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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Why Doesn't the Gulf Low Have a Name? Winter Storms Have Names ... Let's Call It Gale Storm?

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So much to say here but for now going to post some loops.
Explanations and Concerns.

Visible Loop below shows the Low south of Texas
Moving to the Left... more than North.
Louisiana is in play here.

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Let's look from a wide view at this "system"

This "system" goes from GOM up to New England.
I'm talking cloud cover, moisture.
Huge frontal boundary with a low in the GOM and remnants.
The year of remnants remember?

The NHC says nothing is forming.. NOTHING.
It is a "special feature" and referred to as a Low.
Check with High Seas Forecast... NWS etc.

Basically they are saying "not my problem"

And, if it is truly not a tropical low ....
Just a low and a frontal boundary that's fine.

But is it or isn't it?

Things tend to spin up fast in the GOM.
There isn't much lead time if something does form.
And currently the landfall of the "low" is going to be East of forecast.

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From the perspective of the NHC they are tasked to cover the tropics.
They cover tropical lows. Subtropical Lows and Extra-tropical lows.
This seems not to come under any of those categories...

Read the discussion as far East as Mobile, Alabama

Watches and Warnings are shown below.

That's not Texas or Louisiana ... 

In fact look at the Real Estate covered under watches and warnings.

There is even a warning up for the Florida Keys.

So this is the Great No Name Storm of 2015.
Surprised the TWC hasn't named it for Extra Credit.

It's not really a winter storm so what is it?
Not tropical.... 
Gale Storm? 
We can call it a Gale Storm!

What ever you call it Patricia juiced up the Southern Jet Stream.
Typical of an El Nino Year.
Though there isn't anything too typical about this particular El Nino.
Remember... they are like Cabbage Patch Dolls.. no two the same.

Old post... still true... what I said was in fact true.

But we do have it's influence as we have the influence of the remnants.
Frontal Boundaries are in place already.
Halloween may have a BOO for you!!!

Either way the NWS is always watching.

The NWS doesn't have an "off season"
The NWS doesn't say "I'll let so and so handle this one"

Weather is always happening.

You know when Cantore talks on the Fire Hose?

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One setting up. 
It's like a meteorological laser beam being shot at Louisiana.
Sabine River.

You can see how transitional this set up is...
Cold air flows off the East Coast.
GOM goes from cool blue to wet, warm orange.
Back and forth.
It's this time of year when models don't always work properly.

Keep watching.

Besos BobbisStorm
@bobbistorm on Twitter 

Ps A lot of people are going to get a whole lot of rain and high winds.
Hope everyone is aware even without a name they can have really strong weather.
Don't take it for granted just because it doesn't have a name....


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