08/24/2022, 5:20 am EDT

An Update on Global Drought Areas

Strong to sometimes historic drought has affected many key areas during JUN/JUL/AUG 2022 including China, Europe, the U.S. and South America. 15-day rainfall outlooks indicate more dryness for China, redeveloping dryness in South America, wiping out the Southern U.S. drought and some beneficial rains for parts of the Europe drought area.
08/22/2022, 7:11 pm EDT

North Atlantic Basin Reginal SSTA Trends

As. September 1st approaches, the main development region for hurricanes in the outer tropical North Atlantic is marginally warmer than normal, the greatest warming trend is in the Caribbean Sea and the northeast Gulf of Mexico is steadily warming.
08/21/2022, 5:30 pm EDT

Low Mid-troposphere Relative Humidity Suppressing North Atlantic Tropics

Unless the subsidence pattern stretched across the deep tropics of the North Atlantic basin reverses soon, the seasonal activity levels will likely be somewhat lower than outlooks issued late last spring and mid-summer. Due to seasonality, conditions should improve, and SEP/OCT looks like the busiest time of the 2022 North Atlantic tropical cyclone season (vs. AUG/SEP of most years). However, due to the late start of the season, the seasonal totals are likely less than the buoyant numbers associated with seasonal outlooks previously issued.
08/20/2022, 8:40 am EDT

TD 4 Likely to Strengthen to TS Danielle Later Today

Dry air entrainment is holding back TD 4 right now. However, this system should reach minimal tropical storm intensity prior to striking the far northeast coast of Mexico this evening. Models are under-playing the attendant rainfall potential. The remains of inland shifting Danielle will further enhance a heavy rain event across Texas lasting for several days.