Post-Tropical Cyclone 01L (Arlene) is dissipating…located about 1235 miles west of the Azores
Post-Tropical Cyclone 01 (Arlene) is dissipating in the north Atlantic…remaining away from land areas
Here’s the latest satellite image of this out of season system…along with the looping version / along with a picture of Arlene yesterday / and finally a NASA satellite image of the weakening system today
The near real time wind profile of this tropical system / Maximum sustained winds 50 mph at the time of the last advisory
Tropical Storm 01L was the first April system since 2003. Since 1851…only seven tropical systems have formed before May 9th.
This makes the third straight year that a system has formed in the Atlantic…before the official June 1st start of the hurricane season.
TC Ana back in 2003 was the last April named storm in the Atlantic Basin. Ana began as a sub-tropical storm on April 20, 2003, and soon gained full tropical characteristics. That made Ana the only tropical storm on record to form in the Atlantic Basin in April.
The Atlantic hurricane season does not officially begin until June 1st and extends through November 30th.
Despite this earlier than usual activity, many forecasters expect this year to be slightly quieter than usual.
According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Arlene has become embedded within the circulation of a large extratropical cyclone, and lost most of its deep convection…while surrounded by cold air.
The post-tropical cyclone will move toward the southwest and south at about 20 knots…until dissipation occurs later today.
This is the last advisory on Arlene.
Post-Tropical Cyclone 01L (Arlene)
Gulf of Mexico
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