No new tornado deaths yesterday; Super Typhoon Songda hits Category 5

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:04 PM GMT on May 26, 2011

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The tornado onslaught of 2011 continued over the Midwest yesterday, as dozens of tornadoes touched down, primarily in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Arkansas. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center logged 81 preliminary reports of tornadoes in eleven states. Even California got into the action, with a tornado near Chico causing minor damage. Mercifully, no deaths were reported from yesterday's tornadoes. Too many thunderstorms formed too close to each other to allow strong or violent tornadoes to grow, as the many thunderstorms interfered with each others' organization. The preliminary tornado count for the 5-day outbreak that began Saturday is 243. Preliminary tornado reports are an overestimate, since some storms get counted multiple times. These over-counts were 35% - 40% in the case of the April 14 - 16 tornado outbreak and April 25 - 28 Super outbreak, so we can expect that the May 21 - 25, 2011 outbreak will end up with close to 150 tornadoes. This would rank as the third largest tornado outbreak in history, giving 2011 the three largest tornado outbreaks of all-time. Prior to 2011, NOAA rated the April 3 - 4, 1974 Super Outbreak as the largest tornado outbreak of all-time, with 148 tornadoes. According to a list of tornado outbreaks maintained by Wikipedia, only two other tornado outbreaks have had as many as 150 twisters prior to 2011--the May 2004 outbreak (385), and the May 2003 outbreak (401). However, these outbreaks occurred over an eight-day and eleven-day period, respectively, and were not due to a single storm system.


Figure 1. Satellite image taken at 23:32 UTC (7:32pm EDT) May 25, 2011, showing a line of tornadic thunderstorms over the Midwest. Image credit: NASA/GSFC.


Figure 2. Tornado near Fariview, Oklahoma, on May 24, 2011. Image credit: Mike Theiss, www.ExtremeNature.com.


Video 1. "We are in the tornado!" is all this poor guy caught in a car during a tornado can say, while buildings fly apart around him. He is very lucky to have survived. Video shot in Navarro County, Texas on May 24, 2011.

The death toll from Tuesday's tornadoes over Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas is now 16, which would bring the death toll from this year's tornadoes to 506, according to yesterday's NOAA tornado statistic update. This makes 2011 the deadliest year for tornadoes in the U.S. since 1953, when 519 people died. That year, three heavily populated cities received direct hits by violent tornadoes. Waco, Texas (114 killed), Flint, Michigan (115 killed), and Worcester, Massachusetts (90 killed) all were hit by violent F-4 or F-5 tornadoes. A similar bad tornado year occurred in 1936, when violent tornadoes hit Tupelo Mississippi (216 killed), and Gainesville, Georgia (203 killed.)

Only a "Slight Risk" day for severe weather today
The Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of twenty states, from Alabama to Vermont, in their "Slight Risk" region for severe weather potential. The slow-moving low pressure system responsible for all the tornado activity this week is weakening, and the primary severe weather threat today is from large hail and damaging straight-line thunderstorm winds. However, there are still likely to be tornadoes today, and I expect we'll see a dozen or so twisters touch down from some of the stronger thunderstorms that develop.


Figure 3. Severe weather threat for Wednesday, May 25, 2011.

Links
Here is an interactive hi-res satellite image showing Joplin before and after the tornado. Some non-interactive images are here.

The New York Times has an interactive tornado fatality map showing how this year's killer tornadoes have mostly clustered over the Southeast U.S., with the glaring exception of the Joplin, Missouri tornado.

NOAA's Visualization Laboratory has an impressive animation of the satellite imagery during the month of April, showing the locations of all the tornadoes as they happened.


Figure 4. Satellite image of Super Typhoon Songda.

Super Typhoon Songda the first Category 5 tropical cyclone of 2011
The first typhoon of 2011 is also the globe's first Category 5 tropical cyclone of the year. Super Typhoon Songda intensified dramatically over the past 24 hours in an environment of light wind shear and warm sea surface temperatures of 30°C, to reach Category 5 status with top sustained winds of 160 mph. Tropical Cyclone Yasi, which devastated Queensland, Australia in early February, was the globe's previous strongest tropical cyclone of 2011, with 155 mph winds.

Fortunately, Songda is expected to miss making a direct hit on the Philippines, though evacuations have been ordered in low-lying areas. Satellite-estimated rainfall for the coming 24-hour period is predicted to be less than 4 inches along the northeast coast of the Philippines' Luzon Island, which should not cause major flooding problems. Songda is expected to turn northwards and threaten the island of Okinawa on Saturday. Sea surface temperatures decline rapidly north of the Philippines, and Songda is expected to weaken significantly before reaching Okinawa, where sea surface temperatures are approximately 26°C. Wind shear will also increase to high levels by Saturday, and Songda should be at most a Category 2 typhoon by the time it reaches Okinawa.

Jeff Masters

Tornado! (CalicoBass)
Tornado Warning for us. It went just past us, was beautiful to watch.
Tornado!
Large Hail! (aderocher78)
First round of large hail.
Large Hail!
Possible Tornado (Griff3488)
I was west bound I 74 when I drove into this storm. They said On the radio it was a tornado on the ground.
Possible Tornado
Joplin 5/22/11 EF5 aftermath (N0RCO)
I went to joplin to look at the destruction this EF5 tornado did. Absolutely devastating in my opinion!
Joplin 5/22/11 EF5 aftermath
Lightning Strike (weatherfanatic2010)
I caught this totally by accident. I was trying to take a picture of the cloud formation and this flashed right as I took the picture. Unbelievable luck!!
Lightning Strike
Mammatus over Indy (jay1hawker)
View of sky before storm, May 25, 2011 Indianapolis
Mammatus over Indy

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#597 I know that's how they do it; I just think they do not use "common sense or real life reasoning" in their methods...
but I tend to be more of a "practical" person...

thanks.


Levi, great update today. Thanks.

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Quoting IKE:
2005 Emily was a buzzsaw....




Emily was also the strongest July hurricane ever in the Atlantic basin on record, minimal cat. 5 with central pressure of 929 mb....
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Quoting seflagamma:
I knew one of them was bad and both hit land... WE have plenty of names we should retire
a lot more of them so they don't get mixed up and we have to always add the "year" to
their name to know which ones we are talking about.

Thanks guys!


The retirement of names is not associated with the # of times it gets used, which can be really confusing. Its all about how much damage it did, and I believe a petition to the WMO (World Metorological Organization) to say that the storm was so damaging that it should be retired.
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Quoting jeffs713:

Terminal velocity for a prone skydiver is 127 mph.


Depending on height, weight, body type, body position, and experience level . . . sure.
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Quoting jeffs713:

Terminal velocity for a prone skydiver is 127 mph.


Terminal velocity varies a bit based on atmospheric conditions, body size, mass, etc. . The average speed is in the 120-130mph range. The wikipedia page on terminal velocity (or any decent physics book) usually will contain a formula that gives a good approximation based on surface area, mass, and fluid density.
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I knew one of them was bad and both hit land... WE have plenty of names we should retire
a lot more of them so they don't get mixed up and we have to always add the "year" to
their name to know which ones we are talking about.

Thanks guys!
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I'm off to work. Later all.
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thanks Ike, I know both of them came into northern GOM in 2005...

now I see Levi has a new update got to go watch.

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Quoting seflagamma:


Hello everyone, good morning.

Thanks, Ike, for the 2011 list.
Man, some of those names should have been retired they have been used so many times before ..
Like Irene for goodness sakes.. how many Irene's are we going to have to deal with..
She caused a lot of distruction and flooding in my area back in 1999 (think that was the year)

just like "Gordon" in other years....
I am fully Aware "Gordon" is not on this list or the 2005 list but another list.. just using it as another exampl.
We have so many Hurricane Gordon's out there you have to ask which one?

And Didn't we have a major hurricane Cindy in 2005 that hit the Panhandle? Same with Emily??

We should retire the name if it becames a hurricane that hits land.. just my two cents worth!

I see we may get a big start to our "season" next week... hummmm...

take care and enjoy.
Gams


Cindy was a low-end Cat 1 hurricane that hit Louisiana southwest of New Orleans.

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Emily achieved CAT 5 briefly and went into Mexico. I think it also hit Jamaica as a 4.
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589. IKE
2005 Emily was a buzzsaw....


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588. IKE

Quoting seflagamma:


Hello everyone, good morning.

Thanks, Ike, for the 2011 list.
Man, some of those names should have been retired they have been used so many times before ..
Like Irene for goodness sakes.. how many Irene's are we going to have to deal with..
She caused a lot of distruction and flooding in my area back in 1999 (think that was the year) just like "Gordon" in other years.
We have so many Hurricane Gordon's out there you have to ask which one?

And Didn't we have a major hurricane Cindy in 2005 that hit the Panhandle? Same with Emily??

We should retire the name if it becames a hurricane that hits land.. just my two cents worth!

I see we may get a big start to our "season" next week... hummmm...

take care and enjoy.
Gams
Cindy came in around New Orleans. I have to check on what the 2005 Emily did.
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The Retirement of Hurricane Names

Hurricanes that have a severe impact on lives or the economy are remembered generations after the devastation they caused, and some go into weather history. The National Hurricane Center near Miami, Florida, monitors tropical disturbances in the Atlantic and eastern Pacific Oceans which could become a hurricane.

Whenever a hurricane has had a major impact, any country affected by the storm can request that the name of the hurricane be "retired" by agreement of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Retiring a name actually means that it cannot be reused for at least 10 years, to facilitate historic references, legal actions, insurance claim activities, etc. and avoid public confusion with another storm of the same name. If that happens, a like gender name is selected in English, Spanish or French for Atlantic Storms.

There is an exception to the retirement rule, however. Before 1979, when the first permanent six-year storm name list began, some storm names were simply not used anymore. For example, in 1966, "Fern" was substituted for "Frieda," and no reason was cited.

Below is a list of Atlantic Ocean retired names, the years the hurricanes occurred, and the areas they affected. There are, however, a great number of destructive storms not included on this list because they occurred before the hurricane naming convention was established in 1950.

Atlantic Storms Retired Into Hurricane History

Agnes (1972): Florida, Northeast U.S.
Alicia (1983): North Texas
Allen (1980): Antilles, Mexico, South Texas
Allison (2001): northeast Texas
Andrew (1992): Bahamas, South Florida, Louisiana
Anita (1977): Mexico
Audrey (1957): Louisiana, North Texas
Betsy (1965): Bahamas, Southeast Florida, Southeast Louisiana
Beulah (1967): Antilles, Mexico, South Texas
Bob (1991): North Carolina & Northeast U.S.
Camille (1969): Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama
Carla (1961): Texas
Carmen (1974): Mexico, Central Louisiana
Carol (1954): Northeast U.S.
Cesar (1996): Honduras
Celia (1970): South Texas
Charley (2004): Jamaica, western Cuba, Florida
Cleo (1964): Lesser Antilles, Haiti, Cuba, Southeast Florida
Connie (1955): North Carolina
David (1979): Lesser Antilles, Hispañola, Florida and Eastern U.S.
Dennis (2005): Alabama, Florida
Diana (1990): Mexico
Diane (1955): Mid-Atlantic U.S. & Northeast U.S.
Donna (1960): Bahamas, Florida and Eastern U.S.
Dora (1964): Northeast Florida
Edna (1968)
Elena (1985): Mississippi, Alabama, Western Florida
Eloise (1975): Antilles, Northwest Florida, Alabama
Fabian (2003): Bermuda
Fifi (1974): Yucatan Peninsula, Louisiana
Flora (1963): Haiti, Cuba
Floyd (1999): North Carolina, eastern seaboard
Fran (1996): North Carolina
Frances (2004): Florida
Frederic (1979): Alabama and Mississippi
Georges (1998): Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Mississippi
Gilbert (1988): Lesser Antilles, Jamaica, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Gloria (1985): North Carolina, Northeast U.S.
Hattie (1961): Belize, Guatemala
Hazel (1954): Antilles, North and South Carolina
Hilda (1964): Louisiana
Hortense (1996)
Hugo (1989): Antilles, South Carolina
Inez (1966): Lesser Antilles, Hispanola, Cuba, Florida Keys, Mexico
Ione (1955): North Carolina
Iris (2001): Belize, Guatemala
Isabel (2003): North Carolina
Isidore (2002): Cuba, northern Yucatan Peninsula, Louisiana
Ivan (2004): Lesser Antilles, Jamaica, western Cuba, Alabama, western Florida panhandle
Janet (1955): Lesser Antilles, Belize, Mexico
Jeanne (2004): Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, northern Bahamas, Florida
Joan (1988): Curacao, Venezuela, Colombia, Nicaragua (Crossed into the Pacific and became Miriam)
Juan (2003): Nova Scotia
Katrina (2005): South Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama
Keith (2000): Belize, Mexico
Klaus (1990): Martinique
Lenny (1999): Antilles
Lili (2002): Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Louisiana
Luis (1995)
Marilyn (1995): Bermuda
Michelle (2001): Central America, Cuba, northern Bahamas
Mitch (1998): Central America, Nicaragua, Honduras
Opal (1995): Florida Panhandle
Rita (2005): northeast Texas, western Louisiana
Roxanne (1995): Yucatan Peninsula
Stan (2005): Mexico
Wilma (2005): northeast Yucatan Peninsula, Florida

For more information contact National Hurricane Center public affairs at (305) 229-4404 or visit the NHC Web site at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov.

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586. IKE
54 hour 12Z NAM.....


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Quoting IKE:
The deck of cards.....

2011 Hurricane Names

Arlene

Bret

Cindy

Don

Emily

Franklin

Gert

Harvey

Irene

Jose

Katia

Lee

Maria

Nate

Ophelia

Philippe

Rina

Sean

Tammy

Vince

Whitney


Hello everyone, good morning.

Thanks, Ike, for the 2011 list.
Man, some of those names should have been retired they have been used so many times before ..
Like Irene for goodness sakes.. how many Irene's are we going to have to deal with..
She caused a lot of distruction and flooding in my area back in 1999 (think that was the year)

just like "Gordon" in other years....
I am fully Aware "Gordon" is not on this list or the 2005 list but another list.. just using it as another exampl.
We have so many Hurricane Gordon's out there you have to ask which one?

And Didn't we have a major hurricane Cindy in 2005 that hit the Panhandle? Same with Emily??

We should retire the name if it becames a hurricane that hits land.. just my two cents worth!

I see we may get a big start to our "season" next week... hummmm...

take care and enjoy.
Gams
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Quoting Levi32:


I mentioned the time frame in both the video and the blog. The models have low pressure forming as soon as 120 hours, on June 1st.

The anticyclonic flow you speak of is present most of the time over southern Texas during the summer simply because it's so hot, allowing a semi-permanent ridge to exist, but the ridge will be building northeastward from the southern plains.


I guess this will be the point of anticipation in the Atlantic tropics...the subtropical machine in the central Atlantic doesn't look like its going anywhere anymore. Surface low of ex-92L dissipated yesterday. The upper low that produced 92L sort of looked interesting yesterday afternoon when it touched off yet another surface low. The whole thing is retrograding WNW and eventually NW, then will probably get swept out to sea over next days by the storm front approaching the east coast today.
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Quoting bluheelrtx:


My math skills are passable, but my firsthand experience with freefall is rather extensive. A flat falling skydiver (face to earth) falls at an average of about 120mph. It takes approximately 60 seconds to fall 10,000 feet, normally, so those numbers don't seem unreasonable for an aircraft descending in a flat, nose-up attitude.

FYI, a skydiver in a vertical position can exceed 200mph.

Terminal velocity for a prone skydiver is 127 mph.
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582. JRRP
Favorable for Tropical Development

120hr
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Quoting hydrus:
I read ya...I have a family of jumping spiders living in mine..They stay even if it rains tho..Tenacious they are....


Wait a minute,now.....JUMPING spiders ???? Lordy, Lordy.....yikes , just couldn't handle that...noooo
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580. JRRP
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Also I think Hurricane Emily 2005\1993 did not kill enough people to warrant a retirement. Also the Mexican Government may have something to do with this (maybe not reported or something) I vaguely remember someone mentioning this back in 2008.
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Quoting NCHurricane2009:


What's the timeframe for this? A lot of buzz about this kicking off around the start of the season next week.

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/natl/flash-vis. html

By checking HDW-high, can see latest 200 mb streamlines. 200 mb streamlines still showing a lot of westerly flow over the US, some "anticyclonicity" (ridging) to the SW of Texas. Is that the anticyclonicity that is supposed to become the big ridge you hinted at in your blog?


I mentioned the time frame in both the video and the blog. The models have low pressure forming as soon as 120 hours, on June 1st.

The anticyclonic flow you speak of is present most of the time over southern Texas during the summer simply because it's so hot, allowing a semi-permanent ridge to exist, but the ridge will be building northeastward from the southern plains.
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Quoting Levi32:
Good morning.

Tropical Tidbit for Friday, May 27th, with video


What's the timeframe for this? A lot of buzz about this kicking off around the start of the season next week.

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/natl/flash-vis. html

By checking HDW-high, can see latest 200 mb streamlines. 200 mb streamlines still showing a lot of westerly flow over the US, some "anticyclonicity" (ridging) to the SW of Texas. Is that the anticyclonicity that is supposed to become the big ridge you hinted at in your blog?
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Quoting pottery:
Someone with better Math skills than me can work out how long it takes to free-fall from 38,000 @ 38 ft/sec/sec. Terminal velocity comes in there somewhere..
But on the face of it, 3.5 mins seems too fast?

Unless the aircraft went into a dive . . .


My math skills are passable, but my firsthand experience with freefall is rather extensive. A flat falling skydiver (face to earth) falls at an average of about 120mph. It takes approximately 60 seconds to fall 10,000 feet, normally, so those numbers don't seem unreasonable for an aircraft descending in a flat, nose-up attitude.

FYI, a skydiver in a vertical position can exceed 200mph.
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Thanks Levi, Its hard to believe that it is already Tropical tidbit time again.
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Quoting jeffs713:

Still can;t figure out what kind of macabre joke it is to replace Rita with "Rina". It just looks like a combination of Katrina and Rita.


They were lazy when they retired names in 2005.

With Katrina, all they did was drop the r and n to make Katia....with Rita, only switch the t to an 'n.' What a lack of creativity.

They could have used Kasey, Katelin...

They could have used Rachel, Rochelle...something else...

who at the WMO gets to decide these things anyway? LOL


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573. Bijou
C'mon on! Katia?? And Rina?? I'm sure they could have tried a little harder to find names more similar to Katrina and Rita. Like I want to be reminded? At least Whitney doesn't bring to mind the name Wilma.



Quoting IKE:
The deck of cards.....

2011 Hurricane Names

Arlene

Bret

Cindy

Don

Emily

Franklin

Gert

Harvey

Irene

Jose

Katia

Lee

Maria

Nate

Ophelia

Philippe

Rina

Sean

Tammy

Vince

Whitney
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Quoting jeffs713:

Still can;t figure out what kind of macabre joke it is to replace Rita with "Rina". It just looks like a combination of Katrina and Rita.


LOL, that is what I was about to comment too! Good morning all....

And Emily should have been retired, twice. Emily 1987 was vicious, and so was Emily 2005.
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Quoting Waltanater:
Still can;t figure out what kind of macabre joke it is to replace Rita with "Rina". It just looks like a combination of Katrina and Rita.

ROFL!! probably some idiot!

The funny thing is, both "Rina" and "Katia" are variants of "Catherine"--as was "Katrina". Sort of a two-fer...
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Good morning Levi. Thank you for your update and analysis!
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Still can;t figure out what kind of macabre joke it is to replace Rita with "Rina". It just looks like a combination of Katrina and Rita.

ROFL!! probably some idiot!
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Quoting IKE:
The deck of cards.....

2011 Hurricane Names

Arlene

Bret

Cindy

Don

Emily

Franklin

Gert

Harvey

Irene

Jose

Katia

Lee

Maria

Nate

Ophelia

Philippe

Rina

Sean

Tammy

Vince

Whitney


Are you implying that this year we will have 52 storms?! There are only 20 names here, where are the others? LOL.
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Quoting Levi32:
Good morning.

Tropical Tidbit for Friday, May 27th, with video


Good Morning, Levi.
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Good morning.

Tropical Tidbit for Friday, May 27th, with video
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Quoting TampaTom:


Still can't figure out how Emily didn't get retired...

Still can;t figure out what kind of macabre joke it is to replace Rita with "Rina". It just looks like a combination of Katrina and Rita.
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Day 5 GFS 200mb. Could be a rainy week for the peninsula. Day 4 the low was on the east coast.

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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
From San Juan NWS discussion:


THE GFS MODEL GUIDANCE IS FORECASTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW
PRESSURE CENTER JUST SOUTH OF CUBA AND JAMAICA BY THE MIDDLE OF THE
UPCOMING WEEK. THIS LOW WILL THEN MOVE SLOWLY TO THE NORTHEAST
ACROSS CUBA...PRODUCING A LARGE AREA OF MOISTURE ACROSS THE LOCAL
ISLANDS. ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE CENTER IS ALSO EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
NORTH OF PUERTO RICO BY THE END OF UPCOMING WEEK. THESE
FEATURES...IF VERIFY...WILL PRODUCE ANOTHER ROUND OF WET WEATHER
PATTERN OVER THE FA DURING THE BEGINNING OF JUNE. STAY TUNED
I Knew it. June 10 is graduation in Key West. Held in an outdoor stadium. That is the true start of our rainy season. It will rain..it always does. Thank you God. We need the rain, even if it does mess up the graduation. So only the parents get to attend vs the whole town. Or maybe they will get lucky like my class did on the night I graduated. We had one hour of no rain and we got it done at the stadium. Once the ceremonies were over,it started raining. And that was 40+ years ago. Not bad for a weather man with just plain radar.
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Quoting IKE:
The deck of cards.....

2011 Hurricane Names

Arlene

Bret

Cindy

Don

Emily

Franklin

Gert

Harvey

Irene

Jose

Katia

Lee

Maria

Nate

Ophelia

Philippe

Rina

Sean

Tammy

Vince

Whitney


Still can't figure out how Emily didn't get retired...
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Quoting hydrus:
Grothar was on WU blog hiatus..Good morning Keep.
morning hydrus anyway i got to0 go do some work be back for lunch around 12 30
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Quoting Grothar:


Twit!
Please dont be cross....... I will send you a truck load of extra-strength fruity flavored Geritol to aid your ancientness...Glad to see you back in time for the start of what is likely to be a very active season.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
do you even remember where you went


Duh!!!! Vaguely.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Good morning all...It seems most models are agreeing on one thing...Arlene right around the start of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins on Wednesday.
well lets not go that far i would say a invest is poss. right now nothing more till a reflection is on the surface could be a fast spinner have to wait and see how the atmosphere responses got at lest another 36 to 48 hrs worth of models to see first
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555. IKE
The deck of cards.....

2011 Hurricane Names

Arlene

Bret

Cindy

Don

Emily

Franklin

Gert

Harvey

Irene

Jose

Katia

Lee

Maria

Nate

Ophelia

Philippe

Rina

Sean

Tammy

Vince

Whitney
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Quoting Grothar:


Twit!
do you even remember where you went
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
you went somewhere
Grothar was on WU blog hiatus..Good morning Keep.
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Good morning all...It seems most models are agreeing on one thing...Arlene right around the start of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins on Wednesday.
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551. IKE
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
models are meant to be for guidance only things can and will change been latch on this a few days now lets see if it continues i dont think i can wait ike i got to post those numbers i got 4 more days to wait

lol
lol....

4 days....
16 hours...
5 minutes and it officially starts....
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
you went somewhere


Twit!
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549. Jax82
Quoting aquak9:
0.05, Ike? Really? REALLY??!!

you'll just brag about anything to make me feel insufficient!


Good news though, da wunderground forecast shows 50% chance of t-storms today, and 20% from here on out. Or an 80% chance it wont rain after today, depends on how you look at it :)
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