Monday, August 31, 2015


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Erika gets no respect in Florida

Erika dissipates. Florida continues to avoid. What's next?

TD6 forms and heads west towards Cape Verde Islands

UPDATE:  And within hours of this post:  FRED has formed. According to the National Hurricane Center, this only the fourth named storm to form east of 19W parallel. 

Monday, June 01, 2015

Here we go....

It's been 10 years since a named storm hit Florida.   The odds are certainly not in our favor, but the experts are once again predicting a below average season:

But there is the reality that sooner or later.....

“I guarantee you that remarkable streak is going to end,” said Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the National Hurricane Center in Miami. “And we have to go into 2015 assuming that it’s going to end this year.”

Stay tuned and stay prepared....

Saturday, May 09, 2015

What? A named storm?! Already??!

Tropical Storm Ana has formed from Sub-Tropical Storm Ana which formed from a low off the east coast of Florida.

This is not news by the time I'm posting this because what a great story for the national media to jump on,  There's much more danger in the middle part of the country with ripe tornado conditions this weekend.   Luckily, the media is all over that too!

So the only value I can add to this event is to comment on how here in Florida, hurricane season is barely on our radar this early.  Other than the promising predictions of a less active season, after 9 years of no named storm making landfall in Florida, we don't really start paying attention until there is a threatening storm.   Although, the last week of May gets a lot of "hurricane season preparedness" media coverage.

Which is a good thing.

The other value I'll add today, is repeating something I heard on NBC this morning.  Should Ana make landfall (likely in North Carolina), it will be only the 7th storm to make US landfall in the month of May since 1950.

Let's hope this early storm is not a jump start on a non-predictive active season for all of us.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

9 years - 61 named storms

Incredible that Florida has beaten the 1150-to-1 odds and been storm-free since Wilma in 2005!

2014 season ends today. 

Good read:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cold but quiet!

In the upper 30s/low 40s outside but we like seeing this with 11 days left in the season:

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

One month to go....

Fortunately there has been little to blog about this summer.   So a quick post to say we're still here and there will be another hurricane season in 2015.  

While we have had no storms, the heat and humidity on the west coast of Florida has been slightly above the unbearable line this summer.   But it sure has been nice not to worry about a tropical storm.

And, since there is still time for something to form in the Gulf of Mexico and head our way before (or after) the official end of the season on November 30th, we never let our guard down.