Thursday, September 6, 2007

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MOVING TO A NEW WEB ADDRESS!

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This change will take 1-2 days for servers to pick up, but should be operational by Monday.


Yes, I've been watching the pesky little system off the Southeast coast. Do I think it is going to swing west and smack the Carolinas as a Category 1 Hurricane (as Accuweather is implying for the weekend)? Ah, no. There is potential for this to turn into a nasty nor'easter/tropical "rainstorm" as Elliot Abrams would call it, but I'm not going to start hoisting the red and black checker flags on as-yet-to-be-named Gabrielle. A lot could change in a day, so I will watch carefully, but I'm not going to hype-monger this one like other news outlets are doing.

Monday, August 20, 2007

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MEAN DEAN...CATEGORY 5


Bomb

As of 8:35 pm EDT Monday, Reconnaissance aircraft has discovered Dean crossed over to the "finger of God" status of hurricane intensity, with maximum sustained winds now at 160 mph, a central pressure of 915 millibars (that's a whoppingly low 27.01 inches of mercury!). Only divine intervention can avert a total catastrophe now, as this storm is poised to be only the 11th Atlantic basin hurricane in recorded history to make landfall in North America as a Category 5. My source for this is a detailed posting on Wikipedia, which I know has had some credibility issues, but being the weather aficinado that I am, I do not see any data out of place on this particular page of that site. If you are as enthralled by hurricanes as I am, (just not by the destruction they cause) take a few minutes to look over this link, it is really very well-done and interesting. Last and most important, remember to hold those in the storm's path in your thoughts and prayers for strength, a speedy recovery and a repsite from future storms this season.

There is a little tropical disturbance near the Leeward islands that looks to be quite a puzzler the next few days, with computer modeling already displaying shades of a loop-de-loop track similar to what Hurricane Jeanne presented in 2004. We should watch this one closely.