TS Arlene named over North Atlantic

NHC Forecast Track

NHC Forecast Track

A sub-tropical low over the central North Atlantic has been classified by the National Hurricane as the season’s first Tropical Storm and has named it Arlene with max winds of about 40 knots.  Arlene is over fairly cold SST of about 19C so it is unusual to see this type of transformation.  In any case, Arlene will move towards the WNW and will be absorbed into a larger extra-tropical low to the west fairly quickly.

NOAA Satellite image TS Arlene over cold SST

NOAA Satellite image TS Arlene over cold SST

 

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Fred Pickhardt, Marine Meteorologist I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. I have extensive experience in marine weather analysis, marine weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic marine weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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