After starting the season very busy with both hurricane & personal obligations, I can finally do my weekly predictions now that Alberto is out of the way.For the remainder of this week (June 13th through June 18th) I will start with Alberto currently moving into Georgia. I expect Alberto to remain onshore the US East coast until exiting near Virginia bch.In a weakened state this extratropical low will begin moving ENE towards Newfoundland. I expect extratropical storm Alberto to hit there with 50mph winds while racing ENE. Now onto the rest of the tropics starting with the East Atlantic. As usual this time of year,I never expect to see anything to develop this far out this early. There is a nice wave located near 35W moving generally west. Another wave is near 20w also moving west & would most likely develop if this were August or Sept. As was the case last year, there is quite a bit of dry air affecting the ITCZI so any development out there is highly unlikey. Could they have potential in the Caribbean? I am not confident for either wave as Alberto exits to the North the ridging & troughing left behind should leave unfavorable conditions near the caribbean. Overall this weeek I expect no named storms except for Alberto's exit stage right.|
I made my top 20 picks for 2006 on my june 1st Hurricane season kickoff show, the recorded version is approx 3 hrs long & requires a subscription.
Last year 2005 was my best year ever of picking my cities at highest risk,below are my picks for 2006. Yellow will indicate as being hit.