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STORM W 2022 HURRICANE SEASON FORECAST
TOTAL NAMED STORMS: 18 – 20
TOTAL HURRICANES : 7 – 9
MAJOR HURRICANES: 4 – 6
AVERAGE HURRICANE SEASON
TOTAL NAMED STORMS: 14
TOTAL HURRICANES: 7
MAJOR HURRICANES: 3
2022 SEASON TOTALS
TOTAL NAMED STORMS: 0
TOTAL HURRICANES: 0
MAJOR HURRICANES: 0
U. S. LANDFALLS: 0
The following are the storm names for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season:
Alex Bonnie Colin Danielle Earl Fiona Gaston Hermine Ian Julia Karl
Lisa Martin Nicole Owen Paula Richard Shary Tobias Virginie Walter
As a system becomes named, I will change the color of that name to red, as to indicate which names have been used this season
2022 HURRICANE SEASON SUPPLEMENTAL NAME LIST:
Adria Braylen Caridad Deshawn Emery Foster Gemma Heath Isla Jacobus
Kenzie Lucio Makayla Nolan Orlando Pax Ronin Sophie Tayshaun Vivian Will
PTC ONE continues to move a little faster toward the Florida Peninsula this morning. Based on the NHC 8:00 a. m. Intermediate Advisory, the following was available on PTC ONE:
8:00 AM EDT Sat Jun 4
Location: 26.0°N 82.2°W
Moving: NE at 18 mph
Min pressure: 1002 mb / 29.59 in
Max sustained: 40 mph
Analysis of satellite loop imagery this morning indicates a highly sheared system, with an exposed, elongated LLC to the SW of the Florida west coast. In fact, you can see the center clearly performing a semi-cyclonic loop, so I am not so much in agreement on the LLC motion as stated. However, this MAY be the center trying to reform, which is not uncommon for poorly organized systems. The motion mentioned may be that of the mid level feature, containing all of the convection.
WEATHERNERDS GOES 16 IR AND SWIR SATELLITE LOOPS
The system is now being affected by dry air to its west, and has ingested some of it. Numerous arc clouds were noted in my analysis, which indicates collapsing of thunderstorm activity.
GOES 16 WATER VAPOR LOOP
Given the uncertainty of a possible center reformation, I’ll have to go with what model guidance and forecast steering maps indicate in analysis this morning, with track guidance pretty well clustered still showing a NE motion over the next 48 hours, becoming a little more ENE thereafter. This could change, since the system is so disorganized with heat energy being spread out over a great distance due to wind shear. Based on this analysis, I have to concur at the moment with the NHC forecast track. Center reformation may occur as the system crosses FL. and exits into the Atlantic.
ATCF TRACK GUIDANCE
NHC PTC ONE FORECAST TRACK
Based on the NHC update, intensity has been held at 40 mph, although the last RECON vortex data from yesterday did not seem to indicate this.
PTC ONE is currently under 35 – 40 kts of wind shear, hence the convection being displaced on the other side of Florida, and the exposed LLC. When this occurs, we say that the storm is “tilted”. This cause the latent heat energy to be displaced over a large area, vice being in a vertical column, pretty much robbing the system of the nergy needed to organize and strengthen. As mentioned above, the dry air when it enters the system, collapses thunderstorms, allowing for downdrafts which flow away from the system as the downdraft reaches the ocean surface.
Once PTC ONE emerges off the Florida east coast probably sometime this evening, the NHC indicates a shortwave trof (which is currently showing up in my analysis of 500 mb height maps ) is forecast to interact with the supposed new center reformation in approximately 24 hours, and could allow for the system to take on a more defined circulation. However, based on this information, given wind shear is forecast to increase to 40+ kts by then, and interaction of a trof, this to me would be considered more of a BAROCLINIC forcing process, vice BAROTROPIC. This would tend to indicate more of a sub-tropical system, if development occurs.
Based on analysis of forecast PWAT and mid level RH values, dry air will remain a factor for the system, over the LLC. Given all of these factors, I’m not so sure the NHC is going to be able to name this, as a full tropical system, if it gets named at all. IF this does get named, I believe it will be sub-tropical, although I would have to preform further analysis of the conditions at that time, and hopefully have some thermodynamic data from AMSU data.
ECMWF PWAT AND 500 MB RH FORECAST
The following is information on watches and warnings from the NHC, as well as key messages and hazards associated with PTC ONE:
WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued for the west coast of Florida north of Bonita Beach. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * Florida Keys including the Dry Tortugas * Florida Bay * West coast of Florida from Bonita Beach to Card Sound Bridge * East coast of Florida south of the Volusia/Brevard County Line to Card Sound Bridge * Lake Okeechobee * Cuban provinces of Pinar del Rio, Artemisa, La Habana, and Mayabeque * Northwestern Bahamas A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... * Cuban provinces of Matanzas and the Isle of Youth A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 24 hours. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible somewhere within the watch area. Interests in Bermuda should monitor the progress of this system.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- Key messages for Potential Tropical Cyclone One can be found in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT1, WMO header WTNT41 KNHC, and on the web at hurricanes.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?key_messages. RAINFALL: Heavy rainfall will affect portions of South Florida, the Keys, and northwestern Bahamas through today. The following storm totals are expected: South Florida: Storm total of 6 to 10 inches with isolated maxima of 15 inches. Considerable flash and urban flooding is expected. Florida Keys: Storm total of 4 to 8 inches with isolated maxima of 10 inches. This rain may produce flash and urban flooding. Northwestern Bahamas: Storm total of 4 to 8 inches with maxima of 12 inches. This rain may produce flash and urban flooding. WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected in the warning area in Florida today, especially in squalls, and in the northwestern Bahamas by this afternoon. Tropical storm conditions are still possible in western Cuba through this morning, mainly in squalls. STORM SURGE: The combination of storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide... Marco Island, FL to North Miami Beach, FL including Biscayne Bay...1-2 ft Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas...1-2 ft Extreme Northwestern Bahamas: Storm surge could raise water levels by as much 1- 3 ft above normal tide levels. Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances. For information specific to your area, please see products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office. TORNADOES: A couple tornadoes are possible over the southern Florida Peninsula and Upper Keys through early afternoon.
WPC EXCESSIVE RAINFALL OUTLOOK
I will continue to monitor the progress of PTC ONE and update as time permits.
Elsewhere, Tropical Storm formation is not expected during the next 5 days.
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T. F. “STORM” WALSH III
GMCS, USCG (ret)
METEOROLOGIST / HURRICANE SPECIALIST /SEVERE WEATHER SPECIALIST
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