Tuesday, November 30, 2021

End Of The Season

Today is the last day of the 2021 hurricane season.  That doesn’t mean there won’t be another tropical storm out there that might spool up, but at least it won’t be an official one…

Here’s what it looked like.  The most intense storm to hit the U.S. was Ida (see the yellow and orange dots the hit the Gulf Coast).  The fact that the peninsula part of Florida missed being hit was just plain luck, I suppose.

The 2022 season starts up on June 1. Brace yourself.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Hurricane Dorian

The storm has gained strength and is back to a Category 3.  It is offshore of South Carolina, moving parallel to the coast and threatening high water, heavy rain, and wind-driven storm surges.

PS: Alabama, you’re in the clear.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hurricane Dorian Aftermath

It’s not over yet — there will be storm surges and evacuations along the Eastern Seaboard — but the danger to Florida has mostly passed.

Sad to say, but on top of the horrendous devastation that has hit the Bahamas, the scammers will be out in force with slick appeals to your heart strings, but aimed at your wallet.  If you want to lend a hand, go to Charity Navigator’s guide to Hurricane Dorian and find the organization that you feel can help.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Hurricane Dorian

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2:40 PM EDT: Dorian is now moving northward, further out to sea, reducing the risk to the mainland by a little.  But watches and warnings are still posted, so stay tuned.

10:00 AM EDT: The storm seems to be weakening a bit.  The eye is diminishing and it is starting to move north.

6:24 AM: Dorian has been stationary for almost 24 hours over the northwest islands of the Bahamas.  It’s now a Category 3 and is expected to finally start moving north later today.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Hurricane Dorian

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6:30 PM EDT: We’re getting the first real band of the wind and rain coming through south Miami-Dade County.  We’ve had a few weak ones before, but this is more like what we’ll be getting from now on.

4:00 AM EDT: The forecast track has the center of the storm off the coast of the mainland but sending wind and rain ashore.  Watches and warnings are going up from north of Fort Lauderdale to North Carolina.  It has already done massive destruction to some islands in the Bahamas.

Hurricane Spotting

Just so you know: look at the map below. If you drew a straight line from Miami to Homestead, my house is approximately halfway along that line. So we are in the clear as far as hurricane force winds are concerned and we’re not being told to evacuate. The tell is that the latitude of the eye is north of us.  You’re usually safe when that happens.

We’re still expecting wind and rain, but nothing like what they’re expecting 100 miles north of us.