Atlantic Revs Back Up - And Getting Closer to Land
Posted: 03:28 PM 20 September 2018 | 1 Comment | Add Comment | Newest: 01:28 PM 22-Sep EDT
A tropical cornucopia of systems are now filling the screens as we close out the end of an already very active September.
With this update we now have two new Tropical Cyclones: TD ELEVEN, located about 450 miles east of the Windward Islands, and also Tropical Storm Kirk, located in the far eastern Atlantic.
There are another six Areas of Interest coming up, two of which may become subtropical or tropical cyclones by the early part of next week (98L between Bermuda and the Carolinas, plus also the large, non-tropical Low in the central Atlantic).
Despite forecasts for a near-to-below-average year, September seems to have made other plans. We now already have had six named storms this month. The record for named storms in any one month in the Atlantic going back though known history is eight, which has occurred five times: Oct 1950, Sep 2002, Aug 2004, Sep 2010, and most recently Aug 2012. Two more names this month would tie that record, three would break it.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially runs through the end of November and we have several reminders of that today. Indications are strong that the last ten days of this month will likely not go out quietly, with several lows and a couple African Easterly Waves already on the radar.
Two of these features in particular have already been Invest tagged, 97L and 98L. Of these two, 98L appears to be organizing rapidly today, with maximum sustained winds already to tropical storm force approaching the island nation of Bermuda. This system is especially interesting, as it looks to have been spawned in part from an infusion of energy from x-Florence.
Main page mapping and links will be coming soon. Meanwhile, you can also track model outputs and more with us in the Forecast Lounge:
99L (Now Tropical Storm Kirk) Forecast Lounge
98L Forecast Lounge
97L (Now TD ELEVEN) Forecast Lounge
Tropical Depression Eleven Event Related Links
Caribbean Broadcast Corporation (TV/Radio from Antilles)
Facebook Update Posted
11:50 am 24-Sep-2018 EDT
Invest 98L between the southeast and Bermuda may go code red soon. Interests along the southeast to central east coast may want to pay closer attention.