Tropical Weather Briefing

Tropical Scan for August 20, 2019

The NHC forecasts shows an area in the Atlantic with possible development over the next 5 days.

Hawaii looks clear too. Still some activity off the southern coast of Mexico in the Pacific.

Stay prepared, Jamie


Here are some of the most important maps from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and others.

NHC 5 Day Graphical Outlook Map

NHC 2 Day Graphical Outlook Map

NOAA 5 Day Rain Forecast Map


2019 Tropical Cyclone Names

  • Andrea – formed May 20th and went to sea.
  • Barry – formed TS on July 11, hit Louisiana as Hurricane.
  • Chantal
  • Dorian
  • Erin
  • Fernand
  • Gabrielle
  • Humberto
  • Imelda
  • Jerry
  • Karen
  • Lorenzo
  • Melissa
  • Nestor
  • Olga
  • Pablo
  • Rebekah
  • Sebastien
  • Tanya
  • Van
  • Wendy
Chart showing frequency of storms from the NOAA website https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/climo/
NOAA and the National Hurricane Center provide this great chart showing the frequency of tropical storms and hurricanes over the past 100 years.

My Go-To Weather Links

National Hurricane Center – Official forecasts

Tropical Tidbits blog (videos) – great videos explaining active tropical forecasts

Tropicals Tidbits GFS model – map is in a player to show potential paths of storms

Tropical Tidbits ECMWF model – map of this top European model also in a player

South Florida Water Management District model map – other high quality maps

Mike’s Weather Page – Chaotic looking website with one of the finest collection of tropical weather maps, satellite imagery, and radar data

Countdown to the End of 2019 Hurricane Season

Your Safety is #1

When you ask “How do I prepare for Hurricane _______?” or “What do I do to prepare for Tropical Storm _______?”, we hope to help you by providing educational and information resources. Your safety is of paramount importance, so please always consult with official, expert forecasts and follow all your local warning, watches, and guidance.