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A writer and a tropical muse. A funky Lubavitcher who enjoys watching the weather, hurricanes, listening to music while enjoying life with a sense of humor and trying to make sense of it all!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lesson 2 - Other Types of Tropical Formation. What About Bob? Oklahoma Or Bust!!!

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Nothing officially happening in the tropics today.

Following up on yesterday's explanation of how Hurricanes form in the Atlantic usually I am adding an addendum titled "those other types of hurricanes and tropical storms" which basically means every rule is made to be broken.

1) Waves that sneak under or around the shear at the beginning of the Caribbean and wander into the warm waters of the Caribbean and then form into storms. It's rare, but it happens. Camille in 1969 was one of such hurricanes. Now days we'd have been tracking it and making fun of it since it left Africa as a weak wave showing some signs of rotation but not the real thing. And then as some late bloomers do they become the real thing.

2) Subtropical storms that form in the Western Atlantic from stalled out frontal boundaries and mix it up with other features. They start off as Subtropical often and then go tropical, briefly becoming Hurricanes then existing far longer than they should in the cool waters of the North Atlantic.

3) Hurricanes develop around the Bahamas but do not go out to sea as fish storms. What about Bob you may ask? It was a costly, crazy hurricane and one that didn't have nothing to do with African tropical waves.

4) Crossover storms that are rare but happen as energy from the Pacific makes it into the Atlantic side of the basin. Hermine wanted to show Oklahoma some tropical love in the rain maker game.

There are more I will discuss tomorrow.
Watch those sneaky waves and stalled out cold fronts.
Don't say I didn't warn you...

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