Sunday, December 29, 2019

Happy New Year!?


Early look at the 2020 hurricane season shows just a 10% chance for below normal activity and a 45% chance for a normal season.  Read about Colorado State University's Phil Klotzbach's first review for 2020: 

https://www.theledger.com/news/20191229/will-2020-give-florida-break-in-hurricane-season


Saturday, September 14, 2019

Hello Humberto ...... and goodbye!

Never a real threat to the west coast of Florida.  Glad to see this one also turn away from Florida and the US mainland (following Dorian 2 weeks ago).  

We’ll keep an eye on the 2 disturbances in the Atlantic as well as the coast of Africa as we work through the peak of the season!



Saturday, August 31, 2019

Dorian Projected to Spare Tampa Bay area

With the projected turn, parts of Tampa Bay left the cone with this morning's 8am ET update.  This is the 11am update where the entire Bay area is outside of the cone.  

We stay on guard and hope for more turning to protect the east coast of the US and the Bahamas!


Friday, August 30, 2019

Dorian!

We just returned from a summer-long RV trip across the country to be welcomed by the Florida State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

As we've monitored its progress over the past few days we've become concerned, however, I always feel better when we are in the center of the cone five or more days out.  As the storms tend to move (not always) as they get closer and observing over the past 15 years, it seems like when we are NOT in the cone of uncertainty farther out, we end up in it closer to landfall. 

Case in point:


While we are still in the cone, it's looks like the predicted storm path could turn north once over the peninsula.  Not good for our state in general, but being in the Tampa Bay area, we feel for the other side of the state but also stay focused on our locale.

Saturday, June 01, 2019

2019 Hurricane Season Officially Begins....

The 2019 U.S. hurricane season officially begins today.  The good news: It's predicted to be a near-normal Atlantic season, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which means only two to four major hurricanes will be on the way. The bad news: Despite the small number, any hurricane threatens to be among the most powerful storms in U.S. history.