Last day of hurricane season?

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:08 PM GMT on December 08, 2005

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Epsilon is finally dying. Fifty knots of wind shear have ripped away Epsilon's deep convection, and Epsilon is now just a swirl of low clouds. Today will be the final day of Epsilon's life, and likely the final day of the Hurricane Season of 2005. There is still a possibility that an extratropical low expected to form from Epsilon's remnants and drift slowly westward may be able to generate into Tropical Storm Zeta by the middle of next week, but I give this only a 30% chance of happening. Water temperatures are a cool 22-23C in the region. While both Delta and Epsilon did form from similar extratropical lows in the same region, the computer models are predicting that the new storm will have a more limited amount of time to develop (four days) before it gets recurved northeastward by a trough of low pressure. This probably is not enough time for it to make the transition to a tropical storm.

Jeff Masters

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235. davefoster
5:07 AM GMT on December 10, 2005
First off, great blog Jeff.

I was unexpectedly surprised that Epsilon managed to hang-in there for so long considering the harsh conditions it had to put up with. Epsilon was a hurricane for 23 consecutive advisories bar one - that's near enough 6 days.
Just how did it manage it? What exactly was driving it? I could only think that it might have been the temperature differential alone between the SST and the 200mb level. I felt really sorry for the guys at the NHC, they sure were glum at times as Epsilon faded then immediately bounced back on the next advisory.

Dave

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234. billsfaninsofla
8:02 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Hi 21, Palm
Happy b-day 7days

I know what you mean about the shopping.. I haven't even started yet and I have ones to ship up North.. and my daughter......yikes.......IPOD/cell phone .. you name it..
Boss doesn't know it yet, but I'm planning on taking off Monday...

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233. Pensacola21
6:37 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Gamma - I agree with Palm, great pics...

:)
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232. 7daysnopowerfrancis
6:36 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Hi everyone,

Tomorrow is my birthday. It's December 9th and about 85 degrees out.

Just want to rub it in to all you people dealing with winter storms.

I am dreaming of a day at the beach on Christmas.
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231. Pensacola21
6:27 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
:O)
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230. palmbeacher
6:15 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
HI Gamma, Great pictures!
229. palmbeacher
6:14 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
LOL that is good I cant say it twice!
Oh I know you can't find a xbox 360 anywhere
and they are sooo expensive. But, they have to
have the newer and better things. It never ends!
228. Pensacola21
6:11 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
LOL, I bet...

I might as well have kids, with all my nieces and nephews and little sis and bro's... Ohh lord!!!

Last year my little sis wanted a Neo Pet Desk Set (try to say that 5 times fast).. I couldn't find one anywheere!
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227. seflagamma
6:11 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Hello Bug,
I still got to do my story on your blog.
Will get it done, I promise. I do enjoy reading all of the others' stories.

Also, for those that do not know. I now have a blog; in the learning stages and no Wilma pictures yet, but hope to get them up soon. I do have a few family pics. Please anyone, please feel free to drop by and say hello!

And yes, our weather was beautiful this morning now we have some grey clouds moving in. Bummer!!!
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226. palmbeacher
6:08 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
It's coming to fast isn't it?!!
My kids want everything under the sun.
225. Pensacola21
6:07 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Ohhh girl, don't even say that word to me... You JUST DO NOT KNOW, ohhhh you dont know......lol
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224. palmbeacher
6:06 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
My boss is out golfing so
I am watching tv and playing around
on here. Hoping to leave at 2 I have
so much shopping to do its not even
funny.
223. Pensacola21
6:04 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Hey Palm, I missed u!!!
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222. palmbeacher
6:01 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Hello! I am back
done working, still cant leave
though. Happy Happy
Friday to all in Wunderland!!
221. Pensacola21
5:55 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Hey Billsfan, how are ya?
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220. billsfaninsofla
5:39 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
hey... you guys are contagious.. clouding up here now
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219. palmettobug53
5:38 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Thanks to all the folks that have been posting on my Christmas blogs. It's been interesting to see what stories everyone has to tell. Stop by and share, if you have a chance!
Nice to see some sunshine here today!
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218. seflagamma
5:13 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Hey Dude, 21, Dee, Bills, Palm and whoever else I missed.
Just a quick hello, I really don't need to be reading blogs today at work! LOL...catch you all later.
Feel better
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217. Pensacola21
5:07 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Hey PALM!! You go girl!!!
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216. palmbeacher
5:05 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
I am actually working (for once!)
I will check back in a couple of
minutes.
215. palmbeacher
5:02 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
HI!!!
Happy Friday
214. weatherdude65
5:02 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Hey palm!
213. palmbeacher
4:59 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
boo!!!
I seem to miss you guys all the time!
Dee, Feel Better get lots of rest.
If you start clucking and growing
feathers then you need to worry!
212. Pensacola21
4:54 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
lol, i wish she would come out!!

Bye Dee!

Dude - You have mail.
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211. weatherdude65
4:50 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Palm must be in hiding :-)
210. Pensacola21
4:47 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Hey Palm wherever you are!!
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209. stormydee
4:46 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
oh well, Im heading home and to bed...catch up with you next week.
please everyone, have a better weekend than me.
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208. Pensacola21
4:46 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Deeee - Yikes!! You need to go to the doc. just for precaution... :-)
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207. stormydee
4:35 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
see, a bunch of oriental people cut in front of us getting off the boat...now Im freaked cause I read this article China Treats fifth human bird flu successfully:
She got feverish on Oct. 30 with 38 degrees Celsius of body temperature. Then her condition worsened with more flu symptoms like coughs and shortness of breath on Nov. 3. She suffered from respiratory exhaustion on Nov. 7, about one week after falling sick.
But, I haven't handled any chickens....thank goodness!
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206. Pensacola21
4:33 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Good plan Dee :-)

Now it is getting kind of cloudy here.. hmmmm..
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205. stormydee
4:31 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
No sun up here...yet!
I just want to sleep.....Zzzzz! Thats my weekend plan!
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204. Pensacola21
4:30 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Hey everyone, Stormy, I'm sorry you feel bad...
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203. billsfaninsofla
4:24 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
so sorry Stormy.. my son had the flu and bronchitis this week.. he finally started feeling better yesterday....go home and rest!
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202. weatherdude65
4:23 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
I SEE THE SUN!!! I SEE THE SUN!!! LOL
201. weatherdude65
4:17 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Hey stormy...sorry you dont feel good :-(
200. stormydee
4:09 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
good morning everyone...hows everyone doing?
Im not doing good...Ive been sick ever since I got off that boat Monday...and today, I feel even worse...I think I have the flu....not sure... :-(
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199. palmbeacher
3:40 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Good morning. The
sun is out!!
198. HurricaneTeen
3:36 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Looking at the loop, the remnant of Epsilon appears to have lost most of it low clouds, and the outer surviving bands that looked to be refiring are also dissipating. Of course, I could be wrong, but I think the likelihood of this storm reaching less sheared parts of the Atlantic, much less reforming, are slim indeed.
197. Pensacola21
3:24 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Sunny and 43 degrees here... Beautiful, but cold..
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196. weatherdude65
2:54 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
good morning....partly cloudy today high of 76....a lot better than yesterdays rain....
195. TampaSteve
2:31 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
NO TROPICAL CYCLONE ACTIVITY

Partly cloudy and 68 here in Tampa...on the way to a high of 78 today...ya gotta love it!
194. TampaSteve
2:26 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
KatrinaRitaWilmaZeta wrote:

"atmosweather when was the last time a cat 5 hurricane made landfall in the usa and was the K storm one of them?"

Prior to this season, there have been three hurricanes that made US landfall at Cat 5: Andrew in 1992, Camille in 1969, and the Labor Day hurricane in 1935.
193. seflagamma
1:36 PM GMT on December 09, 2005
Good Morning all,
Beautiful morning in SE Florida, Broward county has nice mild temps, sunny skys and very light breeze. This is the type of weather we move to the tropics to get in the winter time! Hope you all have a wonderful day. If you are getting bad weather, please bundle up and stay warm. Gamma
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192. theboldman
8:49 AM GMT on December 09, 2005
wow your in ca too wow what aprt im in sacramento i remember snow like i said i just dont remember the time it happened saw it on the news i think
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191. stormygeorge60
8:48 AM GMT on December 09, 2005
yes thats what i think it was sometime i dont remember when but parts of the vsalley had snow
190. Inyo
8:30 AM GMT on December 09, 2005
in janurary 2002, i believe it was, it snowed up to an inch around Woodland, CA and enough snow to stick in Davis. It also snowed in the low hills around SF.

It rained on the snow a few hours and it was all soon gone. but it was pretty neat to see Davis in snow.. i still have pictures around somewhere.

A few years before that we hit snow around Coalinga on highway 5. Ironically, the Grapevine was totally free of snow. It must have been cold air trapped in the valley like someone said
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189. theboldman
4:45 AM GMT on December 09, 2005
hey see ya david keep wishing for that snow i just might happen
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188. KatrinaRitaWilmaZeta
4:44 AM GMT on December 09, 2005
well ever one oh is on her good night be back when DR M have his new blog updat but in tell then good night
187. theboldman
4:42 AM GMT on December 09, 2005
i remember it i know it happened something happened like cold air got trapped in the valley and it snowed it was like back in like the 90s or something
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186. KatrinaRitaWilmaZeta
4:38 AM GMT on December 09, 2005
theboldman when did they had snow?
185. theboldman
4:34 AM GMT on December 09, 2005
im mean better lol
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