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First Atlantic named storm of the season.
« on: May 25, 2018, 11:42:34 PM »
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

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Re: First Atlantic named storm of the season.
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 11:46:24 PM »
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.
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Bud is no buddy of mine! (Re: Storm of the season.)
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 11:49:45 PM »
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

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Re: First Atlantic named storm of the season.
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 03:45:33 AM »
Thanks for taking time out from worrying about the Buick to post this.
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Anybody in harm's way of Florence? (Re: Atlantic named storm)
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 11:43:31 PM »
Dear WeatherCatters who might be able to observe cyclonic weather from a safe distance,

Hurricane Florence is expected to make things really wet and ugly for the Southern Atlantic seaboard.  Since it is expected to stall, this could bring a lot of rain even a good way's inland.  Anybody staring at trouble with the name Florence on it?

In other news, Tropical Storm Helene is expected to decay out in between Ireland and England.  So it might even bug Stu and the folks in the UK.  Do tell what weird weather Helene might be bringing your way.

Edouard