Hurricanes Igor and Tomas get their names retired

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 8:19 PM GMT on March 27, 2011

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The names Tomas and Igor will no longer be used to name hurricanes in the Atlantic, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced this March. Hurricane Igor made landfall near Cape Race, Newfoundland on September 21, 2010, and was that island's most damaging hurricane in 75 years, with $200 million in damage. Hurricane Tomas smashed through the Lesser Antilles Islands on October 30 - 31, 2010, dealing a particularly harsh blow to St. Lucia, where eight died and damage was estimated at $500 million. Tomas also killed 35 people on Haiti, and contributed to a cholera epidemic that killed thousands.


Figure 1. Little Barsway bridge 10 km north of Grand Bank, Newfoundland, after flood waters from Hurricane Igor swept it away. Image credit: George J.B. Rose.


Figure 2. MODIS satellite image of Tropical Storm Tomas taken at 10:30am EDT Saturday October 30, 2010, as the storm began lashing the Lesser Antilles. At the time, Tomas was a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds. Image credit: NASA.

The retirement of hurricane names
The WMO maintains a list of hurricane names for the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific that repeats itself every six years. The names Igor and Tomas in the Atlantic would have appeared again in 2016, but will be replaced by Ian and Tobias. Each spring, the WMO meets to decide if any names should be retired from the list, due to notable death or destruction caused by one of the past season's storms. Any country that is a member of the WMO can request that a name be retired. If a country seriously affected by a hurricane does not request retirement of the name, then the name will not be retired. In the recent past, Mexico, in particular, has been reluctant to request retirement significant storms that have affected them. In 2010, two significant hurricanes affected the country, but Mexico chose not to request retirement of either: Hurricane Alex, which killed twelve people and did $1.5 billion in damage, and Hurricane Karl, which killed 22 and did $206 million in damage. Back in 2005, Mexico also did not request retirement of Hurricane Emily, which made two landfalls in Mexico as a major hurricane, destroying thousands of buildings, but not claiming any lives. A new storm named Emily will appear this year, as we are recycling the names from 2005 that were not retired (2005 holds the record for most retired names, with five.) Probably the best example of a hurricane that did not get its name retired, but deserved to, was Hurricane Gordon of 1994, which killed 1145 people on Haiti. Haiti did not send a representative to the 1995 WMO meeting when retirements for 1994 were decided. Gordon did not affect any other countries strongly enough to motivate them to request retirement, and the name Gordon will be used again in 2012.

Since Atlantic hurricanes began getting women's names in 1953, 76 names have been retired, an average of 1.3 retired names per year. The list includes one tropical storm, Allison of 2001, that caused billions in damage from its heavy rains. The storm with the most appearances so far is Arlene, which has appeared nine times: 1959, 1963, 1967, 1971, 1981, 1987, 1993, 1999, 2005. Arlene will make its tenth appearance this year. One exception to the retirement rule: before 1979, some storm names were simply dropped. For example, in 1966, Fern was substituted for Frieda, and no reason was given. Only three Eastern Pacific hurricanes have had their names retired--Hurricane Ismael of 1995, Hurricane Pauline of 1997, and Hurricane Kenna of 2002. All of these storms hit Mexico.

Cool Katrina animation
A new visualization created by Advanced Visualization Laboratory at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois shows Hurricane Katrina spinning over the Gulf of Mexico during a 36-hour period in August, 2005. The animation is part of a full-length planetarium film called Dynamic Earth screened at the Fulldome UK festival on March 12 - 13. You can see the video at the newscientist.com or DynamicEarth web sites. The video description: Trajectories follow moist air rising into intense "hot tower" thunderstorms, and trace strong winds around the eye wall; rapidly rising air is yellow, sinking air blue. The sun, moon, and stars show the passing of time. The visualization highlights Katrina's awesome power and fierce beauty.

I'll be back with a new post Tuesday or Wednesday.

Jeff Masters

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SPC Mesoscale Analysis
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Quoting TampaSpin:
New Orleans CAPE

I wish they would have launched one since 7 am...budget cuts and all...
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New Orleans CAPE
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Quoting Jedkins01:


BRN is the highest in Southwest Florida


80 to 100
Yeah, that looks like fun stuff. Lots of convection. Luckily (depending on yer point of view) less shear to be had with those.



But, both LA and FL have an area of 100 BRN (bring up the full size pic...here: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/mesoanalysis/s18/br n/brn.gif?1301435030585
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Quoting jeffs713:

Looks like the loop current is about to pop off an eddy.
It bodes well for the early part of the season in the GOM, since it won't be a really warm eddy. It bodes badly for the peak of the season, since the loop current may be able to reform a full loop by then.

Daily GOM Warmth Top 5: Don't have time to post pics today, bu you can look it up on this Link
2011: 1st Place; 48% Capable of TC / up from 42%
2005: 2nd Place; 26% Capable of TC / down from 30%
2007: 3rd Place; 23% Capable of TC / down from 24%
2008: 4th Place; 13% Capable of TC / up from 10%
2010: 5th Place; 8% Capable of TC / up from 7%

So from the looks of it 2011 is smoking the other top activity seasons of the past 6 years like steak on the grill. Although this means nothing during the season, it does mean something before the season.
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Quoting atmoaggie:
This looks to be pointed in between BR and NOLA, most of all, atm.

21 UTC analysis data follows.

Craven parameter (20 is the threshold):


BRN, better than 40 is indicative of supercells:


EHI higher than 2:


Mixed layer CAPE spiking above 2000:


BRN is the highest in Southwest Florida


80 to 100
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This looks to be pointed in between BR and NOLA, most of all, atm.

21 UTC analysis data follows.

Craven parameter (20 is the threshold):


BRN, better than 40 is indicative of supercells:


EHI higher than 2:


Mixed layer CAPE spiking above 2000:
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powerful thunderstorm cells in South Florida.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
will build overnight from this evening on till the worst passes after 8 am tomorrow morning gonna be a little bumpy is the word for tonight
Just barely to my west, too, but building this way.

*rumble*
Yep.
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
428 PM CDT TUE MAR 29 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHEASTERN ST. JAMES PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
CENTRAL ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...

* UNTIL 500 PM CDT

* AT 425 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO OVER ST. JAMES
PARISH...OR 9 MILES WEST OF RESERVE...MOVING EAST AT 10 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
RURAL ST. JAMES PARISH AT 440 PM CDT
RURAL ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH AT 440 PM CDT
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Quoting Seawall:
Tornado watch posted until 10:00 PM for SW Louisiana Parishes........
Gonna be a bumpy night.
Make that all of south LA and MS.

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Quoting tkeith:
Those are some pretty hardy cells there west of me Keeper. We need a good soakin but no twisters...
will build overnight from this evening on till the worst passes after 8 am tomorrow morning gonna be a little bumpy is the word for tonight
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Quoting hydrus:
The cirrus clouds blowing off the tops of the storms in the gulf should keep thunderstorm development down a bit over a large part of the state..



I figured the heating we've had would be enough, I guess not.
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Quoting StAugustineFL:


It was a strange year. I live 12 miles inland and hope I get to see much more sea breeze interaction triggering some good T-storms this summer. Nothing like sitting on the lanai with a beer in hand, the BBQ heating up, and looking westward as a frog-strangler builds before my eyes.



Yeah that's the life :)
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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
516 PM EDT TUE MAR 29 2011

FLC011-099-292145-
/O.CON.KMFL.SV.W.0008.000000T0000Z-110329T2145Z/
PALM BEACH FL-BROWARD FL-
516 PM EDT TUE MAR 29 2011

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 545 PM EDT
FOR NORTH CENTRAL BROWARD AND SOUTH CENTRAL PALM BEACH COUNTIES...

AT 513 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUES TO INDICATE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL...AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 70 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 8 MILES WEST OF PARKLAND...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
PARKLAND...
AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN ALSO PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH LITTLE OR NO
ADVANCE WARNING. PREPARE TO MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN AN INTERIOR
ROOM IN THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOUSE OR BUSINESS IF A TORNADO IS
SPOTTED.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...AND DEADLY CLOUD
TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER...
PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

LAT...LON 2626 8043 2632 8049 2652 8027 2629 8021
TIME...MOT...LOC 2115Z 229DEG 13KT 2635 8035

$$

BAXTER
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Those are some pretty hardy cells there west of me Keeper. We need a good soakin but no twisters...
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The EuropeanUnion carbon-emission standard compliant...
"...supercar will be able to get as much as 16 miles per charge in pure electric mode, and it is estimated to get about 78 mpg in hybrid mode -- about the same as the $42,000 Chevrolet Volt.
For someone driving the typical 15,000 miles a year, that could save perhaps 800 gallons a year compared to a sports car of similar performance -- about $3,000 annually as gas prices nudge $4.
Of course, the 'payback period' for that plug-in system would still be measured in the centuries."
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Quoting Jedkins01:
August was the one exception to the overall more lame than normal thunderstorms season. We had over 15 inches of rain, 2 tornado warnings, and quite a few severe thunderstorm warnings. Last Spring was active too cause of El Nino. But last wet season was dry besides August and lacking in strong thunderstorms. Weird year.
The cirrus clouds blowing off the tops of the storms in the gulf should keep thunderstorm development down a bit over a large part of the state..
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Miami NWS Discussion

WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY...
A MID TO UPPER LEVEL JET OF 100 TO 130 KNOTS
WILL BE MOVING THROUGH CENTRAL FLORIDA WITH A LOW TO MID LEVEL JET
OF 40 TO 50 KNOTS WORKING THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA. THIS WILL
ALLOW FOR THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP AHEAD OF THE FRONT OVER SOUTH
FLORIDA WHERE SOME OF THEM COULD BECOME STRONG. THE STORM
PREDICTION CENTER HAS ALSO PUT THE NORTHERN AREAS OF THE CWA IN A
SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER FOR THURSDAY. SO WILL MENTION THIS
IN THE HWO AFTERNOON PACKAGE FOR THURSDAY. IF THIS TREND CONTINUES
IN LATER FORECAST THEN THE POSSIBILITY OF STRONG OR EVEN SEVERE
WORDING WILL BE NEEDED IN THE ZONES FOR THURSDAY IN LATER FORECAST
PACKAGES.
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730. Skyepony (Mod)


Today & tomorrow..
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Quoting Jedkins01:
August was the one exception to the overall more lame than normal thunderstorms season. We had over 15 inches of rain, 2 tornado warnings, and quite a few severe thunderstorm warnings. Last Spring was active too cause of El Nino. But last wet season was dry besides August and lacking in strong thunderstorms. Weird year.


It was a strange year. I live 12 miles inland and hope I get to see much more sea breeze interaction triggering some good T-storms this summer. Nothing like sitting on the lanai with a beer in hand, the BBQ heating up, and looking westward as a frog-strangler builds before my eyes.
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728. Skyepony (Mod)


Comparison of ZAMG simulation with measurements of Iodine-131 in Sakramento/California (left above), Charlottesville/Virginia (right above), Oahu/Hawaii (at the bottom left hand corner) and Stockholm/Sweden (down right). The x axis marks the number of days starting from 16.3.2011.
© ZAMG
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August was the one exception to the overall more lame than normal thunderstorms season. We had over 15 inches of rain, 2 tornado warnings, and quite a few severe thunderstorm warnings. Last Spring was active too cause of El Nino. But last wet season was dry besides August and lacking in strong thunderstorms. Weird year.
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Tornado watch posted until 10:00 PM for SW Louisiana Parishes........
Gonna be a bumpy night.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
Jedkins is right. It does look "summery" down there..
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Quoting hydrus:
If you can, see about buying the book" The Climate and Weather of Florida" it is loaded with interesting facts on Florida.s different rainy season patterns..There are actually 7 predominant patterns.


That definitely sounds like my kinda book, I'll look into it!
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Quoting Jedkins01:


Yeah same here in Central Florida!

I think weather patterns just change for a while you know? When moved here in the 90's it was the same as well as into the early 2000's. Ever since about 2006 its been pretty lame overall though. Last year was by far the least amount of lighting, wind, heavy rain events, and just strong thunderstorms in general Ive ever seen in much of Central Florida.

Hopefully we will go back to seeing a lot more of the classic weather I grew to love about Florida.
If you can, see about buying the book" The Climate and Weather of Florida" it is loaded with interesting facts on Florida.s different rainy season patterns..There are actually 7 predominant patterns.
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Quoting jeffs713:

Probably nothing in the lower levels to touch them off. The storms in S FL should be putting off outflow boundaries soon, which will give the spark needed for storms in C FL.


I agree, it doesn't seem like there is any sea breeze development today like was expected.
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Quoting Jedkins01:
Very odd, the NWS mentioned the air is quite unstable over Central Florida today, and that combined with high moisture would lead to a nice round of afternoon heating thunderstorms.

I wonder why they haven't materialized? South Florida actually has a slightly less unstable air mass, and similar moisture, but thunderstorms are firing nicely down there, looks like a summertime day down there:

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
FLC086-292100-
/O.NEW.KMFL.SV.W.0006.110329T2002Z-110329T2100Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
402 PM EDT TUE MAR 29 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
WEST CENTRAL MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

* UNTIL 500 PM EDT

* AT 358 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS HAVE
DETECTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS
IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 3 MILES NORTHEAST OF
FORTYMILE BEND...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 10 MPH.

* THE STORM WILL AFFECT...
SHARK VALLEY OBS TOWER...
AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM. IF
OUTDOORS...STAY AWAY FROM ISOLATED HIGH OBJECTS SUCH AS TREES AND
AVOID WATER. MOVE INDOORS OR INSIDE A VEHICLE IF POSSIBLE. AVOID
USING THE TELEPHONE UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY. TRY TO UNPLUG
UNNECESSARY ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES BEFORE THE THUNDERSTORM APPROACHES.

&&

LAT...LON 2584 8067 2566 8065 2565 8086 2585 8087
TIME...MOT...LOC 2002Z 320DEG 9KT 2577 8077




Probably nothing in the lower levels to touch them off. The storms in S FL should be putting off outflow boundaries soon, which will give the spark needed for storms in C FL.
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Quoting jeffs713:

Ever since Katrina & Rita, I've always been interested in the Loop Current.

Also, Dr. M mentioned it in one of last year's blogs.
I knew about it years ago, but did not realize it had such an significant influence on cyclones. We would get caught in the huge eddies that the gulf stream produced off the east coast of the U.S. while shipping cargo in the early 80,s. One minute we were making 13.5 knots, then suddenly down to 4..Did not have the technology back then to see and avoid them...They were a major inconvenience with a tight schedule..Time is money.
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I think it might be due to the high clouds that have blown in, but with the current atmospheric conditions, temperatures should have warmed plenty for decent thunderstorm development. Go figure.
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Very odd, the NWS mentioned the air is quite unstable over Central Florida today, and that combined with high moisture would lead to a nice round of afternoon heating thunderstorms.

I wonder why they haven't materialized? South Florida actually has a slightly less unstable air mass, and similar moisture, but thunderstorms are firing nicely down there, looks like a summertime day down there:

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
FLC086-292100-
/O.NEW.KMFL.SV.W.0006.110329T2002Z-110329T2100Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
402 PM EDT TUE MAR 29 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
WEST CENTRAL MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

* UNTIL 500 PM EDT

* AT 358 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS HAVE
DETECTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS
IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 3 MILES NORTHEAST OF
FORTYMILE BEND...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 10 MPH.

* THE STORM WILL AFFECT...
SHARK VALLEY OBS TOWER...
AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM. IF
OUTDOORS...STAY AWAY FROM ISOLATED HIGH OBJECTS SUCH AS TREES AND
AVOID WATER. MOVE INDOORS OR INSIDE A VEHICLE IF POSSIBLE. AVOID
USING THE TELEPHONE UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY. TRY TO UNPLUG
UNNECESSARY ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES BEFORE THE THUNDERSTORM APPROACHES.

&&

LAT...LON 2584 8067 2566 8065 2565 8086 2585 8087
TIME...MOT...LOC 2002Z 320DEG 9KT 2577 8077



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Quoting hydrus:
When I was living in S.W Florida in the 70,s and 80,s, there were numerous bad storms that we had gone through. Some of them were very intense. Most where violent summertime thunderstorms that were over 60,000 thousand feet high, conditions for this kind of extreme event seemed to happen more often back then. I dont know why. The other bad ones were associated with cold fronts and rapidly developing squall lines that were exceptionally brutal, and did tremendous damage to the marinas in our area.


Yeah same here in Central Florida!

I think weather patterns just change for a while you know? When I moved here in the 90's it was the same as well as into the early 2000's. Ever since about 2006 its been pretty lame overall though. Last year was by far the least amount of lighting, wind, heavy rain events, and just strong thunderstorms in general Ive ever seen in much of Central Florida.

Hopefully we will go back to seeing a lot more of the classic weather I grew to love about Florida.
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714. flsky
If you're interested in clouds, check this out:

http://cloudappreciationsociety.org/
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Quoting hydrus:
Interesting...How do you know this.?...I would guess you have been watching it for a while..Sorta warm out there...

Ever since Katrina & Rita, I've always been interested in the Loop Current.

Also, Dr. M mentioned it in one of last year's blogs.
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Quoting jeffs713:
While in the process of breaking off, the eddy will frequently reattach to the loop current for a temporary period, before permanently breaking off.
Interesting...How do you know this.?...I would guess you have been watching it for a while..Sorta warm out there...
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First popup T-storms of the year.
Link
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Quoting hydrus:
Her is the 30 day forecast for the loop. It does pinch off, but does not move much...(it stops for a sec amid the run, sry)
While in the process of breaking off, the eddy will frequently reattach to the loop current for a temporary period, before permanently breaking off.
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708. Jax82
And you can see the warm water it brings with the current.

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Quoting islander101010:
too early. the loop current will get eaten up by one the these mid latitude lows
This is a purty big loop tho...Might take some doin to ruin...
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Quoting islander101010:
too early. the loop current will get eaten up by one the these mid latitude lows
Lol...Yes...Those mid latitude lows have veracious appetites..Most of the models do bring this event to us.
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too early. the loop current will get eaten up by one the these mid latitude lows
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Quoting jeffs713:

Looks like the loop current is about to pop off an eddy.
It bodes well for the early part of the season in the GOM, since it won't be a really warm eddy. It bodes badly for the peak of the season, since the loop current may be able to reform a full loop by then.
Her is the 30 day forecast for the loop. It does pinch off, but does not move much...(it stops for a sec amid the run, sry)
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