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2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season


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2 minutes ago, OSUmetstud said:

How many crap storms did we miss in 1933? I know Landsea says something like 1 to 2 per year pre satellite Era but some of those big years back then it must have been even more. 

That’s what’s cool. Ignorance is bliss. Maybe we should only name hurricanes or do what other agencies do and split tropical storms into two groups starting at 48kts, only naming the more severe ones. 

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2 minutes ago, BYG Jacob said:

August was either 4/3/1 on formations in August (Isaias formed in July, but wasn't a hurricane until August). No kidding we didn't get a category 2 above hurricane in June and July, that's not the Atlantic works.

You’re trying to argue with a bunch of people who know climo but don’t give a shit. We have put in the labor over the years and are entitled to bitch. 

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2 minutes ago, the ghost of leroy said:

You’re trying to argue with a bunch of people who know climo but don’t give a shit. We have put in the labor over the years and are entitled to bitch. 

I'm entitled to tell you your bitching is silly. Pour one out and chill. Based on the models, we're going to be quite busy for a couple weeks.

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I'm glad Omar is not heading to Baltimore. (Enjoyed watching "The Wire.")

Dropped in here this evening, and surprised the activity in the last couple hours. What fun!

We in the Tampa Bay area of Florida experienced what was to become Omar a few days ago, and so far maybe the tropical highlight of the season for wind and rain.

That is not a complaint, believe me. But also happy to not totally miss out in 2020...

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43 minutes ago, WxWatcher007 said:

Central Atlantic wave is now designated as Invest 91L.

8pm TWO mentions 30 percent chance for that to develop

1. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a small area of low 
pressure about midway between the Windward Islands and west Africa 
appear to be slowly becoming better organized.  Some additional 
development of this system is possible this week as the system 
meanders in the central tropical Atlantic Ocean.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent. 
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.
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7 hours ago, NJwx85 said:

While storm quality has lacked some, we’ve had very few fish storms. Almost everything that’s developed so far has hit land.

Exactly. In terms of what the general public thinks of this season ACE numbers are meaningless. 
You need a functioning MDR to bring higher ACE numbers. One Ivan or Irma can inflate numbers. 

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3 hours ago, MJO812 said:

Uh?

They aren't basing it off the models 

Might  be wise to do so. Compared to 06Z the GFS has went dead. I dont think the super favorable  conditions have arrived  by  sept  10. Very dead  for  peak. Maybe the hurricane showing  para  is  more active.

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Euro does show 1 actual storm but  unless the euro and GFS agree i tend to discount  anything and  in any case this storm wont get close to the  US.

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Might  be wise to do so. Compared to 06Z the GFS has went dead. I dont think the super favorable  conditions have arrived  by  sept  10. Very dead  for  peak. Maybe the hurricane showing  para  is  more active.
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Euro does show 1 actual storm but  unless the euro and GFS agree i tend to discount  anything and  in any case this storm wont get close to the  US.
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lol... No, that would be unwise since they are legitimate tropical climatologists. Hugging operational model outputs isn't how long-range forecasting works. It isn't particularly great for debating long-range on a tropical message board either. But I digress...
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28 minutes ago, Windspeed said:

Hugging operational model outputs isn't how long-range forecasting works. It isn't particularly great for debating long-range on a tropical message board either. But I digress...

My crystal ball is all over the place. October 13th/14th is a doozy in the Gulf, but landfall is vague with Teddy. The stars appear to hint at Texas...

 

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A couple GEFS Para members have something developing near NW Cuba and moving into west FL next week.   One has a 957mb low moving into Tampa.

There is some pretty low shear in the area if an initial disturbance can get going.

 

That area is the only  threat  to the US within the next 7-10 days, anything else is further away.

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Currently 2020 is the 9th most active season through the end of August in the satellite era when using ACE index with the number at about 42 so far.  With "peak" still a week away and initial ACE forecasts of 130 to 160 there's still a lot of time for some big things to happen if those forecasts pan out.  One thing I'm thinking about is we are just now entering "major hurricane season".  The higher percentage of majors occur from now moving forward.  Sure it's not been exciting from a "headlines" standpoint so far but as others have said we're just now heading into the active period that statistically has the highest threat of stronger storms.  Now if we do get 3 or 4 more majors with an ACE of 150 for the season this year along with weaker storms and the majors all are fish,will folks still be saying this season's a bust?  Probably lol...... 

Cat 3 by month

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Cat 5 by month

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42 minutes ago, turtlehurricane said:

There's always hurricane action on Labor Day. I remember my dad grilling burgers in the outer bands of Hurricane Frances on Labor Day. 

Francis, September 5, 2004. Charlie had just passed to the south close enough for me to watch roof tiles and window shutters fly down the street like newspapers in Sun City Center. Francis was huge and blew wind and poured rain, and was impressive to watch and listen to. Francis was affecting the entire Florida peninsula. Jeanne came by soon after in the middle of the night and it was after it moved over the Gulf that trees blew down and power went out for days. It woke me up around 3 AM as it was trying to suck a window A/C unit from my bedroom making a horrible whistling sound.

I grabbed a sat pic soon of Francis after as the eye was over us on the 5th (see below).

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55 minutes ago, Jackstraw said:

Now if we do get 3 or 4 more majors with an ACE of 150 for the season this year along with weaker storms and the majors all are fish,will folks still be saying this season's a bust? 

I think I'll be saying it was an exciting year and a win (from this point forward). We've had enough landfalls already that people are going to be dealing with a very long time.

I love a storm as much or more than anybody, but I'd be tickled pink with nothing but a record fish spinner that we can all talk about for years. (Might be a few ships out there not so thrilled...)

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On your marks...

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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Sep 3 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on recently 
upgraded Hurricane Nana, approaching the coast of Belize, and on 
Tropical Depression Omar, located a few hundred miles north of 
Bermuda.

1. A broad area of low pressure located over the eastern tropical 
Atlantic several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde 
Islands continues to produce a small area of showers and 
thunderstorms.  This system is expected to interact with a tropical 
wave approaching from the east over the weekend, and it is unclear 
if the interaction will enhance or inhibit development of this 
system while it meanders over the eastern and central tropical 
Atlantic through early next week.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent. 
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.

2. A tropical wave located off the coast of west Africa is merging with 
another disturbance located a couple of hundred miles south of the 
Cabo Verde Islands, resulting in an extensive area of disorganized 
showers and thunderstorms.  Development of this system is likely to 
be slow during the next couple of days while it moves west- 
northwestward at about 15 mph, and a tropical depression is more 
likely to form early next week over the central tropical Atlantic 
where environmental conditions are forecast to be more favorable 
for development.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent. 
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.

3. Another tropical wave is forecast to move off the west coast of 
Africa over the weekend.  An area of low pressure is expected to 
form from the wave, and some development of this low will be 
possible early next week while it moves generally westward over the 
far eastern tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent. 
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

Forecaster Berg
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