- Daniel will be the first Atlantic hurricane of 2022.
- It will move slowly over the next few days and remain far from land.
- Another area is also being tracked for development.
Daniel has become the first hurricane of 2022 in the Atlantic Basin, but will not pose a land threat as it meanders across the North Atlantic over the next few days.
Daniel was upgraded to a hurricane on Friday just under 900 miles west of the Azores, or just above halfway between southeast Newfoundland and the Azores in the North Atlantic.
Luckily, Danielle is nothing but a hazard to transportation routes. There is no threat of her landing as she will drift for a few days from now on and begin slowly crawling towards the northeast.
This is the seventh year in the satellite era (since 1966) that the first hurricane of the season has waited until September. The last year was 2013.
In both 2013 and 2002, the first hurricane of the season didn’t arrive until September 11th. This was the longest wait of any season in the Satellite era.
It breaks a fourth straight year in which the first hurricane made landfall in July. 2021 is exactly the year Elsa became a cat temporarily, she was two months ago. On July 2 she hit one hurricane.
A year ago, Larry became the fifth Hurricane of the 2021 season in early September.
On Thursday, Danielle became the first named storm in the Atlantic since Colin on July 3, and a very rare August without a named storm in the basin and the quietest start to the hurricane season in 34 years. followed.
There is another region we monitor in the Atlantic tropics.
western tropical atlantic
- If it can occur: within a few days
- where and when to go: North of the Lesser Antilles by Sunday
- after that: The system is unlikely to threaten the southeastern United States, but we will be closely monitoring forecast changes.
The system is currently producing a cluster of showers and thunderstorms associated with a region of low pressure hundreds of miles east of the Lesser Antilles. This is a naming convention used to identify disturbances that can form tropical cyclones and storms.
The Air Force’s Hurricane Hunter aircraft is currently investigating the system.
Despite approaching the middle of the hurricane season, there are two hurdles currently slowing the development of this system. One is the dryness of the air and the other is an unfavorable wind from above.
Regardless of development, forecast models suggest the area could develop and slowly head west-northwest into areas near or north of the Lesser Antilles by Saturday. More showers and thunderstorms possible over Barbados.
The system could move further north into the Western Atlantic Ocean over time due to vulnerabilities occurring in the high pressure steering wheel.
This should be enough to get us across the southeastern coast of the United States, but we’ll be watching closely to see if that mindset changes. It can reach the southeastern coast.
The next named Storm on the 2022 name list is ‘Earl’.
One previously observed region in the Far East Atlantic near the Cape Verde Islands is no longer expected to develop.
Don’t worry too much about these systems for now.
Forecasts can change rapidly during the peak months of hurricane season, so check weather.com for the latest information.
Now is a good time to start planning in case of a hurricane. Information on hurricane preparedness can be found here.
Details from weather.com:
12 things you may not know about hurricane forecasts
Latest Updated Hurricane Season Outlook
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