U.S.”

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Residual effects of Hurricane Hanna to slow cross-border freight for days

Dive Brief:

  • Hanna, which made landfall in Texas as a hurricane Saturday night, moved west Monday, dumping up to a foot of rain in southern Texas and northern Mexico and slowing border crossings.
  • Major northbound routes from Mexico were operating at 50% capacity Monday with some closures due to landslides and flooding.
  • Kansas City Southern’s Matamoros to Monterrey, Mexico, line flooded Sunday along with its Monterrey yard, causing the railroad to interrupt service for repairs in both locations. A customer service advisory says repairs will be complete by Tuesday morning, weather permitting. Union Pacific temporarily suspended service between Corpus Christi and Brownsville, Texas, Saturday night and reopened Sunday morning.

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Source: Supply Chain Dive

Hurricane Hanna takes aim at south Texas border

The south Texas border and northeast Mexico are preparing for a night of heavy wind and rains as Hurricane Hanna makes landfall.

The weather system, which was still classified as a tropical storm Saturday morning, gathered strength to become a Category 1 hurricane by the afternoon with sustained winds of 90 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

The National Hurricane Center said Hanna, the first of the 2020 hurricane season, will cross the south Texas border overnight and enter northeastern Mexico on Sunday.

Storm surge along the coast could cause hazardous conditions for ships and truck traffic in the area overnight.

Hanna is expected to produce 6 to 12 inches of rain, with some isolated areas seeing up to 18 inches, through Monday in south Texas and the Mexican states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and northern Tamaulipas.

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Source: American Shipper

First Significant Northeast Winter Storm of the Season to Snarl Travel Through Tuesday

December 2, 2019

At a Glance

• A coastal storm will bring snow and gusty winds to the Northeast through Tuesday.
• More than a foot of snow has already fallen in the interior Northeast.
• Rain will change to snow along the Interstate 95 corridor on Monday.
• This storm system has brought snow and wind from the West Coast to the Plains and Midwest since last week.

The Northeast is seeing its first significant snowstorm of the season from a coastal storm which will continue to snarl travel in parts of the region through Tuesday.
The Weather Channel has named this system Winter Storm Ezekiel.

Happening Now
Snow is falling this morning across interior portions of the Northeast, from Pennsylvania into New York and New England. Rain showers are affecting areas closer to the coast near Interstate 95, but some of those areas should see snow develop later Monday.
Portions of the central and southern Appalachians are also seeing snowfall from this storm.
More than a foot of snow has already fallen in Albany, New York, since Sunday. The top Northeast snow total from this storm so far is 20.7 inches in East Glenville, New York.
Boston, Hartford, Connecticut, and Providence, Rhode Island, all picked up their first accumulating snow of the season on Sunday.

Winter Weather Alerts
Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service across a broad area from Maine to the central and southern Appalachians.
The worst conditions are likely in areas where winter storm warnings are in effect. Some locations in these warnings may be impossible to travel through. Albany and Syracuse, New York; Allentown and Scranton, Pennsylvania; Concord and Manchester, New Hampshire; and Portland, Maine, are among the cities under a winter storm warning.
Boston, New York City and Philadelphia are under a winter weather advisory, which means snowfall could affect travel in these areas later Monday into Tuesday.

Forecast Timing
The coastal storm will be strengthening and slowly tracking just off the Northeast coast.
Snow is likely to impact travel from the central and southern Appalachians to much of New York state and parts of western and northern New England.
Areas closer to the coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Boston will have rain changing to snow later today and this evening. Travel should be avoided in these areas this afternoon and evening.

Snow and gusty winds from this storm will impact the morning commute in eastern New England on Tuesday. Much of the snow should be over with by Tuesday night.
Morning commuters could be affected by snow that fell overnight as far south as the New York City metro.

Snowfall Forecast
More than 6 inches of additional snow is expected from northeast Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey into the Hudson Valley north of New York City and much of eastern New England. Up to a foot of additional snow can be expected in parts of eastern New England.
The Boston area is forecast to receive more than 6 inches of additional snowfall Monday evening into Tuesday, with heavier totals just north and west of the city.
New York City might pick up 3 to 5 inches of snow through Monday evening. Accumulations could be a couple inches higher in this area if a band of heavy snow sets up near the Interstate 95 corridor on Monday.

Source: The Weather Channel

Pre-Thanksgiving Snowstorm Spreading From Central Rockies to the Plains and Upper Midwest

November 26, 2019

At a Glance
– A snowstorm will continue to track from the Rockies to the Plains and upper Midwest into Wednesday.
– Snow and strong winds will impact pre-Thanksgiving travel.
– Snowfall totals of 6 to 12 inches are likely along the path of the storm in the Plains and upper Midwest.
– Up to 2 feet of snow is expected near the Front Range of the Rockies.

A pre-Thanksgiving snowstorm is hammering the Front Range of the Rockies and will spread toward the upper Midwest with wind-driven snow into Wednesday.

The Weather Channel has named this system Winter Storm Dorothy.

Happening Now
Snow is ongoing this morning from Colorado and Wyoming to parts of Nebraska and northwest Kansas.

The Denver metro area has already picked up 7 to 12 inches of snow. Western sections of Boulder, Colorado, have seen up to 20.5 inches. The top storm total so far is 33 inches near Drake, in the foothills southwest of Fort Collins.

A portion of Interstate 80 has been closed in southeast Wyoming. Stretches of Interstate 76 and Interstate 70 have also been closed in northeast Colorado. See the link below for more updates on the impacts from this storm.

Forecast Timing

Tuesday-Tuesday Night
Snow, combined with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph, will cause travel problems in the Central Plains on Tuesday, including southeastern Wyoming, northeastern Colorado, northwestern Kansas, southern South Dakota and much of Nebraska. Blowing and drifting snow from this storm will impact stretches of interstates 25, 70 and 80.
The snow and wind will also spread farther northeast across the upper Midwest later Tuesday and Tuesday night. Sioux City, Iowa; Minneapolis; Rochester, Minnesota; and Marquette, Michigan, will all see accumulating snow and strong winds during this time. Travel should be avoided in all of these areas, particularly Tuesday night.

Snow and wind will continue from the upper Mississippi Valley into the northern Great Lakes Wednesday. The strong winds will contribute to more blowing and drifting snow in these areas, resulting in dangerous travel conditions.

The snow will taper off from southwest to northeast during the day. Most of the snow will be done by evening.
Strong winds from the storm will also impact a large area of the Midwest and Great Lakes. Those winds could contribute to flight delays or cause localized power outages.

Snowfall Forecast
Widespread snowfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are likely along the path of this storm.

This includes an area from northeastern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming to central Nebraska, northwest Iowa, southeastern South Dakota, southeastern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Parts of southeastern Wyoming and northeastern Colorado, including Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Boulder and Fort Collins, Colorado, could receive 12 to 20 inches of snowfall from this storm.

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Source: The Weather Channel