08/23/2019, 10:37 am EDT

North Atlantic Tropics Showing Signs of Life

Two potential tropical cyclones have emerged in the North Atlantic tropics. Tropical Disturbance 98L moves into Florida this weekend and may reorganize moving northeastward off the U.S. East Coast becoming a tropical storm Monday night or Tuesday. In the central North Atlantic tropics Tropical Disturbance 99L may become a tropical storm moving toward the Caribbean Sea early next week.
08/20/2019, 10:23 am EDT

Australian Bureau of Meteorology ENSO/IOD Update

Neutral ENSO ahead BUT with a Modoki-like character for northern hemisphere autumn. Indian Ocean Dipole forecasts indicate an immensely intense positive phase.
08/16/2019, 10:24 am EDT

Tropical Troposheric Upper Trough Slows Down Tropical Season

Research has shown that when the far eastern equatorial Pacific is cool and near the Dateline in the tropics surface water is warm there is a tendency in the upper air pattern over the subtropical western North Atlantic for a low pressure trough to form. This phenomenon is known as the tropical upper troposphere trough (TUTT). The TUTT pattern produces upper level shear suppressing tropical activity.
08/11/2019, 7:11 pm EDT

Solar Cycle Update

Solar Cycle 24 is ending as a new solar minimum arrives as of late 2018 and 2019. Interestingly, NASA forecasts an unusually lengthy solar minimum extending through 2022 and into 2023. Solar minimum usually lasts less than 2 years as part of the complete 11-year solar cycle.