Saturday, April 2, 2005

Stormy Weather

This year’s hurricane forecast is out. The bad news is that the predicition is for an active season. The good news is that the chances of Florida getting four hits like we did last year are “highly unlikely.”

The long-term average is about 10 tropical storms that develop into six hurricanes, two of them with intense winds above 110 mph. Last year, the tropics produced 15 named storms that grew into nine hurricanes, six of them intense.

Even though all we got down here was heavy rain and some gusty wind, we don’t need to go through it again, thanks.

Speaking of rain, the weather has been great all week, and the forecast for Sunday is also clear and sunny. But I have a car show today, so guess what the forecast is calling for:

Windy with scattered thunderstorms. High 82F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Argh.