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Forecasters: Hurricane
season 2013 is no bust

Yahoo! News, by Jason Sickles

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 8/20/2013 3:22:26 PM

David Sinclair, who makes his living on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, has some words of advice for anyone taking solace in a seemingly slow start to the 2013 hurricane season. “Don’t ever drop your guard until we’re through September,” says Sinclair, who owns the waterfront Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach, N.C. “Now through September is when the bigger ones really start flying off the hook.” Since the season began June 1, the Atlantic has produced five named tropical storms but no hurricanes. On average, the first hurricane forms by Aug. 10 and the second by

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They are desperately hoping for a ´cane.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FormerDem, 8/20/2013 3:29:58 PM     (No. 9482935)

for what little it´s worth i too think hurricane season will pick up from now forward. if i were going to place a bet i´d say watchout watchout - from sept to the end.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 8/20/2013 3:36:53 PM     (No. 9482943)

Who is writing off the season? What is news is that the so called forecasters called for a high number of hurricanes, but since none have occured yet means that were wrong.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: miceal, 8/20/2013 3:39:48 PM     (No. 9482951)

I don´t "write the season off" till after 1 November.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: babelfish30101, 8/20/2013 3:40:39 PM     (No. 9482954)

This is nothing more than "please don´t cut our funding b/c we have been so wrong in the last few years since Katrina"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: droopydog, 8/20/2013 4:08:51 PM     (No. 9483000)

It would be hard for the season to become less active. As usual, they will be wrong.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rafter, 8/20/2013 4:09:16 PM     (No. 9483002)

Season ends November 30, right... ?

Lessee...
record low temperatures this summer in Hot-Lanta... or is it... Not-Lanta...?

Fewest tornadoes in about 60 years or so...
those midwest farmers´ daughters really make you feel all right (thanks Beach Boys)

Nuthin´ much brewin´ in the ol´ Atlantic Ocean yet...
Surf ain´t even up...
No California Girls in sight yet...

Gee... what´s a feller ta do... ?

Goll dang it... !!

There´s no there... there... this time.
So that proves... Climate Change is Already Here... !!!
OMG!!
(not that there really IS a GAWD... )
(it´s just a saying)
Full nuclear alert!
Man battle stations!
The Russians are coming!
The Russians are coming!

Even if no storm is currently on our horizon...
we´ve got to batten down the hatches before it´s waaay too late!!!
This Climate Change thingy is a real killer!
Oh dear algwhore-zero... please save us... s/o

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hazymac, 8/20/2013 4:20:54 PM     (No. 9483019)

The peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic/Caribbean/Gulf region is September 10 (Arnold Palmer´s birthday), which is about three weeks from now. The last major hurricane that hit close to where I live was on about 20 October 1921. Around the first of November water temperatures fall below 80 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the temperature required to incubate these storms. Generally speaking, we can relax around mid-November. The forecasters can´t tell you for sure what´s going to happen in three days, let alone in one hundred years, which is commonly the time frame of climate hysteria. There is nothing humanity can do to accelerate or retard weather patterns, to which humanity and all of nature must adapt.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 8/20/2013 4:42:59 PM     (No. 9483046)

Same here, #3. I don´t scoff at hurricane predictions, even if they´re wrong. They´re good practice for when a storm DOES hit. Doing animal rescue after Camille and Katrina taught me to be as prepared as I can for hurricane season. Every forecast of a possible hurricane is just another nudge to check the emergency supplies.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: fleetusa, 8/20/2013 5:08:58 PM     (No. 9483080)

We prefer busts. :-O

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/20/2013 6:01:59 PM     (No. 9483147)

If we have few or none does that mean it´s because of Globull Warming?

Every year predictions are for high ´cane activity and there haven´t been any here for 9 years. When I lived in the north, it was always predictions for a snowy winter.
When the sky falls too often, people disregard the warning.
The forecasters are just doing a CYA in case one does hit.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dman, 8/20/2013 6:03:25 PM     (No. 9483150)

More CYA from NOAA. Face it: their long-term models are spotty at best. Simply too many variables. Short-term, much better.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lagniappe, 8/20/2013 7:47:38 PM     (No. 9483274)

I´ve been through many, many hurricane season here in New Orleans. It´s always a good practice to stay prepared. But - This season has been unusually calm.

The difference today is that we see everything on our TV as it happens. In the past, the storms named today would not be noticed until they were close to the US and a hurricane hunter airplane went in to check the winds.

Now, as soon as the wind in one of the thunderstorms in the system reaches 39 mph, they name it and all the TV weathermen have something to talk about for days.

I believe the phrase that fits is: "Crying Wolf"!


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