Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sad News - Renowned meteorologist William Gray passes

Shortly after the 2016 forecast is published, Dr. Gray passes away after spending the past 32 years researching hurricanes.

Initial Tributes:

The Weather Channel

The Washington Post

National Geographic

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Average Hurricane Season Predicted

Colorado State University's annual forecast is out and an average season is seen.  El Nino should begin to dissipate which should cause a more normal season than in recent years.

Here's the Weather Channel's Recap of what was released by the department headed by Dr. Phil Klotzbach and long-time hurricane expert, Dr. William Gray.  

The first named storm will be Alex, followed by:

(Kind of Disney theme going here??!!)

Let's hope we don't see:


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

El Nino may weaken by the peak of 2016 Hurricane Season

The Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project's December publication suggests this could be so, albeit too early to tell.

Some interesting factoids from their post:

  • The last major hurricane to hit Florida was Wilma in 2005.  Since then none of the 27 major hurricanes that have formed have made US landfall.  
  • This ten-year period is the longest the US has gone without any major hurricane landfalls since the eight years between 1861-1868.
  • The longest period the state of Florida has been not been impacted was a five-year period between 1980-1984
  • From 1916-1965 (50 years), 20 major hurricanes hit the Florida Peninsula and/or East Coast.  
  • From 1966-2015 (50 years), only 8 majors have made landfall in the same area.
The first of CSU's seasonal updates will be issued on April 14th, 2016.

Meanwhile, El Nino's predicted wetter colder winter in Florida seems to have ended in February as March has been warm & dry!   Nice recap on this from the Fort Meyer News-Press.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Happy New Year! Alex is here!

Like a split between continents, subtropical Alex has become the first huriccane to form in the month of January since 1938 and the first to occur during this month since Alice in 1955.

Maximum sustained winds are near 85 MPH.  More details:

Monday, November 30, 2015

10 Years without much to Blog About

Ten years without landfall in Florida makes us complacent and those who weren't here in 2004 or earlier, have no idea.  

I'm very happy not to have anything to say!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stalking Joaquin....

Predicted to head north up the east coast, NYC, NJ, and others will be over prepared this time so as not to have a Sandy repeat.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Near Peak No Storms

For 1st time in 38 years, there are no active Northern Hemisphere tropical cyclones as we are near the peak of Atlantic season - @weatherchannel