July... No Named Storms
09:28 AM EDT - 27 July 2001
Barring no last minute surprises, looks like we'll go through July with out a named system. However, this benefit will be short lived.
SNONUT (from one of our hosted sites), is predicting early August activity from the Cape Verde. And judging by what I've seen lately, I have no reason to doubt it. (Which, of course, is when I'm out of town 3-15th (hemisphere even))) Add to that a pattern is setting up which may be less friendly for recurving of storms... So it's likely storms will stay further south this year. Which means the Southeast, including Florida could have some close calls this year.
For now, though. Nothing much worth watching, although the activity with the waves coming off Africa will get more and more interesting.
August could ramp up quickly, so be on the lookout.
NRL Monterey Marine Meteorology Division Forecast Track of Active Systems (Good Forecast Track Graphic and Satellite Photos)
NASA GHCC Interactive Satellite images at:
[NAtl visible] (visible -- Daytime Only) [NAtl infrared] (infrared), and [NAtl water vapor] (water vapor)--Nasa source.
Defiant Visible Infrared More...
Other commentary at: Mike Anderson's East Coast Tropical Weather Center - Accuweather's Joe Bastardi - Robert Lightbown/Crown Weather Services - SCOTTSVB's Hurricane Update Center - Jim Williams' Hurricane City - Gary Gray's Millennium Weather - Even More on our Links Page
Some Forecast models: (NGM, AVN, MRF, ECMWF, ETA)
DoD weather models (NOGAPS, AVN, MRF)
AVN, ECMWF, GFDL, NOGAPS, UKMET