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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.
Good evening! Haven’t forgotten anyone…needed a good rest.
Looking over things in a quick analysis this evening, things are beginning to point a possible W. Caribbean development in approximately 10 days out in the forecast period. Analysis of the global models this evening are pointing toward “hints” of this possible development, with the forecast of lowering MSLP normalized anomalies, some models indicating stronger pressure falls than others. The ECMWF is the weakest, however I’ve been thinking on this, and it seems this season, that the GFS has done better on initialization thane the ECMWF, albeit dropping a system soon after, while the ECMWF has done better once a system became better organized.
ECMWF EPS TROPICAL CYCLONE PROBABILITY FORECAST
In addition, it appears in analysis that the CHI 200 forecast becomes favorable near the third week of this month, with upward motion (upward vertical velocities) being forecast at the 200 mb level. This will create divergence aloft over the Caribbean, which in turn, promotes surface convergence. I am not going to speculate on the wind shear forecast or upper level pattern just yet, until I see consistency in model runs, and more agreement in the modeling.
JMA WEEK 3 – 4 CHI 200 FORECAST
ECMWF CHI 200 FORECAST
I will be monitoring this situation over the next 5 – 10 days for anything that appears to be initializing in the pressure maps and in satellite imagery.
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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