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First Atlantic named storm of the season.

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elagache:
Dear WeatherCat observers of extreme weather (preferably from a safe distance!)

We have the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season: Alberto

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Alberto

The storm is expected to go straight north and make landfall in around the border of Mississippi and Alabama:

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?cone#contents

Seems to me this is very early to have a named storm.  Consistent with this is the 2018 hurricane outlook from the National Hurricane Center:

http://www.noaa.gov/media-release/forecasters-predict-near-or-above-normal-2018-atlantic-hurricane-season

The punch line from that outlook is:  "NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75-percent chance that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near- or above-normal."   This outlook was released May 24, 2018 - Yesterday!  It could be "just in time" delivery, or they waited to create the most dramatic effect, or . . . . . they were just as surprised by Alberto as I am!  :o

Those of you in harm's way . . . . sorry to report "such are da' conditions that prevail" . . . . . . . .

Cheers, Edouard

Blicj11:
Interesting. Hurricane season in the Atlantic runs from June 1 to November 30 butt his is indeed, pretty early for the average start of named storms season originating there.

elagache:
Dear WeatherCat observers of extreme weather (preferably from a safe distance!)

The Atlantic is calm for the moment, but Eastern Pacific has suddenly become active.   Hurricane Bud was a category 4 storm for while.  That's a very energetic storm for the Eastern Pacific and especially so early in the season.  Here is the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Outlook:

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/Epac_hurr/Epac_hurricane.html

The summary can be found on this slide:



If this year lives up to billing, it could be an "interesting" year for cyclonic storms. 

Edouard

Blicj11:
Thanks for taking time out from worrying about the Buick to post this.

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