Forecast Blog

Tracking the Tropics

Here are my latest thoughts on the tropics (or whatever other interesting weather might be going on). Keep a close eye on the date stamps as sometimes I won’t post for a while and outdated info will stick to the top.

Remember that I’m just a meteorology student who enjoys watching the forecast outside of class. My musings should never be taken as substitute for official information from the National Weather Service or the National Hurricane Center.

Active Pattern Sets Up Two Chances For Snow Along The East Coast This Week

Hello everyone! Winter is here and there is plenty of interesting stuff to talk about from a synoptic meteorology perspective. This post will take a more in-depth look at the first of two storms expected to bring at least some snow to parts of the East Coast this week. Here’s a glimpse at what I’mContinue reading “Active Pattern Sets Up Two Chances For Snow Along The East Coast This Week”

Eta Strengthening South Of Cuba, Headed For Southern Florida

Hello everyone! After re-emerging into the Caribbean Thursday night and re-organizing into a coherent system yesterday, Eta is now re-strengthening south of Cuba. The storm has assembled some very impressive convection this morning which has pulled the center northeast of forecast expectations. This relocation will have some impacts for the storm’s track but it’s probablyContinue reading “Eta Strengthening South Of Cuba, Headed For Southern Florida”

Zeta Poses a Significant Threat as it Intensifies en Route to Louisiana

Hello everyone! In yesterday’s update, I outlined how Zeta was expected to modestly strengthen as it moved through the Gulf of Mexico supported by rich moisture and somewhat warm water before getting slowed down by cooler ocean temperatures and increasing shear as it neared landfall. Unfortunately, the storm has organized and intensified significantly overnight andContinue reading “Zeta Poses a Significant Threat as it Intensifies en Route to Louisiana”

Zeta Expected to Regain Hurricane Strength Tonight En Route To a Louisiana Landfall Tomorrow

Hello everyone! Now that we’re facing another tropical threat, it’s time to revisit this blog. Perhaps I should’ve started these updates earlier but I’ve been trying to clear the to-do list so I can focus on Zeta for the next several days but here we are. Zeta formed this past weekend in the NW CaribbeanContinue reading “Zeta Expected to Regain Hurricane Strength Tonight En Route To a Louisiana Landfall Tomorrow”

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