Hurricane Lowell appears to be strengthening rapidly in the Pacific

By: TomsRiverTommy , 4:45 PM GMT on August 21, 2014

While observing the Northern Hemisphere Water Vapor Loop, my attention was immediately drawn to what appeared to be a rapidly developing tropical system in the Eastern Pacific. In just four frames or two hour's time, what had been a disorganized Tropical Storm Lowell, has developed in both, symmetry and a better defined center There is an area of high pressure to the North, Northeast of " Lowell ", which should keep the seemingly strengthening now category 1 hurricane from trekking or drifting off too far to the north. At the same time, there is an area of upper-level low pressure to the Northeast of the Hawaiian Islands, which doesn't appear to be in any kind of a hurry to move away from the island chain. The latest model run from the National Hurricane Center suggests a track towards the Northwest with a possible turn towards the west by early Monday, in a dramatically weakened state. So.....Hawaii might just be okay this go around. I don't believe that this upcoming fall season will be typical for the upper-Midwestern states, Ohio and Tennessee Valley states, the Mid-Atlantic states, and the Northeastern States. My gut and years of experiencing weather patterns here in the Northeast have taught me that a cooler than normal Summer often leads into a colder than normal Fall and Winter season. I believe that there will be a persistent area of high pressure situated just off the coast of Washington and Oregon, which will result in a super-slide in which many an arctic air mass will drop down into the Eastern third of the nation. Only time will tell.........

The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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