Discussion in 'Tropical Weather' started by Mike S, Apr 17, 2017.
Per the NHC:
Subtropical Depression One has formed. It is currently not forecast to reach subtropical storm strength:
...SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS IN THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC...
...EXPECTED TO BE SHORT LIVED...
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 890 MI...1435 KM WSW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 30 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...995 MB...29.39 INCHES
Could there be another invest/area of interest for April??
NOAA is hosting 4 Webinars in May for the 2017 Hurricane Season. Anyone can register.
Good find! Sounds like something I might join up and watch.
First Webinar is tomorrow at 8 AM Central Time. Go register if you are interested in what NOAA has to say regarding the 2017 Hurricane Season.
Very informative webinar from NOAA today. If tropical weather or weather satellites, forecasting, and weather imagery is something you are interested in, definitely go take a look at their webinar series. They have three more. I will try to post the slides from today's webinar when I can get them.
its very early, but starting to see some signs of maybe some tropical development in the vicinity of the Bahamas in the long range, and the 0z GFS tonight has a threat to the east coast at day 12, lol
The CMC and Euro have also shown signs of something brewing though not a full blown storm yet
The GFS wants to try to start a weak system up in the western Gulf this weekend, but it goes away pretty fast.
It looks like some energy winds up in the Western Gulf from TD 2-E in the EPAC, but I'm not too convinced yet on it getting beyond that
There has been somewhat consistent signals of a storm before Mid June though, and the MJO does turn favorable towards the 2nd week(which ironically I'm going out of town then so naturally something will probably form)
Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Jun 1 2017
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.
Today marks the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, which
will run until November 30. Long-term averages for the number of
named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes are 12, 6, and 3,
The list of names for 2017 is as follows:
Name Pronunciation Name Pronunciation
Arlene ar-LEEN Lee lee
Bret bret Maria ma-REE-ah
Cindy SIN-dee Nate nait
Don dahn Ophelia o-FEEL-ya
Emily EH-mih-lee Philippe fee-LEEP
Franklin FRANK-lin Rina REE-nuh
Gert gert Sean shawn
Harvey HAR-vee Tammy TAM-ee
Irma ER-mah Vince vinss
Jose ho-ZAY Whitney WHIT-nee
One tropical cyclone, Tropical Storm Arlene, already formed this
year in April. The next named storm that forms this season will be
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GFS at hour 384, June 20th (lol):
I do not like this new "potential tropical cyclone" stuff coming from the NHC. It just adds confusion. There was nothing wrong with the way it was done before.
Tropics look to heat up again during the week of the 4th. The GFS has shown development in the GOM for several runs, and has moved it forward in time. Fair amount of ensemble support too.
Definitely not the biggest fan either, and the little group of weather friends I was talking to on Facebook was pretty much lost and confused too... not the greatest thing ever at least not yet.
I was really high on the idea on paper in the off season(for the invests that take forever to develop and you just know they'll threaten land), but this was kind of weird.
In the long range, around the 15th, the GFS spins up low-level vorticity at 50W 10N, and it looks like environmental conditions improve for development in the Caribbean. It'll be interesting to see what comes of this time frame, and further on. I've seen several GFS ensemble members show a rather robust storm threatening the US.
12z GFS has a major hurricane at day 9 near the Lesser Antilles lol
Has a hurricane landfall on the Florida Peninsula in 2 weeks...
Stronger earlier in time this run than the last. The disturbance has looked healthy over Africa the past few nights.
18z GFS blows up in the Eastern Caribbean then is much weaker and hangs around Hispanola and Cuba then blows up into a major in the Eastern Gulf and hits the Panhandle on day 16