Saturday, June 02, 2007

Trying to reason with Hurricane Season 2007

Today is the second day of the official hurricane season. That seems rather odd. O.K., it isn’t that odd. Every year there is a second day of hurricane season. My question to you, dear reader, is how often have both the Atlantic and Pacific already recorded two named storms this early in the season?

We just went through roughly 24 hours of rain from T.S. Barry. It was beneficial because South Florida has been under water restrictions for about a month due to a drought. Imagine that, living on the tip of a peninsula, and being in a drought. The meteorologists keep saying this weather event is actually good news. Not only is it going to relieve some of the drought conditions here, but it is expected to help fight the wildfires in north Florida and Georgia. Tell that to the people who still haven’t been able to fix their roof damage caused by Hurricane Wilma.

If you happen to be reading this in the Southwest; you are one of the few. Glad to have you aboard, tell friends and neighbors. But more to the point, you might be interested in T.S. Barbara. The National Weather Service doesn’t expect this to have any effect on the southwestern U.S., but you never know. I find this kind of scary and interesting.

President Bush just recently said he wanted to work to limit global warming.

It seems rather late in his Presidency, but you know what they say. Considering that this Administration has denied global warming for 6 plus years, this is a small step in the right direction. It might not have taken this long if Crawford, Texas was on the Gulf Coast.


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