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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

TD1 not really TD1; also, a south atlantic cyclone?

It turns out, I was wrong. Td one was just an area of low pressure. However, it was considered a tropical low by the weather channel. I don't even believe it; for all I know, it should have been named tropical storm Ana, because, it had winds of a recorded 45 mph; that's tropical storm strength. It had good inflow and outflow, and it was lasting for at least long enough for them to notice it.

Another top story; it's late season for this hemisphere, but there might be an area of low pressure that's threatening Brazil. It's four degrees south of the equator, in low wind shear, moist tropical climate over it, and a warm water of 30 degrees celsius under it. The only that stands in it's way is the history of south atlantic tropical cyclones; there are not many that form there. In fact, only three tropical storms ever formed there (I excluded a tropical depression and a subtropical storm). Of those, only one has reached hurricane strength; Aldonca is it's name. But to avoid confusion, I'll come up with a naming scheme for the South atlantic:

  • Abrew (ay brew)
  • Beth (Beth)
  • Charlen (char len)
  • Drake (jra ke)
  • Evangen (ev en gen)
  • Faina (fah ean uh)
  • Gerean (jer en)

This list of names will be given to tropical cyclones that are at least depression strength (30mph) and will be replaced if that storm took landfall. This list started 2009, in May, so the storm list will either start from the storm I'm tracking right now, or in the 2010 South atlantic cyclone season. The length of the season is short; January to April. Typically, most are in the late january.

We'll be watching it closely. Bye!

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