AEJ: African Easterly Jet
African Easterly Wave
Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation
AOA: At Or Above
AOB: At Or Below
ATCF: Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecasting system
BOC: Bay Of Campeche
CAPE: Convective Available Potential Energy
CATL: Central Atlantic
CARCAH: Chief, Aerial Reconnaissance Coordination, All Hurricanes
CCKW: Convectively Coupled Kelvin Wave
CDO: Central Dense Overcast
CFS: Coupled Forecast System & Climate Forecast System
CFSv2: Climate Forecast System version 2
CIFK: Conditional Instability of the First Kind
CIMSS: Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
CISK: Conditional Instability of the Second Kind
CMC: Canadian Meteorological Center
CONUS: CONtinental United States
DCVA: Differential Cyclonic Vorticity Advection
DOMREP: DOMinican REPublic
EATL: East Atlantic
ECMWF: European Center for Medium range Weather
ENSO: El Nino/Southern Oscillation
EWRC: EyeWall Replacement Cycle
FROPA: FROntal PAssage
GANTSEC: Greater ANtilles SECtion
GFDL: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
GFS: Global Forecast System
GOMEX: Gulf Of MEXico
HWRF: Hurricane and Weather Research Forecasting
IKE: Integrated Kinetic Energy
IOD: Indian Ocean Dipole
IRT: In Reference or In Regard To
ITCZ: Inter Tropical Convergence Zone
IVO: In the Vicinity Of
LEWP: Line Echo Wave Pattern
Lifted Index
Low Level Circulation
Low Level Jet
Mesoscale Convective Complex
MCS: Mesoscale Convective System
Main Development Region
MJO: Madden Julian Oscillation
MLCAPE: Mixed Layer CAPE
MM5: FSU Mesoscale Model
MSLP: Mean Sea Level Pressure
MEI: Multivariate ENSO Index
NAM: North American Mesoscale Model
NAO: North Atlantic Oscillation
NAVGEM: Navy Global Environmental Model
NCATL: North Central Atlantic
NEWD: Northeastward
NHC: National Hurricane Center
NMME: North American Multi Model Ensemble
NOHRSC: National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
NWD: Northward
OBX: Outer Banks (N.C.)
ONI: Oceanic Nino Index
QBO: Quasi Biennial Oscillation
QLCS Quasi Linear Convective System
PDO: Pacific Decadal Oscillation
PDS:  Particularly Dangerous Situation
SAL: Saharan Air Layer
SBCAPE: Surface Based CAPE
SEUS: Southeast U.S.
SLOSH: Sea, Lake, and Overland Surge due to Hurricanes
SOI: Southern Oscillation Index
SPC: Storm Prediction Center
SSD: Satellite Services Division
SWEAT: Severe WEAther Threat
SWWD: Southwestward
TCPOD: Tropical Cyclone Plan Of the Day
TCHP: Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential
TPW: Total Precipitable Water
TUTT: Tropical Upper Tropospheric Trof
UKMET: United Kingdom METeorological office
ULL: Upper Level Low
UTC: Universal Time Coordinated (also known as Zulu time)
VGP: Vorticity Generation Parameter/Potential
WAM: West African Monsoon circulation
WW3: Wave Watch 3 model
XTRP: Not a model. Short for Extrapolation…Dead reckoning plot of a storm if it kept in a straight line, with no other forces acting upon it.


3 Responses to Abbreviations

  1. Hey StormW,

    All this info is kind of overwhelming for me. Do you have any resources that will help me get started with forecasting?

  2. When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

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