Atlantic Storms Lining Up
Hello and happy Wednesday everyone, I hope all is well. It’s good to be back to work after the recent passing of my father. It’s never easy losing loved ones, but it’s comforting to know that people are thinking about you in a time of sorrow. To all of you who have reached out to my family and I, thank you!
Watching the Tropics
Swirling clusters of storms are becoming common in the tropics now. Currently, the National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Danielle in the Atlantic and Tropical Storm Frank in the Eastern Pacific. Tropical Depression 7 has also formed formed just east of Danielle, which is likely to become Tropical Storm Earl either today or tomorrow.
Hurricane Danielle is on track to plow into Bermuda by the weekend, perhaps as a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds around 100mph
Tropical Depression #7 is likely to become Tropical Storm Earl later today or tomorrow, but interestingly, the forecast models bring this storm farther west than Danielle. If the current forecast holds and there is intensification, it may be worth watching closely. My fear is that we see tremendous intensification and it drifts closer and closer to the Caribbean.
August Tropical Points of Origin and Typical Tracks
This is kind of an interesting map to look at… This is where tropical systems tend to develop in the month of August and where they typically track:
This is the long range GFS weather model forecast, which suggests three storms taking similar tracks through next Tuesday, August 31st. It’ll be interesting to see what happens over the next few days. It could be a long couple of weeks for Bermuda if these storms keep forming and threatening the same locations.
That’s what’s happening in the tropics, hope your day is bright and sunny. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday.
Meteorologist Todd Nelson – WeatherNation LLC