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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: 3
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
The tropics are still fairly quiet this evening, with a majority of the Atlantic Basin being affected by dry, mid level air. However, the wave that has just exited the African Continent has seemed to come together nicely over the past 24 hours. There does appear to be a small area of organized convection, however the low level circulation is just NNW of the convection, and satellite loop imagery may indicate this may be within a broad area of low pressure. Analysis this evening of both the 925 mb and 850 mb wind vectors from the CPC African desk indciate a closed circulation at both levels, however only a partial circulation was noted at 700 mb, and none at 500 mb. Right now, the dry air noted in water vapor imagery is pulling ahead of this wave, so it does have some moisture to work with.
WEATHERNERDS GOES SATELLITE LOOP IMAGERY ATLANTIC WIDE
EASTERN ATLANTIC IR, WATER VAPOR, AND SHORTWAVE IR LOOP IMAGES
GFS 925 MB AND 850 MB WIND VECTORS
Based on analysis of the forecast MSLP anomalies maps from the global models, though this starts out looking somewhat strong, models do not indciate any development thus far of this feature. One item that may hinder this, is the area is currently under some 20 – 25 knots of wind shear. Based on the forecast, the speed of the shear reduces somewhat, however the area is forecast to remain under easterly shear. Although easterly shear is not as bad as westerly shear, as the flow is moving with the system, the shear pattern does not become radial, and upper level winds at 200 mb are forecast to remain pretty much zonal during the next 4 – 5 days which indicates divergence aloft should be minimal. Although the wave has some decent moisture to work with at the moment, the models indicate by Thursday, it will get tangled in the dry air at the mid levels (500 mb), based on the 500 mb RH forecast. These factors are most likely why the models are not showing development. The ECMWF EPS cyclone probability forecast shows some weak probabilities over the next 4-7 days, but nothing to really get excited about. Again, based on the CHI200 anomalies forecast which show some very strong upward motion anomalies from around 30.0W longitude to over the African continent from both the JMA forecast from last week (which will update on Thursday), and the recent ECMWF EPS, and the Australian ACCESS-S2 ensembles model which indicates a strong PHASE 1 and PHASE 2 forecast of the MJO, we may have to wait closer to the mid portion of next week, to months end, before we may see something able to sustain itself. The three global models, ECMWF, GFS and CMC ALL differ on their forecast regarding the CH1200 anomalies upward motion forecast. However in my years of forecasting, especially the last 3 seasons, the JMA has been fairly spot on with the CH1200 anomalies forecast, and for a good portion of these forecasts, development has occurred when the favorable (upward motion) signal is present as indicated in the CHI200 anomalies forecast maps.
ECMWF MSLP ANOMALY FORECAST
ECMWF EPS CYCLONE PROBABILITY FORECAST
ECMWF AND GFS CHI200 ANOMALIES FORECAST (ECMWF WILL BE IN MOTION)
ECMWF EPS AND JMA (CURRENT) CHI200 ANOMALIES FORECAST
BOM AUSTRALIA ACCESS-S2 ENSEMBLE MJO FORECAST
I will continue to monitor the tropics for any significant changes over the next 10 days and will update as needed, and will try to update when the new JMA forecast comes out on Thursday.
Elsewhere, I do not expect Tropical Storm formation during the next 5 days.
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Have a blessed evening!
T. F. “STORM” WALSH III
GMCS, USCG (ret)
METEOROLOGIST / HURRICANE SPECIALIST /SEVERE WEATHER SPECIALIST
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