These are the two animations I made of the UK winter storms based on charts from meteociel.fr and then synchronised with my calculations of the tidal forces.
First the Jet Stream.
This animation is of Jet Stream data over Europe and North Atlantic originating from meteociel.fr. It is overlaid with calculations of the tractional tidal forces updated every 2 hours. This animation covers the period 1 December 2013 until 13th February 2014. Do strong atmospheric tidal forces influence Jet stream flows ?
Now the storms themselves tracking across the Atlantic.
This animations shows the development and progression of a series of storms to hit the UK over winter 2013/14. The weather maps are curtesy of meteociel.fr and show pressure isobars coloured effectively by air temperature. Overlaid with arrows are the vector “tractional” forces acting on the atmosphere/oceans due to lunar/solar tides. The tides are updated every 2 hours with the rotation of the earth rotates. The weather maps update every 12 hours. You can stop the animation to step through each storm. The storms December 5/6 and January 3/6 in particular show evidence of being influenced by atmospheric tides.
Apologies in advance for the sound tracks! You can always mute them !