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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
The tropics are fairly quiet this evening, however there are 2 areas of interest at the moment. You’ll note in satellite loop imagery a large mid to upper level low near 37.0N; 67.0W.
WEATHERNERDS GOES 16 SATELLITE ATLANTIC LOOP
Analysis this evening shows that area under some very high wind shear right now, and the shear forecast from the ECMWF and GFS indicates wind shear should remain a factor during the next few days. While the current ECMWF EPS cyclone probability forecast indicates a good chance for a depression during the next 72 – 96 hours, and a 40 – 45% probability of a Tropical Storm, given shear will be in play, I am not expecting development at the moment, however should anything look as if it is developing, My thoughts are it would be sub-tropical at best, but will most likely be along the lines of an extra-tropical system. I’ll be looking at this over the next 72 hours to see if any significant changes occur to the forecast pattern.
CIMSS WIND SHEAR MAP
ECMWF EPS CYCLONE PROBABILITY FORECAST (TROPICAL DEPRESSION)
TROPICAL STORM PROBABILITY
Elsewhere, we may have an area worth watching. A well defined Tropical Wave has moved off the African continent, and is located near 7.0N;20.0W. Based on analysis of vorticity maps from CIMSS, main rotation appears to be at the mid (500 mb) level, with some weaker vorticity beginning to sow up at 850 mb. The wave looks like it’s organized fairly well in the color IR satellite loop, however the SW (Short Wave) IR loop tells a different story.
EASTERN ATLANTIC COLOR IR SATELLITE LOOP IMAGERY
SWIR LOOP IMAGERY
The area is only under 5 – 15 kts of easterly shear at the moment. Easterly shear is not as much of a hindrance as westerly shear, since the wave and shear are moving basically in the same direction.
CIMSS EAST ATLANTIC SHEAR
Mid level water vapor shows that this wave is pretty much south of the dry air being produced by the SAL:
CIMSS MID LEVEL WATER VAPOR
Now, the reason I’m stating it may be worth watching, is that the ECMWF EPS cyclone probability forecast indicates a high probability at the moment of this becoming a Tropical Depression as it approaches the Islands, and a 30% probability of becoming a Tropical Storm after entering the Caribbean, and forecast conditions are indicate to slowly improve. I will not be posting ALL the graphics of the forecast parameters I mention this evening.
ECMWF EPS CYCLONE PROBABILITY (TROPICAL DEPRESSION)
TROPICAL STORM PROBABILITY
Based on my analysis of the ECMWF and GFS relative humidity values forecast, and PWAT values, precipitable water is forecast to increase as well as mid level RH values as the wave approaches the Islands, if it makes it that far. Both the ECMWF and GFS indicate at the moment, that the wind shear pattern is forecast to become more favorable closer to the Islands, with an improving 200 mb streamline pattern. I will only be posting the ECMWF shear forecast.
ECMWF WIND SHEAR FORECAST 120 HOURS
The ECMWF, GFS and CMC models all pick up on lowering pressures, and showing a very weak low, to the CMC indicating development. The following animations go from 12Z, 25 and 26 JUN, to 12Z on the 29th.
ECMWF MSLP NORMALIZED ANOMALIES FORECAST
Again, being 7 – 10 days out, does not mean development is imminent, however with the forecast conditions presented in the models this evening, some type of development cannot be 100% ruled out. It was noted as well, the MJO (Madden Julian Oscillation) is forecast to be in Phase 2, based on the Phase Space Diagram forecasts.
The following indicates where development is favored in the different MJO phases (orange and red). Left side is actual observations, right side is model forecasts. The time period on this however is for AUG. – OCT.
VITART MJO PHASES
I will continue to monitor the tropics nightly, and will update the forecast as needed.
Elsewhere, I do not anticipate Tropical Storm Formation during the next 5 – 7 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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