N Atlantic: Tropical Storm Alberto
Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:24
Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:00
They aren't named for tracking purposes in Europe. TCs are named purely to help the public to keep track of otherwise we could quite happily just use their numbers.
Naming the lows and highs in Germany is purely to make money, not to do anything else.
Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:11
Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:22
This post has been edited by Halo: 23 May 2012 - 12:24
Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:31
That was the main reason I thought it imperative to fly over 92L as it appeared to be a mix. What with the outflow reaching near to 250mb and pressures est. below 1000 mb and as you had suggested a warm core. However, the occluded eye, north the N. Jetstream was of a typical deep cylonic low. Hence, I did not understand why the treatment was different from the actions we would have taken on the Western shore.
(Normally, a quick 15-20km high milk-run and a satellite uplink TX for the dropsonde would be a normal precaution here, if there was any tropical character. Must be a funding issue..., I can certainly understand that...) As to 93L, funny they did not mention the fly-over on the NHC bulletin; yet, it was on the local news... Ah well,...
(PK/PK2, understand the naming gambit, I just think naming was initially a "hunters" revenge..., then again it may have been related to most sailors being loath to the presence of the femine gender... Nice to see the "smeer" going both ways now, though agree numbers would have made more sense... As to every storm having a name, lets just say it offers plenty of opportunity to get 15 sec. of "fame"...)