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(T. F. “Storm” Walsh)
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Please be aware, even though I do not post every night, rest assured I am continuously monitoring the tropics. I will be taking Sundays off (family time), unless we have active systems that may be posing a threat, or development of new systems (i.e. INVESTS).
The following are the storm names for the 2020 hurricane season. The names in bold red have already formed this season:
Arthur Bertha Cristobal Dolly Edouard Fay Gonzalo Hanna Isaias Josephine Kyle Laura Marco Nana Omar Paulette Rene Sally Teddy
We are now into the Greek alphabet as far as storm names. The following names in bold red have been used so far:
Alpha Beta Gamma Delta Epsilon Zeta Eta Theta Iota Kappa Lambda
STORMW’s SEASONAL FORECAST
TOTAL NAMED STORMS: 18 – 21
TOTAL HURRICANES : 7 – 10
MAJOR HURRICANES: 4 – 6
AVERAGE HURRICANE SEASON:
TOTAL NAMED STORMS: 12
TOTAL HURRICANES: 6
MAJOR HURRICANES: 2
2020 SEASON TOTAL:
NAMED STORMS: 25
MAJOR HURRICANES: 3
U.S. LANDFALLS: 10
I’ve given thought to this, due to the time it takes to ACCURATELY analyze the global and hurricane models and the various parameters that need to be analyzed, collecting important graphics, then having to type the synopsis, I will continue to post links from the NHC and other sites as necessary, with the information you need as far as surge, storm information, watches and warnings, local NWS forecast conditions and statements, actions to be implemented, etc. if a storm is threatening. IF YOU SEE A LINK, PLEASE CLICK IT, as there is VALUABLE information to help you prepare and stay abreast, and could save your life. This is less time consuming and contains ALL the information you’ll need to prepare for a tropical storm or hurricane should it be forecast to affect your area.
Analysis of global models this evening still shows a large, non-tropical low to develop well east and south of Bermuda within the next 5 – 8 days, as well as and area of low pressure developing in the W. Caribbean Sea during the same forecast period. This is noted in the NHC Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook.
CURRENT GOES 16 ATLANTIC SATELLITE LOOP (CLICK IMAGE)
The global models still differ on timing and intensity of the low in the W. Caribbean, with the ECMWF more interested in the non tropical feature, however showing development in the W. Caribbean a little later in the period. The GFS is more bullish on the W. Caribbean feature, with the CMC right behind, but weaker. The FV3 and FIM 8 experimental models also indicate the W. Caribbean low in about 7 days.
ECMWF EPS TROPICAL CYCLONE PROBABILITY (TROPICAL DEPRESSION)
Analysis of forecast wind shear and upper level wind maps, and forecast RH maps tend to indicate favorable, albeit not optimal conditions for gradual development in the W. Caribbean. The ECMWF currently shows a less favorable upper level pattern in about 7 – 10 days, while the GFS and CMC indicate a well developed upper level anticyclone and favorable 200 mb wind flow, indicating development of an outflow pattern. IF the ECMWF is correct, then the possibility of a weaker system which would have a tendency to move more westward is plausible. IF the GFS and CMC are correct, then a stronger system which would most likely move northward to NNE is plausible. At this time, any speculation as to strength and direction is a moot point, until development actually occurs. Given the discrepancies in the modeling, what I am going to due over the next 2 – 3 days is, I will continue to monitor the situation until at such time, we actually see a developing low. Once this occurs, I will begin updating regularly.
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Have a blessed evening!
T. F. “STORM” WALSH III
GMCS, USCG (ret)
METEOROLOGIST / HURRICANE SPECIALIST /SEVERE WEATHER SPECIALIST
MEMBER WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA AMS