Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cool Breeze

Today — October 15 — is usually the day here in South Florida when you can practically mark it on the calendar as the end of the rainy (i.e. humid) season and the weather changes from hot to warm. It’s almost like they throw a switch. And right on schedule, the first of the real cold fronts is heading this way.

This is the weather that the Chamber of Commerce and tourist boards sell to the snowbirds. “Come on down and stimulate our economy, please.”

Oh, and not to jinx it or anything, but this time four years ago we were between Katrina and Wilma and NOAA ran out the alphabet on naming storms. The tropics have been very, very quiet so far. Let’s keep it that way.