Monday, August 13, 2007

Hurricane Season 2007

So far it has been a rather uneventful hurricane season, but we are just getting into the prime of the season and the Climate Prediction Center released an update to their earlier outlook on the hurricane season. They are still forecasting an above normal year for hurricanes with 13-16 named storms, 7-9 becoming hurricanes, and 3-5 possibly becoming major hurricanes. Major hurricanes are those that reach category 3 or higher.

We are just beginning to see some activity off the coast of Africa and the National Hurricane Center is already issuing statements on TD 4, which may very well strengthen into a storm Tuesday. It will get the name "Dean" when it reaches tropical storm strength.


Our weather is still uneventful, just like the hurricane season has been. Thank goodness for the rain earlier in the summer, or else we would be burning up in this extended period of hot weather. Still no big signals in our computer models that a change is coming soon. The big high pressure system (the same one I've talked about for a while now) could begin breaking down some this weekend, which may actually allow for some rain by Saturday or Sunday. We don't see any real change in the temperatures until next week sometime.
Best of luck to the kids headed back to school this week. Where did the summer vacation go?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's amazing a young good looking man like yourself is still single...

Jon said...

What in the world does that comment have to do with anything with the weather. I have to admit the heat is bad but at least it waited until the start of August before the triple digits started.

Ross Janssen said...

I have to agree. If the 100s started in July, we would be in definite need of some rainfall.

Friends U Student said...

I'm just glad I have one more week of vacation until classes start so the weather can cool a bit!!

Ross Janssen said...

Good luck with classes this fall. I remember what it was like walking to class when it was 105 outside. By the time you would cool down, it was time to leave class again.

Anonymous said...

It is just as hot as Ross outside.

Turn on the outside AC, Ross. I know you and Merril control the weather.

Leah (Danae) said...

Ross..you're so smart, can you help me with my math homework? Pleeeeease?

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