Five-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook | September 3, 2020

We have our 14th and 15th named storms for 2020 | CAT365

September 3, 2020 | Chad Trosper, BPMP

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Well, we’ve broken another record for the earliest N and O named storms, and it doesn’t look like things are slowing down anytime soon.

We have both Tropical Storm Nana and Tropical Depression Omar.

Tropical Storm Nana | September 3, 2020
Tropical Depression Omar | September 3, 2020

Nana is headed over Central America.

Omar is in the north Atlantic and drifting out to sea.

So what’s next?  Well it could be a lot.  Remember, the peak of hurricane season is just eight days away (Sept 10th), so it’s expected that we start to see the tropics heat up.

We currently have two areas we’re watching. Both of these waves look to have potential for development over the next 5+ days.  Modeling agrees on strengthening and a big push west along the MDR.

Five-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook | September 3, 2020

So we’ll need to monitor these two very closely.

We could also see at least two more strong waves roll off the African coast in the next 5-10 days that we we’ll need to watch.

GFS 850mb Geopotential Height (dam), Cyclonic Vorticity | September 2, 2020

All in all, it’s about to get busy, and we should all be watching closely.