UFO-like North Shore “shelf cloud”; Hurricane Leslie….in Greenland?

Severe storms rumbled along the North Shore Tuesday night

Dramatic storm images captured in Grand Marais

UFO – Like “Shelf Cloud” rolled along North Shore

Hurricane Leslie getting stronger and moving into North Atlantic

Hurricane threat for Bermuda, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

Leslie still near hurricane strength….near Greenland?

Tropical Storm Nadine? possible in the Gulf of Mexico next 48 hours

Beam me up Scotty!

Check out the dramatic images captured by photographer Stephan Hoglund of Tuesday night’s severe storms that rolled along the North Shore.

The images from Grand Marais show vivid lightning strikes and a bizarre looking “shelf cloud”…the gusty edge of rain cooled air on the front end of severe thunderstorms.

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Image Credit: Stephan Hoglund -Grand Marais

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Image Credit: Stephan Hoglund -Grand Marais

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Image Credit: Stephan Hoglund -Grand Marais

The storms did knock out power to numerous residents in northeast Minnesota Tuesday night.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN

332 PM CDT WED SEP 05 2012

0415 PM TSTM WND DMG COOK 47.85N 92.69W

09/04/2012 ST. LOUIS MN UTILITY COMPANY

POWER WAS OUT TO 2500 CUSTOMERS FROM COOK TO ELY AS

THUNDERSTORMS WITH HIGH WINDS TOPPLED TREES AND BRANCHES

ONTO POWER LINES.

Thanks to Jessa Frost at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais for passing along these remarkable images!

Hurricane Leslie: Threat to Nova Scotia…and maybe Greenland?

Leslie is getting cranked up in the Atlantic and moving north.

The hurricane poses a threat to Bermuda this weekend…then races north toward early Nova Scotia next week.

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Source: NOAA/NHC

North Atlantic sea surface temps are much warmer than average this summer…which means Leslie may maintain hurricane strength longer as it races north over relatively warmer waters.

Some of the models (including the GFS) have Leslie still near hurricane force as it approaches the southern tip of…wait for it…Greenland next week.

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Source: NOAA

Leslie may be “extratropical” by then…but still may pack wind gusts near hurricane force.

With record melting of Greenland’s ice sheet this summer, a warm hurricane-like storm with heavy rains and high winds could accelerate melting even more.

Bizzare.

Hello Nadine?

HNC is keeping an eye on an area of potential tropical trouble in the Gulf of Mexico. There’s a 40% chance the system could become “Tropical Storm Nadine” in the next 48 hours according to NHC.

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Source: NHC

Stay tuned….

PH

  • Jodi Overturf

    The time of the Lord is near!!