Retired software engineer. "What is that?", you may ask. It's someone who has time to blog about the weather...
By: Bogon, 9:04 PM GMT on June 05, 2013
It's only June, but already we have a blob to watch. Forecasts for the coming hurricane season are bullish, at least on the meteorological side. If you live along the Atlantic coast, or if you work for an insurance company, you may be thinking bear.
Most years I put up this tropical blog in August, when the hurricane season swings into high gear. This year I'm going to start early, mainly because I'm being lazy. There's too much going on in the real world for me to keep the rhythym going with my WU blog. Maybe things will settle down after a while, and I'll have excess CPU cycles for time sharing again. For now my plan is to sit back and watch the maps along with the rest of you. The majority of this page was cadged from last summer's tropical weather blog. I'll keep a weather eye peeled for newer information sources. Let me know if your favorite cool graphic isn't here, or if you find broken links etc.
These maps and charts are useful for tracking tropical storms and for evaluating your risk. You can click each image to visit the web site where the information originates.
National Hurricane Center
NOAA Satellite and Information Service
Tropical Atlantic Rainbow Loop
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Cooperative Institute for Meteororological Satellite Studies
Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS (MIMIC)
Total Precipitable Water - North Atlantic, Last 72 Hours
Regional Real-Time Products
Saharan Air Layer Analysis
NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential
Depth 26°C Isotherm
NOTE: this image does not update automatically. Click for the latest edition.
TRMM rain rates (shaded)
GFS 200hPa wind anomalies (vectors)
Kelvin filtered VP200 anomalies (contours)
National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center
Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO)
Infrared/200 HectoPascals Velocity Potential Anomalies
Forty Day Wheeler & Hendon Phase Chart
Forty Day Empirical Wave Propagation Forecast
GFS 168 hour Forecast
850 MB Heights, Precipitable Water and Wind
Updated: 3:20 AM GMT on April 18, 2014