bg1 wrote:I looked on this forum and saw "Mediterranean Sea"... now this basin is more active than the Atlantic? This has been a year.Hurricanehink wrote:I emailed the NHC and got this response.Thank you for your e-mail.
Despite the "L", Invest 99 is not under the jurisdiction of the National Hurricane Center, as the location of the Invest is not in the range of our ATCF software. The request for an Invest came from the U.S. Navy, which went to the Satellite Analysis Branch for a classification. An Invest simply means that more information on a particular weather system is being requested, and in no way implies there is any threat of tropical cyclone development...which does not occur in the Mediterranean Sea. For more information, I would recommend your contacting the NRL at 831-656-4833.
So nothing from NHC then, just for confirmation.
That's a letdown. And I was hoping that this would be officially classified.
There is no RSMC responsible for the region, just like with the South Atlantic, so it is all unofficial.