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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: 1
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
Based on analysis this morning, satellite loop imagery indicates an area of rotation has formed in the mid levels near Nicaragua, along with some heavy thunderstorm activity.
GOES 16 SATELLITE LOOP IMAGES (ATLANTIC AND AFRICA)
Current 500 mb vorticity from CIMSS does confirm this is currently confined to the mid levels, and you’ll note a weak “circulation” in the low to mid level winds map.
CIMSS 500 MB VORTICITY
CIMSS LOW TO MID LEVEL WIND
The area is currently under approximately 25-30 knots of shear. However, the area is currently east of an upper level trof, which is enhancing diffluence, hence the flareup of convection.
CIMSS WIND SHEAR
It appears this may be associated with once again, the CAG (Central American Gyre), which I have outlined in the following GFS 850 mb wind vector graphic. This feature is forecast to to become more elongated over the next 5 days. This may be what the GFS has been picking up on. However, the GFS is still the only global model indicating an area of low pressure to develop by the 17th, and has backed down from forecasting a hurricane in the GOMEX, to pretty much a broad area of low pressure meandering around out to day 10 (240 hours) in the forecast period. Around that time frame, both the ECMWF and GFS indicate an improvement in the shear pattern, and a more diffluent 200 mb pattern.
GFS 850 MB WIND VECTORS
GFS MSLP ANOMALIES FORECAST DAYS 7-10
ECMWF AND GFS SHEAR FORECAST
Analysis of both the ECMWF and GFS indicate during the time frame, RH and PWAT values will again be high, which is a favorable condition in development, however the SAL could be an inhibiting factor as the forecast shows dust entering the area. I will be using the ECMWF graphic only for the moisture forecast.
ECMWF PWAT AND 500 MB RH FORECAST
NASA GEOS DUST FORECAST DAYS 6-10
Based on analysis of the ECMWF EPS Tropical Cyclone Probability forecast for development of a tropical depression, it does provide a “hint” of a probability in the BOC area, however it appears this may be an EPAC event, as there is another INVEST noted in the EPAC. Analysis of current and forecast steering layer winds from the surface to mid level indicates at the moment, this “circulation” should move over land during the next few days, toward the W to WNW.
ECMWF EPS TROPICAL CYCLONE PROBABILITY FORECAST (TROPICAL DEPRESSION)
In a nutshell, I am not concerned right now about this area, and would convey to the reader, not to have anxiety over this. I will be monitoring the areas of the W. Caribbean and Yucatan over the next few days to see if any significant changes in the forecast pattern occur.
Meanwhile, after mid month, it appears we may be heading into a quieter period, as the forecast for upward motion based on CHI200 anomalies from the JMA and ECMWF EPS indicate we lose upward motion with sinking air occurring, noted by the orange and red colors in the forecast maps. This indicates pretty much a non conducive pattern over the Atlantic, with the exception in that upward vertical velocities may remain over the E. Atlantic, which could allow for stronger tropical waves. However, once within the unfavorable portion of the Atlantic, I wouldn’t count on development.
JMA CHI200 FORECAST JUNE 11 – JUNE 17
JUNE 18 – JUNE 24
JUNE 25 – JULY 08
ECMWF EPS CHI200 ANOMALIES FORECAST
Elsewhere, I do not anticipate tropical storm formation during the next 7 days.
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T. F. “STORM” WALSH III
GMCS, USCG (ret)
METEOROLOGIST / HURRICANE SPECIALIST /SEVERE WEATHER SPECIALIST
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