SEVERE WEATHER THREAT: ENHANCED
TROPICAL STORM FORMATION: NONE
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Current Storm Total for 2015:
TOTAL STORMS: 2
INTENSE HURRICANES: 0
U.S. LANDFALLS: 2
StormW Seasonal Forecast:
TOTAL STORMS: 8 – 10
HURRICANES: 3 – 5
INTENSE HURRICANES: 1 – 2
Good day everyone!
The tropics remain very quiet once again thus far. Several Tropical Waves were noted in the 06Z TAFB Surface analysis map, however there is a lack of any “notable” satellite signature in satellite imagery.
Analysis of the global models this morning once again indicates, no tropical storm formation over the next 7-10 days. Upper level winds are not conducive for development, and the shear forecast indicates upper level winds to remain unfavorable during the next 2 weeks.
The NAO is forecast to remain pretty much negative through mid month, which would tend to allow for slightly more favorable conditions in the sense of weakening trade winds and allowing for heat to build up in the tropics, however, it still appears the MJO Index forecast doesn’t bring the MJO into our area over the next 2 weeks. There is a discrepancy between the MJO Index forecast, and the OLR anomaly forecast. Now, if the MJO Index forecast is correct, it would indicate a quiet 2 – 3 weeks ahead. IF the OLR Anomaly forecast plays out, then we could see some activity around, or just after mid month, as it indicates some strong upward motion from the MJO. Past forecast experience in comparing these two models, has me leaning toward the MJO Index as the more accurate solution, however I will be monitoring the situation over the next 7 days.
So, right now, it’s pretty much a wait and see. Wish I had more to give you, but what can I say…it’s dead out there!
Have a blessed day, and a Happy Fourth of July!
T. F. “STORM” WALSH III
GMCS, USCG (ret)
METEOROLOGIST / HURRICANE SPECIALIST / SEVERE WEATHER SPECIALIST MEMBER WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA AMS