Storm coming across Atlantic from Europe

Discussion in 'Weather and Surf Forecasting' started by fl.surfdog, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. fl.surfdog

    fl.surfdog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    Our East Coast 180 hr. forecast shows a storm coming from the E.N.E. from Europe with a 12 to 14 sec. period swell. Isnt this kind of swell unusual? Just wondering. Thanks
  2. Noel

    Noel Member

    Sep 26, 2011
    where do you get a 180 hour forecast .....please

  3. Brode

    Brode Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    Very rare to see that. Could provide us goofy footers a decent swell if it holds. It's been about 2 years since I've seen something decent from that direction.
  4. Brett

    Brett Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Where is this hitting?
  5. Brett

    Brett Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    does seem like a very unusual intrigued...
  6. nickbeezy

    nickbeezy Member

    May 10, 2010 180 hour forecast

    OP i do see the storm that you are talking about, but idk seems kinda early to make any good calls, those things constantly change. so i wouldnt get my hopes up just yet
  7. havanasand

    havanasand Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2011
    I admit, I'm intrigued as well. Now stop hyping it up so there is an actual swell event. Everybody just go about their business and find some wood to knock on.
  8. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I don't see any storm moving from Europe across the Atlantic. I see lows forming in the mid Atlantic and moving off toward Europe.
  9. KookieMonster

    KookieMonster Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2012
    180hrs is a long long long time. I don't believe in anything past 96hrs and even that is a stretch. My waste mental energy on a 1/2% chance of something happening.
  10. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    you can't look at it today... you have to look at it 'the day after' tomorrow. lol.
  11. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    Go to Swellinfo Wave Maps, zoom out to North Atlantic.
    The low really develops in the Central Atlantic Waters, which is not that uncommon, we just had a swell like this a couple weeks ago. These ENE ground swells are most typical in the Spring time.

    It is also helpful to look at the wave period maps to see how the swell is dispersing in time.
  12. still stoked

    still stoked Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    If we're lucky and the lows form, consolidate and spin up as forecast, we should have waves for most of next week.
  13. WeekendWarriorMdVaNc

    WeekendWarriorMdVaNc Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2007
  14. havanasand

    havanasand Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2011
    Looks like the storm of the century re-make. I'll go out on a limb and say this model is too good to be true. I hope I'm wrong.[​IMG]
  15. surftb15

    surftb15 Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2012
    hope this holds.
  16. parippa

    parippa Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2012
    This could be.. (in my alec baldwin voice)..the perfect storm.
    not really, my guess is we get some 15 sec 2-3 footers for a few days. It is a massive area of fetch though.
  17. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    I wonder if this will bring any goodness to South Florida...(fingers crossed)
  18. super fish

    super fish Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    not trying to diss swellinfo for not having extra long range forecast past 7 days for legit accuracy reasons, buttttttttttttttttttttt msw and surflines lola 14 day forecasts definetly have some large bumps showing past monday
  19. NJ!

    NJ! Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Its a series of 3 areas of Low Pressure. 2 upper level lows and a surface low. There is a low area of pressure stalled off Europe due to the blocking high over middle of Europe. The low that may produce us a 2-3ft medium period swell is the upper level low moving up into Greenland right now. There is an Arctic area of high pressure that will force that upper level low back down and will combine with the surface low heading out to sea tomorrow. This upper level low than will be come a cut off low. It will be blocked in by the stalled low off Europe. As this is happening the Arctic high will push the low down and will hover out our way on friday than move off to into Europe as the Area of high pressure pulls further out to sea. This event should not make much if any. Looking out into the long range there maybe a NE swell for people north of Cape Cod on Monday, Tuesday (7,8 of May) The best way to think of something like this is gears. You have one big gear turning clock wise above to other gears moving counter clock wise below it.

    500mb Map. Thats wind you see not swell. Hope this helps.
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2012
  20. havanasand

    havanasand Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2011
    Well, you pretty much just killed this thread and anyone's hopes for being in a good mood for the rest of the week.