Currently in the Atlantic - November 4, 2022

by Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz

Lisa moving toward Southern Gulf of Mexico

Lisa made landfall in Belize Wednesday and is now headed into the extreme southern Gulf of Mexico (known as the Bay of Campeche). Meanwhile, the remnants of Martin are racing northward in the far north Atlantic, getting closer to Greenland than any other land mass. Greenland? More on that later.

As the circulation around Lisa emerges into the Bay of Campeche, it may re-strengthen a bit, but is not expected to strengthen a lot. The main reason is too much wind shear:

Wind shear too high in Gulf of Mexico

The warm water temperatures in the Gulf also aren't nearly as deep as in the Caribbean. So, the "ocean heat content" is MUCH lower...

Ocean heat content MUCH lower in Gulf

Computer models and NHC forecasts only bring a weak tropical system into the Bay of Campeche (not even strong enough to be a Tropical Storm). And Lisa isn't expected to even survive long as a Tropical Depression:

Lisa stays week and moves slowly 

Thousands of miles away, Martin had become a hurricane and was racing northward at 58 mph Thursday, only about 800 miles southeast of the tip of Greenland. Even though it is now considered "post-tropical" it is still a large, strong storm and will impact the Atlantic coasts of some northern European countries. Look to the UK Met Office and Meteo France for updates on this huge and potentially dangerous storm.

Remnants of Martin race toward UK

The unusually warm water in the North Atlantic has obviously been a factor in keeping Martin a hurricane so far north. We should see more like this in the years to come....

Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz

What you need to know, currently.

We have a new story up today from Currently's editorial fellow, Aarohi Sheth, profiling Kadedra Holmes, the founder of Black Nomads Meet:

"Holmes said that contrary to the narratives that mainstream media perpetuate, nomadic living is not a new concept to the Black community," Sheth writes.

'We’re tapping into something that’s deep within our innate nature,' Holmes said. 'Hiking, swimming, camping — we have an attraction to the outdoors, we’ve just been systematically bullied out of the space,' she said.

Climate change, and the environmental racism that stems from it, has reinforced this severed relationship between Black people and their native environment, according to Holmes."

Click here to read the full article!