Wednesday, November 30, 2005

It's Over!

Today's the last "official" day of the 2005 Hurricane Season.

Tropical Storm Epsilon is still active in the Atlantic

I feel like I'm back at the frat house!

For those of you keeping track this year:

26 Named Storms. Previous Record - 21 (1933)
13 Hurricanes (unless Epsilon becomes a hurricane) Previous record - 12 (1969)7 Majors (Cat 3 or higher)

For all the tropical weather records set in 2005, click here

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Cold Front Blows Through - More Damage than Wilma

Garbage cans, pool umbrellas, basketball hoops tip as gusts up to 40 miles an hour bring 40s and 50s overnight to Florida.


Sunday, November 20, 2005

Gamma Gone!

Gamma's maximum sustained winds dropped to 35 miles per hour and has been downgraded to a tropical depression. We have a few clouds but otherwise should be unaffected.

Friday, November 18, 2005


And incredibly, it may make landfall in South Florida following the track of Wilma!

Heading into Thanksgiving week, we are at the very top of the "cone of uncertainty tonight"

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Gamma Ray?

This is the Greek letter Gamma

Tropical Depression #27....that's right, the year's 27th tropical system, is bouncing around south of Jamaica. May become a Tropical Storm, be named Gamma and would be the 24th named storm of this record breaking season. Potential to become a hurricane by week's end.

Not too concerned here but it gives the weathermen something to talk about and "keep an eye on".

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

We may be done!

Local forecasters say the current weather patterns should keep any late-season tropical developments away from the Florida penninsula between now and the official end of hurricane season on December 1st.

Meanwhile, I bought a relatively new circular saw for $5 at a garage sale last weekend so I'm prepared to cut more boards next season should need be.

There is really good and interesting on-going Southwest Florida coverage of Wilma at the Bonita News(paper's) website. Photos, webcams, even a daily podcast. I believe this is application is a glimpse of the future of newspaper industry. Check it out!