Cyclone phase evolution: Analyses & Forecasts

This page presents historical, analyzed (current), and model-forecast cyclone phase diagrams for northwestern hemisphere cyclones
with the goals of improved structural forecasting, structural transition (subtropical/tropical/extratropical), cyclogenesis, and providing measures of structural predictability.

Please note that these products are experimental and not official forecasts. For official forecasts in the U.S., please refer to the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center.

To the right are the most recently picked interesting diagrams.
In this case, the ECMWF analysis of record intense hurricane Dorian's lifecycle from Atlantic wave to rapidly intensifying to category 5 hurricane,
to intense extratropically transitioning TC as it makes landfall at category 2 intensity in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Latest deterministic model output:
CMC: 2024022012 ECMWF: 2024022018
GFS: 2024022100 JMA: 2024022018
NAVGEM: 2024022018 UKMET: 2024022100

Current/recent NCEP HWRF model output:
No recent NCEP HWRF runs

Current/recent NCEP HMON model output:
No recent NCEP HMON runs

Current/recent CIRA/NESDIS AMSU based diagrams:
No recent AMSU retrievals

Ensemble output:
Latest deterministic intercomparison: [ 2024022100 | 2024022018 ]

Latest CMC Ensemble: [ 2023082900 | 2023082812 ]

Latest GFS Ensemble: [ 2024022012 | 2024022000 ]

Latest NGP Ensemble: [ 2024022012 | 2024022000 ]

Latest CMC+GFS+NGP Ensemble: [ 2023082300 | 2023082212 ]

Example phase diagrams from past events: [View]

Help/Docs: [ Docs | AMS02-ppt | AMS02Talk-ppt ]

Page created and maintained by:

Robert Hart
Florida State University

Jenni Evans
Penn State University

This page last updated: Wed Feb 21 07:31:01 UTC 2024