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Tropical Atlantic is alive and kicking, helped by MJO

Written by on August 18, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Tropical Atlantic is alive and kicking, helped by MJO

The Atlantic is alive and kicking with the help of warmer-than-normal SSTA’s as a favorable MJO phase promoting a large area of rising air. CFSv2 weeklies also indicate that conditions are ripe for an active Africa-Atlantic through at least the first week of September. pic.twitter.com/7HUfxsN7DT — Ben Noll (@BenNollWeather) August 11, 2017 Tropical Storm Harvey […]

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Harvey may quickly follow Gert as tropics liven up, MJO supports busy times ahead!

Written by on August 14, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Harvey may quickly follow Gert as tropics liven up, MJO supports busy times ahead!

The tropics are lighting up with potentially the season’s 2nd hurricane and 8th named storm within the next 24 hours. Thanks to a cold front exiting the East Coast, Tropical Storm Gert shall remain a fish storm and pose no direct threat on the US but indirect impacts include increased surf and rip currents on […]

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Franklin makes 2nd Mexico landfall as 85 mph Cat 1 hurricane

Written by on August 10, 2017 in North and South America, Summer 2017, Tropical with 0 Comments
Franklin makes 2nd Mexico landfall as 85 mph Cat 1 hurricane

As expected, Franklin became the Atlantic’s first hurricane of 2017 over the Bay of Campeche before making a second landfall in the state of Veracruz with maximum winds of 85 mph. #Franklin made landfall in the state of Veracruz in Mexico as a Cat. 1 hurricane – the 1st Veracruz hurricane landfall since Karl (2010). […]

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Franklin expected to become Atlantic’s 1st hurricane prior to 2nd Mexican landfall

Franklin expected to become Atlantic’s 1st hurricane prior to 2nd Mexican landfall

Franklin came ashore over Mexico’s southern Yucatan as a 60 mph tropical storm, weakened over land but brought significant rainfall as you would expect. Now that he’s back over water and warmer water than before, he’s re-strengthening and expected to become the season’s first hurricane prior to a secondary Mexico landfall. Water temps near 90F remain just […]

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Franklin could become Atlantic’s 1st hurricane of the season prior to Yucatan landfall tonight

Written by on August 7, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, Tropical with 0 Comments
Franklin could become Atlantic’s 1st hurricane of the season prior to Yucatan landfall tonight

Tropical Storm Franklin is set to make landfall overnight tonight on the southern end of Mexico’s Yucatan. Currently winds sustained at 60 mph but this system could approach hurricane status prior to landfall and if so would be the 2017 season’s first for the Atlantic. Check out these webcams out of Cancun earlier capturing the […]

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Ocean-Atmosphere continues to become more favourable as we head into heart of Hurricane Season

Written by on August 4, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Ocean-Atmosphere continues to become more favourable as we head into heart of Hurricane Season

We’re into August and right on schedule the tropics are beginning to bubble with a healthy chain of AEW (African easterly waves) riding a prominent AEJ (African easterly jet) out over a warmer than normal MDR (Main development region) stretching from Africa to Mexico. There are two waves currently being monitored and are expected to develop. #99L […]

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Tropical Storm Emily Developed Quickly, Made Landfall in Florida, Then Moved Out to Sea in the Atlantic Ocean (RECAP)

Written by on August 2, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Tropical Storm Emily Developed Quickly, Made Landfall in Florida, Then Moved Out to Sea in the Atlantic Ocean (RECAP)

From weather.com By Jon Erdman Aug 1 2017 05:00 PM EDT Tropical Storm Emily swept through Florida after a whirlwind landfall on July 31, 2017, featuring heavy rain and some local wind damage. Where Did This Come From? Most landfalling tropical cyclones come with at least 24 hours advance warning, usually more. This all started with […]

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Busy ‘early start’ to hurricane season could be indicator of what’s ahead!

Written by on July 20, 2017 in North and South America, Summer 2017, Tropical with 0 Comments
Busy ‘early start’ to hurricane season could be indicator of what’s ahead!

Fast start’s to a hurricane season doesn’t in itself mean a busy season ahead, however a busy ‘early season’ where there’s been 5 systems as of mid July and more is on the table in the near term, this does raise some eyebrows. Why? The reason is down to record warm waters in the MDR which […]

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Classic July ‘Ring of fire’ pattern developing over US, Don forms in Atlantic

Written by on July 18, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Classic July ‘Ring of fire’ pattern developing over US, Don forms in Atlantic

  As for the tropics, Tropical Storm Don is born and set to cross the Leeward Islands tonight bringing the typical wind and rain. However, unfavourable conditions west of the islands suggests this system won’t be a threat to the US.

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Record warm water and unusually hot Sahara helps kick off Cabo Verde season early

Written by on July 5, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
Record warm water and unusually hot Sahara helps kick off Cabo Verde season early

94L is just the latest system showing signs of organisation on departure of the African coast. Unusually warm waters combined with an unusually hot Sahara are likely behind the Cabo Verde seasons early start. No surprise in the recent early activity when the waters of the MDR (main development region) where warmest on record for the month of […]

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