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 Keep a close eye on the date stamps as sometimes I won’t post for a while and outdated info will stick to the top.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.

97L Becomes PTC5 in the Deep Tropics, Likely to Impact the Lesser Antilles Friday

Hello everyone! The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has been off to a wildly active start as we’ve burned through four names already (Ana, Bill, Claudette, and Danny) with number five, Elsa, imminent in the deep tropics. For comparison, at this time last year, we had also run through four names on the list with numberContinue reading “97L Becomes PTC5 in the Deep Tropics, Likely to Impact the Lesser Antilles Friday”

92L Expected to Bring Very Heavy Rain to Parts of the Gulf Coast Friday and Saturday

Hello everyone! In my last update, I mentioned two areas to watch for possible tropical cyclone development this week: one off the North Carolina coastline and the other in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Sure enough, the system off NC ended up becoming TS Bill and 92L in the Gulf of Mexico appears very likelyContinue reading “92L Expected to Bring Very Heavy Rain to Parts of the Gulf Coast Friday and Saturday”

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