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NOAA>NWS>NCEP>OPC>Marine>2013 December - North Atlantic Surface Analysis

The Ocean Prediction Center produces full basin surface analysis charts every 6 hours, valid at synoptic times 00Z, 06Z, 12Z, and 18Z.
These are produced year-round for both the Pacific and Atlantic ocean basins. December 2013 featured an extremely active, and very intense
low pressure track across the North Atlantic ocean basin. Below is a full loop containing all the Atlantic surface analysis charts, beginning
December 01 00Z and ending December 31 18Z.

A few interesting statistics:
  • There were 14 unique instances of hurricane force wind events. These include tip jets in the vicinity of the Greenland coast.
    As a reminder, hurricane force winds mean ocean surface winds exceed 63 knots.

  • There were 10 unique low pressure systems that deepened quickly enough to be classified as having undergone "bombogenesis".
    At the OPC, these are called "rapidly intensifying" low pressure systems. As a reminder, this means the central pressure of a system decreases by at least 24 mb in 24 hours.

  • The lowest pressure was analyzed as 929 mb, occurring December 24 06Z, and again December 24 18Z.

  • Aside from the lowest analyzed pressure of 929mb, there were 5 other lows to have a central pressure analyzed below 950 mb:

    • 942 mb Dec 12 18Z | 946 mb Dec 15 12Z | 948 mb Dec 18 00Z | 940 mb Dec 19 12Z | 943 mb Dec 27 00Z

2013 December - North Atlantic Surface Analysis

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