Hurricane Season

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We have officially begun the 2018 hurricane season with Alberto which will effect our weather mid week.  The feature image is the predicted track of Alberto.  This will give us a wet and humid airmass though it is still to early to predict how much rain we will get.

Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms had been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center. They are now maintained and updated through a strict procedure by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization.

Hurricane lists are used in rotation and re-cycled every six years, i.e., the 2018 list will be used again in 2024. The only time that there is a change in the list is if a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate for reasons of sensitivity. If that occurs, then at an annual meeting by the WMO committee (called primarily to discuss many other issues) the offending name is stricken from the list and another name is selected to replace it. Several names have been retired since the lists were created. Here is more information the history of naming tropical cyclones and retired names.

If a storm forms in the off-season, it will take the next name in the list based on the current calendar date. For example, if a tropical cyclone formed on December 28th, it would take the name from the previous season’s list of names. If a storm formed in February, it would be named from the subsequent season’s list of names.

In the event that more than twenty-one named tropical cyclones occur in the Atlantic basin in a season, additional storms will take names from the Greek alphabet.

Atlantic Names

Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon
Helene
Isaac
Joyce
Kirk
Leslie
Michael
Nadine
Oscar
Patty
Rafael
Sara
Tony
Valerie
William

East Pacific Names

Aletta
Bud
Carlotta
Daniel
Emilia
Fabio
Gilma
Hector
Ileana
John
Kristy
Lane
Miriam
Norman
Olivia
Paul
Rosa
Sergio
Tara
Vicente
Willa
Xavier
Yolanda
Zeke


We hit 92° once again here in Otsego yesterday.  I use two digital thermometers to verify this, both in the shade.  We are in a valley surrounded by woods where the air is trapped.  I will be using the grill today – it is a big one and I use charcoal so the humisery index will be horrible cooking for 15 people.  I will probably have the air police down here as we have another Air Quality Alert for today for Mason…Oceana…Muskegon…Ottawa…Kent…Allegan and Van Buren counties.

An area of high pressure will remain over the region into Monday. This feature will act to keep the weather dry for most places. Temperatures will end up very warm for this time of the year as the weather pattern will remain nearly stationary into Tuesday.  We will keep daytime highs into the low 90s right through this period.  Like yesterday the rain and storms will likely remain over the north eastern quadrant if the state.

 


 

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Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

Good Day …….

May 28
1955: A series of tornadoes put down an intermittent damage path more than 60 miles long from near Schoolcraft in Kalamazoo County to east of Grand Ledge in Eaton County. One person was injured northwest of Charlotte as a barn was destroyed. Two homes were unroofed and total damage was estimated at 150,000 dollars.

1991: A tornado damaged homes and destroyed outbuildings near Hart in Oceana County.
Stay Cued….

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

A decent, mild day. It’s nice to see one or two before the cold settles back in.

Slim

BTW the current temperature in Copper Harbor is 46 with a DP of 41 and at Munising it is 52 with a DP of 50° so it is much colder at the lake shore in the UP.
slim

Slim

Also if indeed Alberto moves into lower Michigan look for the DP’s to go higher mid week. The current DP at GRR is 67.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Not looking forward to that at all. Yuck!

Slim

It now has reached 90° at GRR for the first time in 2018. This is much earlier than the June 27th average date for the first 90° Here at my house I have a even warmer 95° at the current time.
Slim

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

This is starting to remind me of the blistering heat wave we had last September. 20 some degrees above normal for an extended period, that is getting quite impressive. I’m just glad I don’t have to work for a couple days because the temp at work is going to be over 110. Someone should probably check on the Rock gal/guy to make sure he/she is ok.

Mark(East Lansing)
Mark(East Lansing)

It appears that our record will likely be safe for tomorrow, but y’all over there may flirt with the record.

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

It is a beautiful morning out there. We are headed to a very hot day! Great grilling weather.