2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

By: NICycloneChaser, 3:45 PM GMT on May 30, 2011

It's been a long winter for tropical fanatics like myself, but we're now just a day and a half away from the beginning of the 2011 Hurricane Season! So, what do the next six months have in store for us? Let's start with the obvious, the SSTs in the Atlantic.So, as would be expected with the second year of the La Nina, SST anomalies are behind last year, though last year's were near record. However, SSTs are significantly higher at this point in time than they were i...

Updated: 3:48 PM GMT on May 30, 2011

Tropical Storm Tomas

By: NICycloneChaser, 10:04 PM GMT on November 02, 2010

Good evening!So, the Hurricane Hunters were back in Tomas again this afternoon, and they found that, contrary to the forecast, Tomas had in fact weakened further, now with max sustained winds of 40mph. The aircraft found an elongated circulation, probably a result of dry air intrusion and moderate/strong wind shear. However, Tomas has been firing up a lot of convection around himself throughout the day, and is a large storm. Wind shear is forecast to continue to rel...

TD Lisa/Fifteen; The Return of Julia?

By: NICycloneChaser, 6:35 PM GMT on September 23, 2010

Good afternoon! (Well, evening over here in Northern Ireland...)This is my first blog post. I'm hoping to have a new one most days.LisaOk, so let's start with Tropical Depression Lisa, the lonely little cyclone in the far eastern Atlantic. The steering currents around Lisa have been pretty crazy since she was born, and have kept her hovering just to the north-west of the Cape Verde Islands for the last few days. Wind shear is expected to rise significantly in the ne...

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