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Old 01-19-2018, 07:59 PM
 
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Starting 2018 thread. Nothing on the horizon currently for North America...Southern Hemisphere tropics having all the action currently...2 week outlook: Climate Prediction Center - Global Tropical Hazards Assessment
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Old 01-28-2018, 01:15 PM
 
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Wow these years fly by!


Just to have the General hurricane Threads as easy to get to reference.


2017 Hurricane Season:


2016 Hurricane Season:


2015 Hurricane Season:


2014 Hurricane Season:


2013 Hurricane Season:


2012 Hurricane Season:


2011 Hurricane Season:
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Old 03-06-2018, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I lived through Irma so I am already concerned for the 2018 season especially since we had two weeks of temperatures near 90 in February. I wish we could put giant blocks of ice in the Atlantic to lower the water temperature so the hurricanes wouldn't have that warm water fuel they need.


Anyway I closed on the house I'm in right before Irma but I hadn't moved in yet. Fortunately no damage which surprised me since the house is older with original windows (1970) and needed a new roof. The new roof has been put on to the latest hurricane standards and I will be buying a small generator and getting hurricane shutters. I will also be clearing out my 1 car garage by June 1st so I will be able to put my car in there. I will stock up on water & canned goods by May. I will make sure I have enough candles, flashlights and pet food to last at least a week.
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Old 03-08-2018, 03:11 AM
 
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With a plan, you're ahead of most people who could be affected by a Hurricane. Bravo. Predictions for number of named storms for the year come out in April (Colorado State) and May (NOAA & others). If we get more towards El Nino conditions in the Pacific later this year that can lower the number of Atlantic storms research suggest (increases wind shear across Caribbean/Atlantic I believe, keeping storms from forming/weak). But as they say, 'it only takes one' as Andrew showed Florida in '92 with just 6 named storms total that year.

Side note since mentioned ice to cool water: Some companies have experimented cooling the ocean temps (hurricane fuel/food) with devices that essentially bring up colder water from below the surface which even just a couple degrees could have a noticeable impact on weakening a hurricane...but likely will never be fully developed/deployed. Would have to have enough, at the specific region a storm was tracking and activate in time the right number to cool a huge swath with approaching rough seas. Not really feasible, and then there's the other side of changing a storm...do farmers in the midwest/southeast who rely on storms for drought releif inland sue because its likely affected them or does a weaker storm spread its winds out causing more damage instead of a cat5 who's winds are in a super small few miles tight area, etc. Many argue better building codes, hazard communication, and shoreline protection/design are better investment. Maybe both, who knows, maybe an army of drones will change things one day.
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Old 04-05-2018, 08:06 AM
 
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It's April, that means Colorado State released their seasonal Hurricane predictions (NOAA & others typ May):

-14 named storms (would take us to "N" on name list)
-7 hurricanes
-3 Major hurricanes (Cat3 or higher)

2018 Hurricane Season (General Thread)-img_7382.jpg
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Old 04-24-2018, 05:49 AM
 
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The forecast cone has been narrowed for this year. Due mostly in part to better models and technology but this may backfire on them.

https://twitter.com/BMcNoldy/status/988407252393525248
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:51 PM
 
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I didnt realize the Atlantic was that cold. Maybe a quiet yr.

https://twitter.com/philklotzbach/st...75678767886336
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:52 PM
 
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I just realized.. why is he showing an anomaly and saying its cold? Ugh. Thats like saying the Arctic is warm yet its -20C. Lol.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:16 PM
 
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That's why I like SST anomaly maps along side an actual temperature map. Attached TropicalTidbits image showing SST's in Celsius, I added the white line to show from around that line and south is already warm enough to support Tropical development. But its just one of several factors.

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Old 05-04-2018, 06:09 AM
 
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That's why I like SST anomaly maps along side an actual temperature map. Attached TropicalTidbits image showing SST's in Celsius, I added the white line to show from around that line and south is already warm enough to support Tropical development. But its just one of several factors.

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Right.. and 70s isnt "cold". But I guess its how you look at it? For tropical environment it is "cold". Not the best for a tropical storm but still can develop. As you said....other factors. Not just water temps

Btw.. thats a large chunk of below 80F there. Wow.
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