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Monday, May 18, 2009

2009 Storm Names

The 2009 Hurricane Season begins June 1.

The Storms will be named:
Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Erika, Fred, Grace, Henri, Ida, Joaquin, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor, Wanda

First Alert in the 2009 Hurricane Season


SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
340 PM EDT MON MAY 18 2009


FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

SATELLITE IMAGERY AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THAT AN AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER HAS FORMED OVER EASTERN CUBA...THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS...AND THE ADJACENT WATERS. SLOW DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO AS IT MOVES GENERALLY NORTHWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH. AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT WILL INVESTIGATE THE SYSTEM ON TUESDAY...IF NECESSARY. THERE IS A LOW CHANCE...LESS THAN 30 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

The Revised Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

The revised Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, as with the original version, has hurricanes rated from a low of 1 to a high of 5. Changes have been made in regards to the descriptions of each level.

Click blog entry title above for full explanation.

Blooms of Plunkett

Blooms of Plunkett
A Banana tree in the backyard in full bloom