Sunday, August 22, 2021

Tropical Storm Henri: 22 August, Update A

Ah, it's a Sunday. Ah, it's a Sundae. ;-) 

Tropical Storm Henri was finally downgraded from a cat 1 Hurricane to Tropical Storm status this morning at 7am EDT. Despite the additional convection and structure I noted yesterday evening, he just wasn't a Hurricane and never intensified into one. He made landfall at around 12.30pm this afternoon near Westerly, Rhode Island and about 15miles NNE of Montauk Point on Long Island. At the time of landfall, winds were 60mph, central pressure was 989 mb, which makes him a mid-size TS (TS range: 39-73mph).  

He has very little rain left now as he is inland over Connecticut (about 20 SE of Hartford) at 41.6N, 72.4W. He is heading WNW at 7mph and is really barely a Tropical Storm with winds of 40mph, central pressure 997mb:

The forecast track still calls for a sharp(ish) turn to the east as it has for a couple of days now, but that, I think will change and/or shift northwards - unless he starts moving eastward in the next few hours. 

Overall, at least in Boston and near NYC, I heard it was a non-event. 

This is my last update on Hooray Henri. The next storm in the Atlantic basin will be Ida. 

And for those of you who are wondering what happened to Grace... she has emerged into the Pacific and her circulation looks strong. I think they will name her/him in the next few hours as TS Marty. 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Ciao for now,




These remarks are just what I think/see regarding tropical storms - not the opinion of any organization I represent. If you are making an evacuation decision, please heed your local emergency management and the National Hurricane Center's official forecast and local weather service announcements. This is not an official forecast. If I "run away, run away" (Monty Python), I'll let you know.

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