Wednesday, July 26, 2006

What's up with the weather?

Last year we kept hearing about global warming and increased surface water temperatures making for more and more powerful hurricanes. Last year at this time, our seventh named Atlantic storm--Gert--was just petering out.

The first half of this year is supposed to have been the hottest on record. And we've had a lousey two named storms. So where the heck are the hurricanes?

Edited to add: Well speak of the Devil.... Here come's Chris now. Click on the link and scroll down to "Another dangerous Loop Current Eddy in 2006" for the good stuff.

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Blogger Laurie said...

Why must you taunt the gods so?

Saturday, July 29, 2006 11:44:00 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Ask and you shall receive...

We are watching a few areas of disturbed weather in the tropical Atlantic Basin, one in the Caribbean, one in the central Atlantic and one in the eastern Atlantic.

Courtesy of the Weather Channel 7/31/06

Monday, July 31, 2006 6:49:00 AM  
Blogger Jack said...

From Weather Underground:

Tropical Weather Outlook

Statement as of 5:30 am EDT on July 31, 2006

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico...
The tropical wave located about 390 miles east-southeast of the
Leeward Islands continues west-northwestward at about 15 mph. While shower activity is limited...this system remains well organized.
Although environmental conditions are only marginal for tropical cyclone Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft will be available to investigate the system this afternoon...if necessary.
Cloudiness and disorganized showers extend northeastward across the central Caribbean Sea...eastern Cuba...and Hispaniola...and into the southwestern Atlantic for a few hundred miles. Upper-level winds are forecast to remain unfavorable for development of this system.
However...locally heavy rains can be expected over portions of eastern Cuba and Hispaniola during the next day or so.
Elsewhere...tropical storm formation is not expected through Tuesday
forecaster Stewart

What's all this stuff about conditions being only "marginal" for hurricane development, and conditions being "unfavorable," and storm formation "not expected"? This is not at all what they told us Global Warming would bring.

Monday, July 31, 2006 9:21:00 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Regarding "Loop Current Eddy": Sounds pretty nasty.

(Also, we would appear to be, what's the phrase, f*cked.)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 12:53:00 PM  

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