North Atlantic Hurricane Watch 2014/2015

page: 2
9
<< 1   >>

log in

join

posted on Nov, 3 2014 @ 01:20 PM
link   
a reply to: jadedANDcynical

By region? No not at present but I can. When I next look at that I will see.

Yes the gist was that what is reported as10 days of Cat Force 2 may only have one or two days in that time which is actually at Force 2.




posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 07:20 AM
link   
Just one of the several hurricanes in the Atlantic that we catch the edge of that never get reported as hurricanes


Click the image to enlarge

Major wind last night, trees down, power out for several hours until around 11 am this morning. Bit of a stiff breeze really with gusts in excess of 120km/hr in the north of Ireland.
edit on 10/1/2015 by PuterMan because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 04:13 PM
link   
It's not called a hurricane because it's not a hurricane. Hurricanes by their very nature are tropical in origin and in order to be called a hurricane they need to develope in the tropics. Water temps need to be above 80° for developement. By the time these storms reach Europe they are extratropical which means they no longer have potential for increased developement and are no longer considered a tropical system. I don't have a way of knowing what the origin of the storm you experienced was but the Atlantic tropical season ends in November. We had a minor storm develope in early Dec a year or two ago but in my time of keeping track which goes back a few decades I only know of that one. Pressure gradients with a large difference in air pressure readings in converging fronts can cause very strong winds. The jet stream dipped very low over the state's this past week bringing extremely high air pressure to the Midwest. Lower pressure over the western Atlantic stalled out in front of this high pressure and brought high winds to the eastern seaboard the last few days. A similar situation may have set up over the north Atlantic bringing high winds to the British isles as well. Do you know how to read a weather chart? If so you know that the tighter those circle areas are(called isobars) the stronger the wind. I think you probably know this because of your interest in this subject. By the image you included it looks like an isolated low over your area. The Atlantic behind that system looks calm and further west and south there's a high pressure system which at this time of year brings cold cold temps to the mid Atlantic. So I don't think this was a wayward hurricane I think it was a very low pressure system crashing into a high pressure system.


A reply to: PuterMan
edit on 1102015 by AutumnWitch657 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 08:16 AM
link   
a reply to: AutumnWitch657


It's not called a hurricane because it's not a hurricane. Hurricanes by their very nature are tropical in origin and in order to be called a hurricane they need to develope in the tropics.


Whilst the term 'hurricane' may be what is applied to only to tropical storms nowadays, and yes the bulk of the Northern Atlantic storms that affect us in Ireland and the UK are indeed extratropical and a cold core system, temperature is of course involved.

In terms of the Beaufort wind force scale they are hurricanes by definition of being in excess of 64 knots sustained wind speed. I am not even sure if the definition tropical cyclone was around when Beaufort devised his scale. They were hurricanes when I was at school 60 years ago, if they were out in the Atlantic, and they still are as described by the World Meteorological Organization in conjunction with the Beaufort scale.

Semantics of course but even NOAA still uses the same terminology in connection with the Beaufort scale. A storm achieving sustained wind speeds in excess of 64 knots IS a hurricane as Michael Fish is probably aware!

Actually I can see no logic in not naming them but for the fact that they are relatively short lived, but then so are the tropical storms in many cases. I do of course realise that the modern terminology has changed the original in common usage but that does not make the original wrong. Modern does not mean better since if that were the case all ambiguity would be removed by calling all storms cyclones and having a graduation to suit.

Whether the origin of the storm is tropical or baroclinical these are still hurricane force storms where hurricane refers to the force of the winds and not necessarily the type of system. In modern parlance hurricane force would be more correct or actually as I prefer a category force storm regardless of its nomenclature. This is described by the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane force scale (there is that hurricane word again) which whilst officially only applicable to tropical origin storms adequately covers a division of the 'hurricane' force of the Beaufort scale.


Lower pressure over the western Atlantic stalled out in front of this high pressure and brought high winds to the eastern seaboard the last few days.


I don't know about the eastern seaboard but stalled they were not, and in fact it was the high pressure that was stalled. The lows have been developing over Canada and south of Greenland, and off the coast of Newfoundland and skating across the Atlantic bouncing off the stalled high (complex system of high pressure actually) to the south.



www.youtube.com...


Do you know how to read a weather chart?


Yes.


edit on 12/1/2015 by PuterMan because: Thought I had a tag problem but my browser had gone wonky



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 09:35 AM
link   
Thank you. Yes we can get hurricane force winds at any time during the year. We had a noreaster last winter or perhaps the winter before, that caused a lot of damage due to high winds.

You are right it was the super high that stalled. Brought very cold temps even into the south where winter is usually milder. I live in coastal Virginia . Hurricanes I know. Winter storms not so much. I left them behind when I moved here from up north on Long Island.

So you live in Ireland?
I always thought you were here in the states for some reason. California or at least west coast perhaps Washington state. I don't know why.

a reply to: PuterMan

edit on 1122015 by AutumnWitch657 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 15 2015 @ 04:23 AM
link   
a reply to: AutumnWitch657

A bit of a stiff breeze today. It has picked up a pile of 16' four by fours in the garden and scattered them!


Overnight strong and gale force winds with gusts of up to 150km/h have caused damage to electricity infrastructure in the North West, West and South of the country. At present, ESB Networks estimate that 15,000 customers are without power in the following areas – Donegal, Cork, Killarney, Galway/Athlone, Tullow and Wexford. We are continuously monitoring the situation and updates will be issued during the day.

Source: ESB Updates


Click the image to enlarge

Gusting to 150 km/hr (just 4 km/hr under force 2)

I live right under the line of the 68 isobar about 20 miles in as the crow files. We have a Red warning for wind today. Gives the school children an automatic day at home!!

PS West Of Ireland may include the US but it actually is the West of Ireland

edit on 15/1/2015 by PuterMan because: To add PS
edit on 15/1/2015 by PuterMan because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 12:13 AM
link   
a reply to: PuterMan
My father in law once had a metal garden shed picked up and set down on the other side of a fence in his neighbors yard! That was Hurrican Gloria back in the eighties. There were many wonders to see all around long island from that one. I saw two hundred year old oak trees snapped off at street level.
Mother nature shows no favorites. We're all going to feel her wrath at some point or another.
Except maybe in Shangri la.



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 12:21 AM
link   
a reply to: PuterMan

Your map is a little too small for my old eyes sorry. I can see the tight isobars though. LOL
Is there a rotation? Is it squally?. 942 on the barometer is it steady or falling? And what are the temps? Your in for a bluster in any event.
I'm no expert like you. I'm just an outdoor kind of girl that learned a thing or two by watching the sky. I actually do better with water vapor imagery.
East of the United states may include Great Britian but I'm in the east of the United states lol.
edit on 1162015 by AutumnWitch657 because: (no reason given)





new topics

top topics



 
9
<< 1   >>

log in

join