THE NHC ISSUES FIRST WATCH AREA OF THE YEAR FOR WHAT COULD BECOME TROPICAL CYCLONE ANA

FIRST NHC GRAPHIC OF THE YEAR OF WHAT COULD BE ANA! The first NHC Tropical Watch area of the SEASON!

ITS OFFICIAL! This is now one of the earliest starts to the Atlantic Hurricane Season!  A tropical disturbance that we have been talking about for the past several days has now been highlighted by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.  As of now, Weather 360 will update our Hurricanes 360 page several times daily through November 30th of 2015.  This potential storm has the potential to strengthen into a hurricane and at the moment for a 5 day forecast by the NHC has a 30% chance of developing (which will likely significantly increase as next week approaches.)

Weather 360’s hurricane package will be free for a little while (at least the beginning of hurricane season) to show you the advance options we include in it.  The hurricane package (which we will rename for now) can be accessed by simply hovering your cursor over the Hurricanes 360 page and clicking on the dropped page below.

If you have not noticed about this storm, that although it has 30% odds of development, it is not classified as a medium chance, right?  Well, yes, since last hurricane season the NHC has changed their standards, meaning that now anything below 40% odds of development at the time of forecast initiation will be in the “low”, and therefore yellow shade.

Here’s a look on the NHC’s special statement on this disturbance

Tropical Weather Outlook Text

ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL
TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM

SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1030 AM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. A non-tropical area of low pressure is expected to form north of
the Bahamas later this week. This system could gradually acquire
some subtropical characteristics by Thursday or Friday as it moves
slowly northward. The next Special Tropical Weather Outlook will be
issued on this system by 11 AM EDT Monday.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent

Forecaster Brennan

Stay safe, and lookout for a YouTube video to come out soon on this disturbance along with constant updates on Weather 360!

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