Hurricane season of 2008 draws to a close

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 12:38 AM GMT on November 26, 2008

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The hurricane season of 2008 draws to a close on Sunday, but leaves behind an indelible mark in history and in the lives of the millions of people it affected. After two years of relative tranquility, the active hurricane period that began in 1995 returned in full force this year, living up to pre-season predictions. It was a top ten hurricane season when considering the total number of named storms and major hurricanes, and ranked 24th using a better measure of total seasonal activity, the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE). Hurricane records in the Atlantic go back to 1851. An ACE index of 95-100 is average, so this year's ACE of 141 puts this season at about 45% more active than average. The remainder of this post will list some notable statistics, records, and events that occurred during the hurricane season of 2008. It is by no means an exhaustive list, and I could have added much more.

First, here's how this season measured up to other seasons:

6th most named storms (16; the record is 28 in 2005)
25th most hurricanes (8; the record is 15 in 2005)
9th most major hurricanes (5; the record is 8 in 1950)
24th highest ACE index (141; the record is 250 in 2005)
13th highest Named Storm Days (84.75; record is 136 in 1933)
40th highest Hurricane Days (29.5; the record is 62.5 in 1995)
28th highest Major Hurricane Days (8.5; the record is 24.5 in 1961)



Notable records for 2008
-Fourth costliest hurricane season on record ($21 billion dollars in U.S. damage, according to ISO's Property Claim Services)
-First time major hurricanes have been observed in five separate months (Bertha, Gustav, Ike, Omar, Paloma occurred in July, August, September, October, and November, respectively)
-First time six consecutive storms made U.S. landfall (Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gustav, Hanna, and Ike).
-First time three major hurricanes have hit Cuba (Gustav, Ike, Paloma)
-Costliest hurricane in Texas history (Ike, $16.2 billion)
-Second deadliest U.S. hurricane since 1972, and 26th deadliest in history (Ike, with 82 dead)
-Highest wind gust ever measured in a hurricane over land (Gustav, 212 mph in Pinar del Rio, Cuba)
-First storm ever to make four landfalls in one state (Fay, in Florida)
-Second strongest November hurricane (Paloma, 145 mph winds)
-Smallest tropical cyclone on record (Marco)
-Longest-lived July hurricane on record, longest-lived hurricane so early in the season, longest-lived tropical storm in July and so early in the season (Bertha, which was a hurricane 7.75 days, eclipsing the previous record of 7 days held by Hurricane Emily of 2005. Bertha was at tropical storm strength for 17.25 days).
-Farthest east forming tropical storm and hurricane for so early in the season (Bertha)

Haiti's misery
Nowhere was the hurricane season of 2008 more terrible than in Haiti. Four storms--Fay, Gustav, Hanna, and Ike--dumped heavy rains on the impoverished nation. The rugged hillsides, stripped bare of 98% of their forest cover thanks to deforestation, let flood waters rampage into large areas of the country. Particularly hard-hit was Gonaives, the fourth largest city. According to reliefweb.org, Haiti suffered 793 killed, with 310 missing and another 593 injured. The hurricanes destroyed 22,702 homes and damaged another 84,625. About 800,000 people were affected--8% of Haiti's total population. The flood wiped out much of Haiti's crops, and aid workers are concerned that spiraling food costs will add to the toll of 26 children that died of malnutrition in recent weeks. For those looking to help out, I recommend an end-of the-year donation to the Lambi Fund of Haiti. I've been impressed with their efforts over the years to effect change at a grass-roots level, with an emphasis on reforestation efforts.

Cuba's ordeal
Three major hurricanes hit Cuba, the first time on record that has happened. Hurricanes Gustav, Ike, and Paloma killed eight people on the island, and caused a combined $10 billion in damage. Some 4.4 million people had to be evacuated for the three hurricanes, 2.8 million of these because of Ike. Ike and Gustav destroyed 63,000 homes and damaged 440,000 more, and every province of Cuba reported hurricane damage. According to the official Granma newspaper, "the economic, social, and housing situation of the country has been devastated as never before in its history" due to Gustav and Ike.


Figure 1. Hurricane Gustav at 12:05 pm EDT 8/30/2008, as viewed by NASA's Terra satellite. At the time, Gustav was a Category 4 hurricane with 150 mph winds. Image credit: NASA.

Texas suffers Ike's massive storm surge
Hurricane Ike, though just a Category 2 hurricane at landfall, brought Texas' second highest storm surge on record--17.48 feet to inland Chambers County. Ike's highest surge at the coast was 16.8 feet on the west side of Galveston Bay at the town of Bayside Terrace (Figure 2). The highest high water mark from Ike was an towering 21.2 feet in Texas City. This high water mark was due to the combined action of the surge plus waves on top. The record highest storm surge for a Texas hurricane still belongs to Category 4 Hurricane Carla of 1961, with 22.8 feet measured at Port Lavaca. It is likely that the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and another Category 4 Galveston hurricane in 1915 had higher storm surges in Galveston Bay than Hurricane Ike did.


Figure 2. High still water marks (in feet) from Hurricane Ike in Harris County. Image credit: FEMA and National Weather Service.

Ike makes a direct hit on the Turks and Caicos Islands
Hurricane Ike pounded the Turks and Caicos Islands as a Category 4 hurricane with 135 mph winds. Ike made direct hits on Grand Turk Island, South Caicos Island, and Great Inagua Island. About 95% of all buildings on these islands were damaged or destroyed, and Ike was the strongest hurricane on record in this region. The only other major hurricane to hit Great Inagua Island was a 1899 Category 3 storm. Grand Turk and South Caicos Island have had major hurricane strikes in 1893, 1866, and 1945.


Figure 3. Microwave image of Hurricane Ike as it made landfall on Great Inagua Island at 7:45 am EDT 09/07/2008. The storm had formed concentric eyewalls at the time. Image credit: Navy Research Lab, Monterey.

New Orleans is battered by Gustav, but the levees hold
Hurricane Gustav ripped into Louisiana just west of New Orleans on September 1 as a strong Category 2 hurricane with 110 mph winds. Gustav killed 43 people in the U.S. and did $3.8 billion in damage, making it the 20th costliest hurricane on record in the U.S. Storm surge heights up to 12.5 feet were recorded in the New Orleans area. Surge heights were similar to, and in some cases higher, than those measured during Hurricane Katrina along the New Orleans levee system. Thankfully, the levee system withstood Gustav's test.

Fay eases drought conditions in Florida and the Southeast U.S.
A two-year drought in Central Florida that brought Lake Okeechobee to critically low water levels was effectively ended by Tropical Storm Fay in August. Fay's rains of 10-15 inches increased the level of Lake Okeechobee from 11 feet to 15 feet, putting it near average levels. Fay also dropped up to ten inches of rain across parched regions of the Southeast U.S., reducing their drought level from exceptional to extreme (Figure 4). Fay also killed eleven people in the U.S. and did approximately $180 million in damage.


Figure 4. Total rainfall from Tropical Storm Fay over the U.S. Image credit: NOAA.

Paloma ravages Cayman Brac Island
Paloma roared through the Cayman Islands as a Category 4 hurricane with 140 mph winds, brushing Grand Cayman Island, but pounding the "Sister Islands" to the northeast--Little Cayman and Cayman Brac--with its northern eyewall. The hardest-hit Cayman island was Cayman Brac, population 2,000. Damage on Cayman Brac was very heavy, with over 90% of all the buildings damaged. Paloma was the worst hurricane to hit the island since the deadly 1932 hurricane that flattened Cayman Brac, killing 69 people. Ironically, both hurricanes occurred on November 8. Due to the angle Paloma hit the island at, only an 8-foot storm surge was repported. The 1932 hurricane reputedly carried a 24-foot storm surge.


Figure 5. Damage on Cayman Brac from Hurricane Paloma. Image credit: Mangroveman.

The Portlight Charity mobilizes to help Gulf Coast hurricane victims
A group of Weather Underground bloggers mobilized to bring aid to the underserved and disabled victims of the Hurricane Ike disaster under the banner of the Portlight.org charity. It was great to see our community come together to help out those devastated by one of the most damaging hurricanes of all time. The emergence of Portlight from our community of Internet weather enthusiasts is truly a unique and remarkable event. I look forward to helping Portlight make a difference in many hurricane seasons to come, and hope you will consider making a year-end donation to help out.

Happy Thanksgiving!
The travel weather looks good for the U.S. for this holiday weekend, and I'll be joining the traffic chaos Wednesday morning. I'm headed to Puerto Rico's Vieques Island with my family, and will be back to blogging on December 3. Have a great holiday, everyone!

Jeff Masters

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1052. MissNadia
8:02 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
New Blog!
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1049. TexasWynd
7:44 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Am I missing something? I haven't see Surfmom for a while. Is is still about and around? If so did something happen?
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1048. Bonedog
7:24 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
from the PHI NWS Office......

WINTER ANALOGS FOR 2008-2009 WINTER
ANOTHER METEOROLOGICAL WINTER HAS BEGUN. ITS TIME FOR OUR ANNUAL
ANALOG EXERCISE OF COMPARING AUTUMN WEATHER AND ENSUING WINTER
TEMPERATURES. UNLIKE THE TWO PREVIOUS WINTERS, THE EL NINO/SOUTHERN
OSCILLATION (ENSO) INFLUENCE ON OUR WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS
DOMINATING. THE WINTER OF 2006-7 HAD A MODERATE EL NINO, THE WINTER
OF 2007-8 HAD A STRONG LA NINA. THIS WINTER THE MOST LIKELY OUTCOME
SHOULD BE EITHER ENSO NEUTRAL, (LA NADA), OR POSSIBLY A WEAK LA
NINA.

WHEN THE ENSO GETS STRONG IN EITHER DIRECTION, IT BECOMES THE
DOMINATING PLAYER IN OUR WINTER WEATHER REGIME. THIS WINTER WITH
ENSO RATHER MUTED, OTHER LESS PREDICTABLE OCEANIC INFLUENCES WILL
PLAY A GREATER PART. NEITHER THE PACIFIC DECADAL OSCILLATION (PDO)
OR THE NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION (NAO) ARE AS WELL FORECAST. THE
FORMER AS THE NAME IMPLIES VARIES VERY SLOWLY. IT IS CURRENTLY IN A
NEGATIVE STATE WHICH MEANS RELATIVE TO NORMAL WARMER WATER IS IN THE
WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN. THIS NORMALLY WOULD FAVOR A NEGATIVE OR
MILDER PACIFIC NORTH AMERICAN (PNA) TELECONNECTION. BUT THE PDO WAS
PREDOMINATELY NEGATIVE DURING THE 1960S WHICH WAS ONE OF THE COLDEST
AND SNOWIEST DECADES FOR THE NORTHEAST. A NEGATIVE PDO IS NOT THE
DEATH KNELL FOR SNOW. ONE OF OUR COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS STRATIFIED
WINTER SNOWFALL IN PHILADELPHIA BASED ON PDO AND ENSO STATES.
WINTERS WITH A NEGATIVE PDO AND WEAK LA NINA OR LA NADA STATES
TENDED TO HAVE AVERAGE OR NEAR NORMAL SNOWFALL.

FOR THE OTHER OCEAN AND THE NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION (NAO). UNLIKE
THE PDO WHILE THE NAO MAY PREDOMINATE IN ONE POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE
DIRECTION, IT RARELY STAYS THAT WAY FOR MORE THAN A FEW WEEKS AT A
TIME. WHEN THE NAO IS NEGATIVE OUR WEATHER GETS COLDER AND OR
STORMIER AS THE LAST HALF OF NOVEMBER WAS. WHEN IT IS POSITIVE, WE
TEND TO BE WARMER AND LESS SNOWY LIKE LAST WINTER. THERE IS A VERY
INTERESTING RESEARCH PAPER DONE BY DR LUKE OMAN FROM RUTGERS
UNIVERSITY ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE NAO AND SNOW IN
PHILADELPHIA (OTHER PLACES IN THE NORTHEAST ALSO). THIS PAPER SHOWS
A 44 PERCENT INCREASE IN SNOWFALL OVER ABOUT A 50 YEAR PERIOD WHEN
THE NAO WAS NEGATIVE VS WHEN IT WAS POSITIVE. IF WE EXPAND THAT
DIFFERENCE TO 1 STANDARD DEVIATION IN BOTH DIRECTIONS, THAT
DIFFERENTIAL INCREASES TO A WHOPPING 198 PERCENT.

WHEN THE LA NINA OR EL NINO IS STRONG, IT CAN OVERWHELM THE NAO AND
REDUCE ITS INFLUENCE ON OUR WEATHER. BUT WITHOUT A STRONG ENSO, THE
FATE OF THIS WINTER WILL BE INFLUENCED MORE BY THIS LESS PREDICTABLE
PARAMETER. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF METEOROLOGICAL AGENCIES THAT
FORECAST THE NAO FOR THE WINTER: THE UKMET MET OFFICE IS EXPECTING
ON AVERAGE A SLIGHTLY POSITIVE NAO OVERALL, THE GERMAN MET OFFICE IS
EXPECTING A NEGATIVE NAO FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER AND A POSITIVE
NAO FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY.

SO THIS TAKES US BACK TO WHAT HAVE NEAR NORMAL AUTUMN TEMPERATURES
AND ABOUT NEUTRAL ENSO CONDITIONS PRODUCED IN THE PAST IN
PHILADELPHIA. ALL OF THESE ANALOGS HAD AN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER THAT
FELL WITHIN THE NORMAL THIRD OR TERCILE OF AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
ALONG WITH AN ENSO STATE THAT WAS EITHER NEUTRAL OR A WEAK LA NINA.
ANOTHER MEASUREMENT OF ENSO WHICH RELIES ON OTHER METEOROLOGICAL
PARAMETERS IN ADDITION TO SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES IS
CALLED THE MULTIVARIATE ENSO INDEX (MEI). THE MEI IS CURRENTLY IN A
WEAK LA NINA STATE. OTHER METEOROLOGICAL AGENCIES AND THE CLIMATE
PREDICTION CENTER'S CLIMATE FORECAST SYSTEM MODEL ARE PREDOMINATELY
FORECASTING EITHER A WEAK LA NINA OR ENSO NEUTRAL CONDITIONS FOR
THIS WINTER. THE ANALOGS MARKED WITH A *** HAD A STRONG LA NINA THE
PREVIOUS WINTER AS WAS THE CASE IN THE WINTER OF 2007-8.

HERE ARE THE LUCKY SEVEN OF WHAT OCCURRED IN PAST ENSO NEUTRAL OR
WEAK NINA WINTERS THAT HAD AN AVERAGE OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER. THIS IS
BASED ON THE 136 YEARS OF RECORD IN PHILADELPHIA.


YEAR ENSUING ENSUING ENSUING AVG ENSUING ENSUING
DEC JAN FEB TEMP PCPN SNOW


1897-8 38.1 35.4 35.6 36.4 11.42 19.4
1906-7 35.3 34.2 27.0 32.2 8.47 38.6
1921-2 35.6 31.2 36.7 34.5 7.88 28.0
1926-7 32.3 32.6 40.6 35.2 9.04 11.8
1956-7*** 41.7 29.2 37.4 36.1 8.18 7.9
1983-4 33.2 26.2 38.7 32.7 12.40 21.6
2000-1*** 31.3 32.5 37.4 33.7 8.63 26.1

AVERAGE 35.4 31.6 36.2 34.4 9.43 21.9
NORMAL 37.4 32.3 34.8 34.8 9.57 19.3

THE OFFICIAL CPC OUTLOOK FOR THIS WINTER IS FOR EQUAL CHANCES OF
IT BEING WARMER OR COOLER THAN NORMAL. THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK HAS
EQUAL CHANCES OF BEING EITHER WETTER OR DRIER THAN NORMAL.
ENSO NEUTRAL AND WEAK LA NINA WINTERS BRING BACK TO CLIMATOLOGICAL
NORMAL LEVELS THE CHANCES OF PHILADELPHIA HAVING EITHER A 6 INCH OR
GREATER OR 10 INCH OR GREATER SINGLE SNOW EVENT THIS WINTER.
SINCE THE WINTER OF 1949-50, THE CHANCES OF A 6 INCH OR GREATER
SINGLE SNOW EVENT IN PHILADELPHIA IN ANY GIVEN WINTER IS ABOUT 75
PERCENT, A 10 INCH OR GREATER SINGLE SNOW EVENT ABOUT 25 PERCENT. AN
INTERESTING ARTICLE ABOUT ENSO CLIMATOLOGY AND LARGE SNOW EVENTS CAN
BE FOUND IN THE OCTOBER 2003 ISSUE OF WEATHER AND FORECASTING.

AS ALWAYS PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT ALWAYS AN INDICATION OF FUTURE
TRENDS. ENJOY THE WINTER OF 2008-9, ITS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND WE
WILL HAVE.

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1045. Bonedog
6:57 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
always do NE.

Sunday/Monday looks to be fun so does late next week.
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1044. NEwxguy
6:56 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Hi,Bone,yep,keep that ignore button handy
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1043. Bonedog
6:44 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
afternoon folks.

LOL first thing I have to do when I log in is hit ignore. Ah what a day =)

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1040. NEwxguy
6:24 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Quoting roberie:


Hate to feed the troll, but here goes, If you acutally read the good Dr's blog up above it is hard to belive you actually said this.


I can't believe you spent actual time answering that big ugly troll.
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1039. roberie
6:18 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Quoting gonesail:
comment deleted due to stupidity.


Hate to feed the troll, but here goes, If you acutally read the good Dr's blog up above it is hard to belive you actually said this.
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1036. gonesail
5:45 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
but as far as actual hurricanes go .. 2008 was not even worth talking about. it was a another quiet year.
1035. atmoaggie
5:43 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Congrats to SJ, we'll miss him.

Soon he will likely not be allowed on the computer for more than 10 minutes at a time...amazing how a baby can change your perception of how much spare time you thought you didn't have.
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1033. conchygirl
5:36 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Congrats to the Storm Junkie family! Nice gift for Christmas!
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1030. Patrap
5:28 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
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1028. keithsk
5:02 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Congrats to Mr and Mrs Stormjunkie and hello Jr! New York weather is also finiky
1027. Clickerous
4:32 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Quoting TampaSpin:


Yea me too....Indiana boy likes the cold air some....


Where in Indiana are you from? I've lived on the east coast of Fl for 7 years now but am originally from In
1025. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:25 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
well well all the best sj to you and your family
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1024. Cotillion
3:23 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Congrats to Mr and Mrs Stormjunkie and hello Jr!

Reckon 'Lixion Avila' will be the baby's first words? ;)
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1023. NEwxguy
3:22 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Congrats to SJ and Mrs. SJ,here's hoping a lot of joy in the future for them.
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1022. NEwxguy
3:21 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Quoting IKE:


LOL....unforgettable event. Terrible storm.

179+ days and it starts again.


LOL,Oh no,the clock starts again
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1021. Starwoman
3:17 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
sooo nice, a new WUmember *s*

many congratulations to the new family.
May your nights be quiet and your days full of joy!
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1020. pottery
3:14 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Congratulations to Stormjunkie. And to his lady, too, who probably had something to do with the thing LOL. Well done, you 2.
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1019. vortfix
2:58 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Woohoo!
Congratulations to the StormJunkies!!

1018. TampaSpin
2:48 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
I just updated my blog and i see a snow storm coming for the Tennessee and Ohio Valley.

TampaSpins Weather Blog Link
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1016. IKE
2:39 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Quoting Orcasystems:


Congrats to storm Junkie...OMG, there will be two of him.. is that good or bad?

Remember what happened when we had Ike Jr.



LOL....unforgettable event. Terrible storm.

179+ days and it starts again.
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1015. Orcasystems
2:35 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Quoting presslord:
Attention all hands!!!!!!!!!!

Stormjunkie, Jr., arrived this morning...safe, sound and well....


Congrats to storm Junkie...OMG, there will be two of him.. is that good or bad?

Remember what happened when we had Ike Jr.

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1014. presslord
2:34 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Attention all hands!!!!!!!!!!

Stormjunkie, Jr., arrived this morning...safe, sound and well....
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1013. Orcasystems
2:32 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Complete Blog Refresh
Mirror Site

Only 6 more days until I get warm again :)
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1012. conchygirl
2:27 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Quoting TampaSpin:


Yea me too....Indiana boy likes the cold air some....
Funny - Florida Girl does too!
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1011. IKE
2:26 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Quoting hydrus:
IKE-Sorry if I got the posts mixed up.I was wondering how SurfMom,s son is doing.


Orca's blog has an update.

Thanks MissNadia for letting me know.
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1010. hydrus
2:26 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
IKE-Sorry if I got the posts mixed up.I was wondering how SurfMom,s son is doing.
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1009. MissNadia
2:22 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Quoting IKE:


Haven't seen anything new posted on her blog by her since I posted on their yesterday. Curious too how her son is doing?

Check orca's blog for latest info
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1008. IKE
2:21 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Quoting hydrus:
IKE-Yes,please explain if you can.


????????
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1007. hydrus
2:19 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
IKE-Yes,please explain if you can.
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1005. IKE
2:13 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Got down to 34.3 degrees at my house...on a hill, next to a lake....this morning. Warmer today....highs in the 60's.
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1004. IKE
2:12 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Quoting hydrus:
Good morning to all.Can someone please tell me what is happening with SurfMom?


Haven't seen anything new posted on her blog by her since I posted on their yesterday. Curious too how her son is doing?
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1003. TampaSpin
2:10 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Quoting conchygirl:
Morning Tampa - yeah, we are whimps! But, I am loving this weather - would like to see some snowflakes. LOL


Yea me too....Indiana boy likes the cold air some....
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1002. conchygirl
2:04 PM GMT on December 03, 2008
Morning Tampa - yeah, we are whimps! But, I am loving this weather - would like to see some snowflakes. LOL
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