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: 2023092612 ECMWF: 2023092618
GFS: 2023092700 JMA: 2023092618
NAVGEM: 2023092618 UKMET: 2023092612

Current/recent NCEP HWRF model output:
invest91l:2023092618 philippe17l:2023092618

Current/recent NCEP HMON model output:
invest91l:2023092618 philippe17l:2023092618

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

Ensemble output:
Latest deterministic intercomparison: [ 2023092700 | 2023092618 ]

Latest CMC Ensemble: [ 2023082900 | 2023082812 ]

Latest GFS Ensemble: [ 2023082900 | 2023082812 ]

Latest NGP Ensemble: [ 2023092612 | 2023092600 ]

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 Sep 27 05:35:06 UTC 2023