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2021 hurricane season thread

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It's still early, but history suggests we could have another above average season for 2021 - albeit less active than 2020's extreme quantity.

La Niñas this strong are most commonly followed by a weaker La Niña the following year. Cool neutral/weak La Niña years have historically been very active when the Atlantic SST profile is favorable. The NMME and CanSIPS look quite favorable in the long range at the moment, but we are still well ahead of the SPB. At the moment, the Atlantic MDR is much warmer than normal, but we are still nearly 5 months from the start of the season.
 

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Just so you know, however, that the analog system projects a very warm April and May, and a searing hot summer with multiple East Coast hurricane threats. So enjoy the chill and the chance for whote powder, because "Redux 2020 Hurricane Season" is high on the probability charts.

Sleep well tonight.





Prepared by Meteorologist LARRY COSGROVE on
Saturday, January 16, 2020 at 9:40 P.M. CT
 

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As for hurricane potential, all I need to tell you is that the waters of the Atlantic Basin will be warmer overall, and the ITCZ is already kicking up in South America.

This is going to a challenging year weatherwise.


Prepared by Meteorologist LARRY COSGROVE on
Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:20 P.M. CT
 

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The climate models don't know jack**. They're awful an therefore pretty useless.
They did extremely and I mean extremely well last year with hurricane season and we have a similar background state, with possibly another emerging La Niña, +AMO, which favors higher activity right off the bat
 

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They did extremely and I mean extremely well last year with hurricane season and we have a similar background state, with possibly another emerging La Niña, +AMO, which favors higher activity right off the bat
But this model you showed has sinking air for the Atlantic.
 

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They did extremely and I mean extremely well last year with hurricane season and we have a similar background state, with possibly another emerging La Niña, +AMO, which favors higher activity right off the bat
So if the models did so well and you're sort of defending the models, why wouldn't you go with this one showing sinking air and thus a much quieter season? I don't follow what you're saying.
 

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So if the models did so well and you're sort of defending the models, why wouldn't you go with this one showing sinking air and thus a much quieter season? I don't follow what you're saying.
Maybe that's why we had a ton of storms but we didn't get crazy high end strength or a lot of of majors
 

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So if the models did so well and you're sort of defending the models, why wouldn't you go with this one showing sinking air and thus a much quieter season? I don't follow what you're saying.
Opposite (wink wink)
 

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But this model you showed has sinking air for the Atlantic.
Sinking air in the Atlantic doesn't equate to lower activity, it's the proximity of the rising/sinking air that really matters. The most active hurricane seasons on record usually have rising air over the Indian Ocean and some sinking in the Atlantic. The decreases in deep-layer easterly wind shear, additional low-level cyclonic shear vorticity, amplified African Easterly Wave (AEW) train that accompany having anomalous convection to your east in the tropics is how you get very active-hyperactive seasons

ERA-5 ASO VP200a for Hyperactive Atlantic Seasons
ERA5_ASO_VP200_anomalies_Hyperactive_Atlantic_crop.png

Above average Atlantic hurricane seasons
ERA5_ASO_VP200_anomalies_Aboveavg_Atlantic_crop.png
 
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Sinking air in the Atlantic doesn't equate to lower activity, it's the proximity of the rising/sinking air that matters not the sign. The most active hurricane seasons on record usually have rising air over the Indian Ocean and some sinking in the Atlantic. The decreases in deep-layer easterly wind shear, additional low-level cyclonic shear vorticity, amplified African Easterly Wave (AEW) train that accompany having anomalous convection to your east in the tropics is how you get very active-hyperactive seasons

ERA-5 ASO VP200a for Hyperactive Atlantic Seasons
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Above average Atlantic hurricane seasons
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To further reinforce this point, this is what last year looked like.

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Maybe that's why we had a ton of storms but we didn't get crazy high end strength or a lot of of majors
But 2020 had 6 majors, including a cat 5 917 mb Iota, a very high end cat 4 Eta at 923 mb, and a high end cat 4 937 mb Laura. The 6 majors have been exceeded by only one season since 1851, the 7 of 2005.
 
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To further reinforce this point, this is what last year looked like.

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View attachment 77876
But this map as well as the two analog maps you posted all have rising air in the E Atl, including at/near Cape Verde. The Cansips forecast map for 2021 doesn't.

Regardless, I still say seasonal models generally suck and especially one released this early for H season.
 

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But this map as well as the two analog maps you posted all have rising air in the E Atl, including at/near Cape Verde. The Cansips forecast map for 2021 doesn't.

Regardless, I still say seasonal models generally suck and especially one released this early for H season.
The models didn't show rising air there this time last year and it verified stronger, I think you're reading into it too much...

The seasonal models were basically dead on the money this past year and in the absence of El Nino since 1995, anything but a well above average or hyperactive hurricane season has been really hard to come by.
 

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The models didn't show rising air there this time last year and it verified stronger, I think you're reading into it too much...

The seasonal models were basically dead on the money this past year and in the absence of El Nino since 1995, anything but a well above average or hyperactive hurricane season has been really hard to come by.
Probably I am reading too much into it. Yeah, I'm also expecting an active 2021 but am hoping it won't be anything like 2020. 2020 was so tiring that I even recall some hurricane weenies on this board saying they had become sick of hurricanes and wanted them to stop!
 

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I sure hope we don’t have a hurricane season like last year. Zeta was the worse wind I’ve seen this for north in upstate sc. we still have trees down from the 50-55mph gusts we had from that


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