I'm talking about this boi, of course, which dissipated 24 years ago today. My reading of a paper published about it seems to indicate it as at least subtropical in characteristics, but I'd like answers from more knowledgeable people.
This is to some extent a follow-up to an earlier question I asked, Do you think the term "tropical cyclone" should apply to a storm based solely on its structure or should there be an arbitrary thermal and/or latitudinal cutoff point?, as the answer to this question hinges partially on whether a cyclone, regardless of its structure, forming over 18–19 °C (64.4–66.2 °F) water at ~44° N can be considered tropical or subtropical.
I don't know if this is the right subreddit to ask these questions, but it's worth a try! Studying meteorology became a little hobby of mine, but sometimes it's hard to find articles that answer my questions directly. Sometimes are a bit too hard to understand by someone who doesn't know the scientific terms.
So, some questions I have right now are:
- What are the differences between Tropical, Subtropical and Extratropical cyclones/storms?
- In what cases it is correct to call a storm Hurricane, Typhoon or Cyclone? I know it is in part when its winds reach a certain velocity and it's location on the map, but are hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones usually subtropical or tropical?
- I hear a lot of people calling storms cyclones. Can they be synonyms or should we stick to call them storms and only call them cyclones when they're formed in the Indic ocean?
I hope the way I wrote my questions isn't too confusing. English is not my first language.
Thank you in advance!
I'm taking a meteorology class at uni, and one of the extra credit questions we were given was this:
Extra Tropical Cyclones passing through the upper Midwest United States and Southern Canada during the past few weeks have generally become stronger and more frequent. This is very typical of the climatology of this region. Why?
I've been doing all my research, but this chapter has been giving me a hard time. Can anyone point me in the right direction?