Hurricanes Igor and Tomas get their names retired

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 8:19 PM GMT on March 27, 2011

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The names Tomas and Igor will no longer be used to name hurricanes in the Atlantic, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced this March. Hurricane Igor made landfall near Cape Race, Newfoundland on September 21, 2010, and was that island's most damaging hurricane in 75 years, with $200 million in damage. Hurricane Tomas smashed through the Lesser Antilles Islands on October 30 - 31, 2010, dealing a particularly harsh blow to St. Lucia, where eight died and damage was estimated at $500 million. Tomas also killed 35 people on Haiti, and contributed to a cholera epidemic that killed thousands.


Figure 1. Little Barsway bridge 10 km north of Grand Bank, Newfoundland, after flood waters from Hurricane Igor swept it away. Image credit: George J.B. Rose.


Figure 2. MODIS satellite image of Tropical Storm Tomas taken at 10:30am EDT Saturday October 30, 2010, as the storm began lashing the Lesser Antilles. At the time, Tomas was a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds. Image credit: NASA.

The retirement of hurricane names
The WMO maintains a list of hurricane names for the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific that repeats itself every six years. The names Igor and Tomas in the Atlantic would have appeared again in 2016, but will be replaced by Ian and Tobias. Each spring, the WMO meets to decide if any names should be retired from the list, due to notable death or destruction caused by one of the past season's storms. Any country that is a member of the WMO can request that a name be retired. If a country seriously affected by a hurricane does not request retirement of the name, then the name will not be retired. In the recent past, Mexico, in particular, has been reluctant to request retirement significant storms that have affected them. In 2010, two significant hurricanes affected the country, but Mexico chose not to request retirement of either: Hurricane Alex, which killed twelve people and did $1.5 billion in damage, and Hurricane Karl, which killed 22 and did $206 million in damage. Back in 2005, Mexico also did not request retirement of Hurricane Emily, which made two landfalls in Mexico as a major hurricane, destroying thousands of buildings, but not claiming any lives. A new storm named Emily will appear this year, as we are recycling the names from 2005 that were not retired (2005 holds the record for most retired names, with five.) Probably the best example of a hurricane that did not get its name retired, but deserved to, was Hurricane Gordon of 1994, which killed 1145 people on Haiti. Haiti did not send a representative to the 1995 WMO meeting when retirements for 1994 were decided. Gordon did not affect any other countries strongly enough to motivate them to request retirement, and the name Gordon will be used again in 2012.

Since Atlantic hurricanes began getting women's names in 1953, 76 names have been retired, an average of 1.3 retired names per year. The list includes one tropical storm, Allison of 2001, that caused billions in damage from its heavy rains. The storm with the most appearances so far is Arlene, which has appeared nine times: 1959, 1963, 1967, 1971, 1981, 1987, 1993, 1999, 2005. Arlene will make its tenth appearance this year. One exception to the retirement rule: before 1979, some storm names were simply dropped. For example, in 1966, Fern was substituted for Frieda, and no reason was given. Only three Eastern Pacific hurricanes have had their names retired--Hurricane Ismael of 1995, Hurricane Pauline of 1997, and Hurricane Kenna of 2002. All of these storms hit Mexico.

Cool Katrina animation
A new visualization created by Advanced Visualization Laboratory at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois shows Hurricane Katrina spinning over the Gulf of Mexico during a 36-hour period in August, 2005. The animation is part of a full-length planetarium film called Dynamic Earth screened at the Fulldome UK festival on March 12 - 13. You can see the video at the newscientist.com or DynamicEarth web sites. The video description: Trajectories follow moist air rising into intense "hot tower" thunderstorms, and trace strong winds around the eye wall; rapidly rising air is yellow, sinking air blue. The sun, moon, and stars show the passing of time. The visualization highlights Katrina's awesome power and fierce beauty.

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604. severstorm
2:13 PM GMT on March 29, 2011
Tampa Spin, How are you doing on your college basketball picks? All my teams are out. Only had 47 points this year. Looks like lots of rain coming for wed thursday.
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602. Chicklit
2:05 PM GMT on March 29, 2011
Yes, and don't forget about the US distrust of scientists!
You know the ones who are after all that grant money...
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601. jeffs713
2:02 PM GMT on March 29, 2011
Quoting P451:
China? Clean Energy? Riiighht... How many coal power plants do they have? How much smog? That country is one of the top polluters in the world along with Russia and India. Maybe in 20 years or so they will catch up as their industrial revolution propels them into the future but right now they are one of if not the top violator in the world.

They're looking to build an incredible number of nuclear power plants in the next 15 years so maybe once they shut down the 10 billion coal fired plants they have things will improve.

But that's a potential future not today's reality.

The study probably did not use a per capita basis, but rather an absolute amount. For example, if we generate 4000MW of renewable energy, and China generates 5000MW, they beat us in absolute terms. In per capita terms, we blow them out of the water, since they have a population 3-4 times ours.
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Quoting Chicklit:


Thanks, TampaSpin. That is an interesting article.

China and Germany have minimum clean-energy targets that helped them move ahead, Pew said.

"There had been a theory out there that China was rising so fast in clean energy because of its low labor costs," Jennifer Granholm, a former Michigan governor and adviser to Pew, said in an interview. "This is not about labor costs, this is about policy."

Germany has had a long history of using feed-in tariffs to spur solar power and other alternative energy. Last year the prospect of reductions in the tariffs, under which renewable-power generators are paid a premium price for the electricity they produce, helped spur dramatic growth in solar, especially in small-scale rooftop projects."


And to somewhat go along with what you've said, there's this:

China leads challenge to scientific superpowers

China and other emerging nations such as Brazil and India are becoming leaders in science to rival traditional "scientific superpowers" like the United States, Europe and Japan, a top British academy said on Monday. A report by the Royal Society science academy also found some rapidly emerging scientific nations not usually associated with a strong science base, including Iran, Tunisia and Turkey.

The report, entitled Knowledge, Networks and Nations: Global scientific collaboration in the 21st century, stressed the growing importance of international cooperation in the conduct and impact of science, and its ability to tackle global problems like energy security, climate change and loss of biodiversity.

"The landscape of science is changing. Science is increasing and new players are fast appearing," Chris Llewellyn Smith, chair of the advisory group for the study, told a briefing. "Beyond the emergence of China, we see the rise of Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern, North African and other nations."

Although the United States still leads the world, its share of global authorship has fallen to 21 percent from 26 percent and its closest rival is now China, which has risen from sixth to second place with a share of authorship rising to 10.2 percent from 4.4 percent.

Reuters Article...

And this, of course, while a new pack of overzealous, overreaching, and almost completely illogical politicians slashes education spending here to the bone--fewer schools, fewer teachers, less quality overall--in order to hand over billions of tax dollars to corporations, corporations that in return send their work overseas, thus further enhancing America's downward spiral.

To paraphrase Homer Simpson: "We are so smart! We are so smart! S-M-R-T!"
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Finally, the disgusting and pathetic newsclip of the day:

Grim living conditions add to misery of Japan's nuclear plant heroes

Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc
2:00am EDT
By Kazunori Takada

TOKYO, March 29 | Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:05am EDT

TOKYO, March 29 (Reuters) - Biscuits and vegetable juice for breakfast, no lunch, and a packet of rice with canned fish or meat for supper. No showers, no beds and virtually never a change of clothes.

That's the grim lot of hundreds of workers toiling in perilous conditions to avert a catastrophic nuclear meltdown at Japan's earthquake-wrecked Fukushima power plant.

"This is similar to a war zone and things need to be addressed, including providing proper back-up for the workers who are under immense stress," said Hirotada Hirose, professor of disaster psychology at Tokyo Woman's Christian University.

"If this continues, productivity and morale will fall and workers will become likely to make mistakes. We cannot afford that," Hirose told Reuters.

First dubbed the "Fukushima Fifty", the ranks of the unnamed and largely faceless corps of men risking their lives to prevent further disaster for their countrymen has risen to over 400. Feted by foreign media and on social networks as heroes, they have also won quieter admiration and sympathy from Japanese

Then how about TEPCO showing some APPRECIATION?!!!
WHAT ABOUT WORKER HEALTH SAFETY AND WELFARE!!!
Good Grief.

...Early in the evening, they gather around to raise their spirits before wrapping themselves in blankets to sleep on the floor.

Top government spokesman Yukio Edano conceded more could have been done for the workers but told a news conference the priority had to be averting a massive disaster at the plant.

"We have been doing the best we can for the workers but it hasn't necessarily been enough because we've had to put our priority on containing the accident."

LinktoReutersArticle

And the idiots want these bastards running everything, including governments.

TEPCO executives are not sleeping on floors and risking their lives and not getting enough decent food to eat every day...I guarantee that.
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598. IKE

Quoting Chicklit:


That must be some hair do.
All politics aside, Hiliary and Sexy have never shared a noun-adjective space for me.
Well....you're a woman.

As a man I've seen a lot less impressive looking women then Hilliary. Props to her or maybe I'm just a normal old man?
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Quoting Surfcropper:
Also...I like what Hillary Clinton has done to her hair...very sexy...the greater her role in the daily news, the better she seems to make herself look. You go gurl!


That must be some hair do.
All politics aside, Hiliary and Sexy have never shared a noun-adjective space for me.
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Quoting TampaSpin:
U.S. drops to 3rd in clean-energy investment: Pew


Thanks, TampaSpin. That is an interesting article.

China and Germany have minimum clean-energy targets that helped them move ahead, Pew said.

"There had been a theory out there that China was rising so fast in clean energy because of its low labor costs," Jennifer Granholm, a former Michigan governor and adviser to Pew, said in an interview. "This is not about labor costs, this is about policy."

Germany has had a long history of using feed-in tariffs to spur solar power and other alternative energy. Last year the prospect of reductions in the tariffs, under which renewable-power generators are paid a premium price for the electricity they produce, helped spur dramatic growth in solar, especially in small-scale rooftop projects."

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593. beell
Mornin' T-Spin and all.
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Good Morning lets see what today brings us yesterday we got cooked with temperatures at 107.1 now its already 75
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Quoting TampaSpin:


Nothing severe tho....Just Rain!


Just rain today, but later on in the week it's looking like it could be severe.

BTW, how are you Tampa?
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590. IKE

Quoting TampaSpin:
Morning Aquak9, Beell, and IKE




Little more rain than first thought from yesterday is now predicted.
Morning.

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Quoting Surfcropper:
Thunder Storms forecasted for South Florida today


Nothing severe tho....Just Rain!
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Gotta start watching this closely for North Florida
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584. sotv
Plutonium found in soil samples near (low levels) near Fukushima Daiichi plant
Reuters

(Reuters) - The amount of plutonium detected at the quake-stricken plant in Japan is similar to that which would occur at a location far from an atmospheric nuclear test but is not harmful to people, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said on Tuesday.

In the latest blow to hopes that authorities were gradually getting the Fukushima Daiichi plant under control, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co said plutonium had been found at low-risk levels in soil samples at the facility.

"It (the amount of plutonium discovered) was the same level as normally found in the atmosphere as radioactive fallout after an atmospheric nuclear test, but a test done far away that would not directly affect someone," Hidehiko Nishiyama, deputy director-general of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, said at a news conference.

The detection of plutonium at the site was further evidence that fuel rods in at least one of the six reactors may have melted down considerably before they were cooled, and that there is damage to the structures containing the nuclear core.

Only trace amounts of the toxic substance have been detected. The level of up to 0.54 becquerals per kg of soil is not considered harmful.

Plutonium-239, used most in reactors, has a half-life of 24,200 years. It is not readily absorbed by the body but what is absorbed, stays put, irradiates surrounding tissue and is carcinogenic
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Morning Aquak9, Beell, and IKE




Little more rain than first thought from yesterday is now predicted.
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580. Jax82
Quoting RastaSteve:


C FL got the most! Many areas from Tampa to Orlando got 5" to as much as 6" yesterday alone. Kissimmee just S of Orlando got 5". I got 2.13" however. Good news is you will get hammered tomorrow so hang in their.


Yeah I was watching the radar yesterday hoping the big blog of yellow over you would retreat north! From the look of the 5 day precip outlook it appears we'll get ours. I dont know if i can find my umbrella, i havent used it in ages. :)
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578. beell
As it stands right now, SE LA may see the greatest risk for tornadoes during the overnight hours-midnight to dawn and pushing east. Late afternoon and evening severe is a little more uncertain.



DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1256 AM CDT TUE MAR 29 2011

...STRONGER FORCING FOR ASCENT IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE NWRN GULF COAST
THIS EVENING AND SPREAD EWD TO THE CENTRAL GULF COAST BY 12Z
WEDNESDAY. THIS WILL INDUCE CYCLOGENESIS OVER SERN TX/SWRN LA WITH
THE LOW REACHING SERN LA/SERN MS REGION BY EARLY WEDNESDAY
MORNING.
STRENGTHENING LLJ E OF THE LOW WILL ENHANCE LOW LEVEL SHEAR AND
SUPPORT AN OVERNIGHT TORNADO THREAT
ACROSS SRN LA TO SERN MS/SWRN
AL...
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jax82- then you know exactly how jax is...and I work in riverside

I'm an old lady :)

but still young enough to dance in the ditches

ike- looking out from the 8th floor, it's all hazy...maybe tomorrow? we can hope
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576. Jax82
Quoting aquak9:
says a lot for your city planners, that ya'll can handle that kinda deluge with no major difficulties.

We'd have problems up here in Jax, if that happened. But they let people fill in swamps and build subdivisions here, the idiots. "Gee, why does Mandarin always flood? It's so nice and new" cause it's built in a swamp, ya fool


Mornin Aquak, maybe SoFLA will let us have some rain this next go around? Funny you mention the flooding in Mandarin, i work out there and know that for a fact. Plus i work with all the drainage complaints that come into the city and a lot are focused there. Good day to you sir!
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573. IKE
Quoting aquak9:
lets go play in the puddles, ike! lets splash in the rain, and make mud pies!

oh that I could spend a day, doing nothing else but playing in the rain.
Young at heart Aquak?

Why doesn't the link button work on here?
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lets go play in the puddles, ike! lets splash in the rain, and make mud pies!

oh that I could spend a day, doing nothing else but playing in the rain.
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571. IKE
Aquak....NAM and GFS show you and I getting a lot of rain.
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570. IKE

Quoting severstorm:
Ike, I did the leaves on sunday, What a mess. 6 hrs worth of bagging leaves. Now i got the rain i can do my part for gw. Burn them!!!!! lol
LOL. I burned leaves Saturday and Sunday. Got my yard looking okay now.


Quoting aquak9:
good morning again and lurking- hiya ike- keep a smile on- those are groovy colors, man

send the rain
Looks like you will get some soon.
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good morning again and lurking- hiya ike- keep a smile on- those are groovy colors, man

send the rain
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Japan rockin' a bit again/still: a non-aftershock 5.2 in the Ryukyu Islands about 40 minutes ago, followed by a 6.3 aftershock east of Sendai about five minutes later.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/M aps/10/40_75.php

Closer to home: it rained nicely last evening--just a bit over an inch at the airport--though places only a few miles north received considerably more. Oh, well; I'll take it...
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Ike, I did the leaves on sunday, What a mess. 6 hrs worth of bagging leaves. Now i got the rain i can do my part for gw. Burn them!!!!! lol
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566. IKE
Leaves are coming out on everything...pollen in the air and on my car. Rain has been scarce the last 2 weeks. Looks like a soaker for tomorrow.

And good morning.

................................................. .................................................. .

5 day QPF...


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Good Morning Ike, Long time no see. Hows everything up your way?
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564. IKE
Statement as of 4:13 AM CDT on March 29, 2011


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from late tonight through
Wednesday evening...

The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Alabama... northwest Florida
and southeast Mississippi... including the following areas... in
Alabama... Butler... Choctaw... Clarke... Conecuh... Covington...
Crenshaw... Escambia... lower Baldwin... lower Mobile... Monroe...
upper Baldwin... upper Mobile... Washington and Wilcox. In
northwest Florida... coastal Escambia... coastal Okaloosa...
coastal Santa Rosa... inland Escambia... inland Okaloosa and
inland Santa Rosa. In southeast Mississippi... George...
Greene... Perry... stone and Wayne.

* From late tonight through Wednesday evening

* rain fall amounts of 2 to 4 inches County wide with locally higher
amounts possible.

* Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a
very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash
flood warnings be issued.
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Quoting aquak9:
says a lot for your city planners, that ya'll can handle that kinda deluge with no major difficulties.

We'd have problems up here in Jax, if that happened. But they let people fill in swamps and build subdivisions here, the idiots. "Gee, why does Mandarin always flood? It's so nice and new" cause it's built in a swamp, ya fool

I lived in Orange Park for 3 yrs and i know what you mean about the flooding. I myself live outside z-hills by about 2 miles. out here not much flooding since 2004. Downtown different story.
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says a lot for your city planners, that ya'll can handle that kinda deluge with no major difficulties.

We'd have problems up here in Jax, if that happened. But they let people fill in swamps and build subdivisions here, the idiots. "Gee, why does Mandarin always flood? It's so nice and new" cause it's built in a swamp, ya fool
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Quoting aquak9:
hi sever

I read that you did not have hardly any puddles? well that's good, no flooding with all that rain. Glad for ya'll.

Yes no water puddles at all, i didnt realize it was that dry. How often do you get that much rain and no puddles.
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hi sever

I read that you did not have hardly any puddles? well that's good, no flooding with all that rain. Glad for ya'll.
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Good Morning to all hiding behind those coffee cups. Z-hills fl. here i ended up with 5.44 in the rain gauge. Sorry waterdog, maybe wed or thursday for you.
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g'morning dayshift- I hear coffeepots perculating all across florida- or maybe it's the sound of yesterdays rain drip=drip-dripping into the Aquifer?

YAY on the rain. Yeah, YAY for YA'LL. I have had NO RAIN here in my corner of Jacksonville.

Tampaspin's post 533 is all pretty- I have a coupla t-shirts kinda like that- but the rain gauge is dry.

sigh...happy tuesday ya'll.
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556. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Mauritius Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Advisory #2
PERTURBATION TROPICALE 08-20102011
10:00 AM RET March 29 2011
======================================

At 6:00 AM UTC, Tropical Disturbance 8 (1005 hPa) located at 10.2S 88.5E has 10 minute sustained winds of 25 knots with gusts of 40 knots. The disturbance is reported as moving northwest at 6 knots.

Dvorak Intensity: T2.0/2.0/D0.5/6 HRS

Forecast and Intensity
=======================
12 HRS: 09.4S 87.7E - 25 knots (Perturbation Tropicale)
24 HRS: 09.0S 87.1E - 25 knots (Perturbation Tropicale)
48 HRS: 09.2S 85.8E - 25 knots (Perturbation Tropicale)
72 HRS: 10.0S 85.4E - 30 knots (Depression Tropicale)

Additional Information
=========================

First visible imagery depicts a rather well defined low level vortex partially exposed to the northeast of a deep convection that wraps 0.2-0.3 on LOG10 spiral. Visible imagery and latest SSMIS pass allow to relocate the 0.00z fix more to the northeast compare to the previous estimation. The system has slow down and moves now on a more northwestward motion. There is a lot of uncertainity about the future of this system within the next three days.. only GFS and ECMWF show some slow development on a slow west northwestward and then westward track. ARPEGE, NOGAPS, and UKMO do not develop the system and curved the track eastward tommorrow under the steering influence of the low level westerly flow.

This latest possibility seems not unlikely with the current northwestward motion that could bring the system under an area of strong easterly shear located north of 10S.. however for continuity reason and considering that ECMWF is the model that best handle the system at the present time, current track and intensity is close to the ECMWF-GFS solutions. Beyond day 3, system should recurve southward toward a high mid level trough passing in the south. Then intensification might be faster with establishment of a very good poleward outflow channel. It is important to remind that given all the reasons said before, there is a lower than average confidence in the current forecast. FIrst outputs from the 0.00z ECMWF seems to show a change in the forecast philosophy of this model with no significant deepening during the next few days and a more northward track. This is partly reflected in the current forecast.

The next tropical cyclone advisory from Mauritius Meteorological Services will be issued at 12:30 PM UTC..
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Quoting Levi32:


True, but an unchangeable fact is that the U.S. is kind of overdue for some bigger strikes now, and both of the last deep 2nd-year La Ninas (1999 and 2008) both resulted in lots of U.S. landfalls. Folks should be prepared regardless. Forecasting hurricane track spreads and not just total numbers is still a relatively new practice.


Ah hate to see 2008 popping up in comparison to the conditions this year. Texas got three storms that year and 2 hurricanes. 99 ended Texas' longest hurricane drought of 10 years with major cat3 Brett. Sigh. Of course we don't know where any that do form will be making landfall. Seems Accuweather thinks Texas is in for an early season threat this year. And it is true that they were deliciously wrong on their landfall predictions last year (as were everyone else) even me. :D But no one expects me to know what I'm talkin about. ;) Being prepared is still the best info you can get for the upcoming season. I know all this in my head but my heart is still hoping for no more of these monsters to come visiting. Took a trip to my favorite fishing spot yesterday and the pier and the whole island are starting to finally come back after the wallop its taken in the past few years. Hope to be able to just enjoy it for a while to come now. Fingers crossed. :)
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554. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Tropical Cyclone Warning Center Darwin
Tropical Cyclone Outlook
FORECAST NORTHERN TERRITORY AREA BETWEEN 125E-142E
2:15 pm CST March 29 2011
================================================= ===

A tropical low, 1004 hPa, is located in the Arafura Sea, north of the Cobourg Peninsula. The low is expected to remain slow moving for the next day or so before moving southwest into the Timor Sea. The low is expected to gradually strengthen and may develop into a tropical cyclone Friday.

Tropical Cyclone Formation Potential
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Wednesday: Low
Thursday: Moderate
Friday: High
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