The Hurricane Season of 2005 finally ends!

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 9:51 PM GMT on January 06, 2006

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Tropical Storm Zeta has finally disintegrated into a remnant low, and the National Hurricane Center has issued its last advisory for the Hurricane Season of 2005. In the words of NHC forecaster Stacy Stewart in the final discussion on Zeta:

I suppose it is only fitting that the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season ends with a record breaking storm. Today, Zeta surpassed 1954 Alice #2 as the longest-lived tropical cyclone to form in December and cross over into the next year. Zeta was also the longest-lived January tropical cyclone. In addition, Zeta resulted in the 2005 season having the largest accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) surpassing the 1950 season. So, until the 2006 season begins...unless Zeta somehow makes an unlikely miracle comeback...this is the National Hurricane Center signing off for 2005...finally.

Re-writing the record book for Atlantic hurricanes
The official NHC final report for Hurricane Epsilon is out, and says:

"Epsilon, the record-setting 26th and final named tropical cyclone of the 2005 hurricane season..."

So, we'll have to re-write the record books for the Hurricane Season of 2005, as well as the entire historical record book for Atlantic hurricanes. I'm guessing Dr. Franklin felt a tad uneasy when he penned that line on December 16. I know I felt a little uneasy when I wrote my "final" blog on the Hurricane Season of 2005 after Epsilon finally dissipated. Is there a Tropical Storm Zeta lurking in the future, I wondered? Maybe so...

So let's close the books on the Hurricane Season of 2005, and hope we never see anything like it in our lifetimes. I do believe that this was a once-in-a-lifetime hurricane season. Even if it turns out that global warming proves to have a dramatic impact on Atlantic hurricanes in the coming decades, I seriously doubt I'll live to see another season with 27 named storms, or a season with three of the six most intense hurricanes of all time.

I posted a revised list of the records set during the Hurricane Season of 2005; if I've made any major omissions or errors, let me know!

Coming next week: Late-season Atlantic tropical cyclones: has there been an increase in recent years?

Jeff Masters

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104. TampaSteve
7:01 PM GMT on January 09, 2006
People will be talking about the 2005 season for a long, long time to come...I'm glad it's finally over...
103. matilda101
5:52 PM GMT on January 09, 2006
Bill
During the storm I thought it couldn't get worst than what we had in the morning 8-9 am. I was expecting the eye to go right over us but it went to our north yes we had some lulls but the worst of the hurricane occurred for me about 10-11am on the backside of the hurricane that is when I witnessed the most destruction. I'm on the top floor of a 7 story building. My apartment was shaking back and force equalvent to a 5.0 earthquake (been thru one) I was on my bed and you could easily feel the motion. My floor lamp was swaying back and forth as well as my hanging dining room light. The water in the toliets were going up and down by 6 inches due to the suction. The whistling on the west windows was nerve whacking. My neighbors were saying they could see the windows breathing ( bowing in and out) during the worst of Wilma. You that those winds had to be over 110 mph with gusts at times to 120 or more. I truly believe we had a cat 3 storm. What really irked me was having that boat show so soon after the storm. We weren't ready for tourists let alone people at the beach. Most of the hotels were damaged by Wilma. Stupid on their part

Daniel
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102. ProgressivePulse
4:55 PM GMT on January 09, 2006
Yeah, thanks to all that contributed this year, I look forward to next season. If there is one valuble lesson that I think the whole country should have learned in this record season is expect the unexpected.
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101. billsfaninsofla
5:11 AM GMT on January 09, 2006
*hear=here....
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100. billsfaninsofla
5:09 AM GMT on January 09, 2006
Matilda...thank you for the apology, but not necessary..my aggravation of all this is boiling over, starting from everyone trying to hush-hush Wilma (certainly they didn't want tourists to know how bad it really was), dealing with Citizens over my claim (roof gone, $40-50,000 interior damage, mold etc...).. Underground wires would be great, especially if a dry storm, wet storm may be other issues. Who wouldn't want impact windows? but not everyone can afford them and they aren't going to give them away..
Funny....I've talked to over 20 people from Sea Ranch Lakes/Laud-by-the-Sea and they all said the worst for them was over by 7:30 am....... odd.. worst hear was from 10 am-12...you got it until noontime?
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99. ForecasterColby
5:02 AM GMT on January 09, 2006
Claire nearly a 'hurricane'
98. Skyepony (Mod)
4:54 AM GMT on January 09, 2006
Hey Atmos~ I didn't realize we were under a red flag warning today. Then the news informs & adds~ Brevard has another fire bug. 7 brush fires in Port St John today. Luckily the humidity is going back up.
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97. lightning10
2:50 AM GMT on January 09, 2006
Well there was like 3-4 real weak storms that droped some rain. The most was like 0.08 inches. There was a storm here a week ago that droped 2.09 inches of rain in Whittier hills. A little less here in the flater lands. That same storm was expected to drop 5+ inches. Most of the energy stayed north(like always). It was 87 degrees here on Friday.
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96. atmosweather
2:44 AM GMT on January 09, 2006
Oh ok. How is the rain situation there? I could do with some over here in Central Florida. Have only had an inch since the end of October.
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95. lightning10
2:20 AM GMT on January 09, 2006
I live in Whittier,CA its in Southern California. Its in the San Gabriel Valley.

Its at the south eastern part of the boarder of LA and Orange county.
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94. atmosweather
2:10 AM GMT on January 09, 2006
Hey boldman :)
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93. atmosweather
2:08 AM GMT on January 09, 2006
Hey boldman :)
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92. theboldman
1:45 AM GMT on January 09, 2006
hey guys
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91. atmosweather
1:41 AM GMT on January 09, 2006
Hey lightning :) Where are you exactly?

Yeah the last time it rained in Phoenix was October 1st.
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90. lightning10
1:31 AM GMT on January 09, 2006
Last Winter I remember I would cheak the weather every few hours cause it was storm after storm after storm.

This year on the other hand this year high pressure has ruled with an iron fist in the south west. I only need to see my citys page once a day if that.

I herd that in Phoenix,AZ that the last time it rained was back in October.
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89. turtlehurricane
11:07 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
i hav updated my blog
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88. atmosweather
10:01 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
Hey everyone :)

I have posted my second update of my official outlook for the 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Everyone is welcome to check it out and comment on it. I am also going to be posting a few competitions and contests to test prediction skills, which again are open to everyone.

Have a great afternoon

Rich
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87. weatherboyfsu
7:32 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
I looked at your site.......somethings wrong........heres another site info.........

WTXS31 PGTW 081500
MSGID/GENADMIN/NAVPACMETOCCEN PEARL HARBOR HI/JTWC//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING//
RMKS/
1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 05S (CLARE) WARNING NR 003
01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN SOUTHIO
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
---
WARNING POSITION:
081200Z --- NEAR 16.9S 118.9E
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS - 230 DEGREES AT 11 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 060 NM
POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 045 KT, GUSTS 055 KT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 045 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
040 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
040 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
045 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
REPEAT POSIT: 16.9S 118.9E
---
FORECASTS:
12 HRS, VALID AT:
090000Z --- 18.3S 117.3E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 050 KT, GUSTS 065 KT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 055 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
050 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
050 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
055 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 215 DEG/ 09 KTS
---
24 HRS, VALID AT:
091200Z --- 19.8S 116.1E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 055 KT, GUSTS 070 KT
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 010 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
010 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
010 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
010 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 065 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
055 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
055 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
065 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 36 HR POSIT: 205 DEG/ 09 KTS
---
36 HRS, VALID AT:
100000Z --- 21.5S 115.2E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 055 KT, GUSTS 070 KT
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 015 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
010 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
OVER WATER
010 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
OVER WATER
015 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 070 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
OVER WATER
055 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
OVER WATER
050 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
OVER WATER
060 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 48 HR POSIT: 200 DEG/ 10 KTS
---
EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
48 HRS, VALID AT:
101200Z --- 23.4S 114.5E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 040 KT, GUSTS 050 KT
DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
VECTOR TO 72 HR POSIT: 185 DEG/ 09 KTS
---
72 HRS, VALID AT:
111200Z --- 26.9S 114.1E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 020 KT, GUSTS 030 KT
DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
---
REMARKS:
081500Z POSITION NEAR 17.2S 118.5E.
TROPICAL CYCLONE (TC) 05S (CLARE), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 205 NM NORTH
OF PORT HEDLAND, AUSTRALIA, HAS TRACKED SOUTHWESTWARD AT 11 KNOTS
OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. TC 05S WILL CONTINUE TO TRACK ALONG THE
NORTHWESTERN PERIPHERY OF THE MID LEVEL STEERING RIDGE OVER THE NEXT
24 HOURS. AFTER TAU 24, AN APPROACHING MIDLATITUDE TROUGH WILL BEGIN
TO WEAKEN THE WESTERN EXTENT OF THE MID LEVEL STEERING RIDGE, CAUSING
THE SYSTEM TO BEGIN TO ROUND THE RIDGE AXIS THROUGH TAU 72. THE
SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO INTENSIFY IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF LIGHT TO
MODERATE VERTICAL WIND SHEAR WITH WESTWARD AND DEVELOPING POLEWARD
OUTFLOW CHANNELS BUT WILL RAPIDLY WEAKEN AFTER LANDFALL NEAR TAU 36.
MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 081200Z IS 14 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS
AT 082100Z, 090300Z, 090900Z AND 091500Z.//
NNNN

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86. acduke
7:21 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
oh and sorry about the "weather boy" reference i didn't mean you...my parents used to call me that when i would run outside into the thunderstorms with my video camera.
85. acduke
7:18 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
so we're talking southern hemisphere business here...

the strongest quadrant should be swapped to the southwest right? so if the track is just to the left of karratha, the weaker winds would be on that side? although it seems from the motion from the north to the south that the southeast quad would be strong too when adding the forward progress...oh no don't want to get into that argument again from wilma!
84. acduke
7:13 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
thanks.

here's the link that showed the 260km/hr or about 158mph by the time she makes landfall tonight near karratha (lower down in the remarks section):

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDW60277.shtml
83. weatherboyfsu
7:08 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
I just looked at the forecast for claire.....It is going to be a minor event......Maybe 75 mph at best.....some beneficial rain, nothing more......lost power and flooding.........maybe a tornado.......thats it.........she will be alright
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82. weatherboyfsu
6:58 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
Its called CLARE......Its on the edge of becoming a typhoon or whirly whirly, whatever they call a hurricane down there, here is another site with a lot of info........



Link
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81. weatherboyfsu
6:55 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
HEY ACDUKE, hear you go, satellites for your storm in Austalia:


Link
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80. acduke
6:35 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
OMG you know that cyclone headed for australia?!? i looked it up and its a dead-center hit on my friend Karla's town of Karratha! expected to reach nearly 160mph winds! i was just talking with her a few weeks ago about hurricanes and she said they haven't had a cyclone in forever and they usually aren't that bad. then the last week or so she said they've been getting rain which is very unusual. i spoke with her the night before last on MSN and she didn't say anything about any cyclones and last night i wasn't feeling well so i didn't go online so i didn't get to talk to her. dammmit thats what i'm supposed to do is warn her for crying out flippin loud but no "mr. weatherboy" screws this one up and she lives in a remote area outside town and who knows if they even know its coming and its a MONSTER omg i hope she gets online before power goes out but its 2:30am there!!!

i'm freaking out because i don't think they are prepared there at all and its a remote desert area and who knows if they even listen to the weather she says its only sunny there all flippin year they don't need to watch the weather she just told me that like 2 weeks ago. ok sorry i need to calm down. but seriously i'm worried guys. how can i get all the storm info? do they have vortex reports from recon and are there t-number estimates on it or floater satellites? is there a computer model? shear this mother apart please but the forcast says it won't.
79. KatrinaRitaWilmaZeta
5:31 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
atmosweather mail for you
78. dallastornado1957
5:27 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
From the DFW area:
Now
A red flag warning...for very high fire danger conditions...remains in effect for all of North Texas through 6 PM tonight. Southwest to south surface winds will continue throughout the day. Speeds will continue to be in the 10 to 20 mph range with gusts to 25 mph possible. Across North Texas...relative humidity values currently range from just under 20% in the northwest near Graham...Bowie...and Gainesville...to almost 50% in the southeast near Rockdale... Centerville...and Palestine. Humidities will continue to lower a few more degrees throughout the day as temperatures increase. Outside burning bans exist for all North Texas counties until further notice. Report all wildfires and smoke to the nearest law enforcement office.
77. acduke
5:06 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
oh and i would like to point out to all you florida people...and my grandparents in indiatlantic...

YESTERDAY IT WAS 62 IN KANSAS CITY! lol

well that red flag warning is creeping up from the south...

...and i'm transfering to missouri state university this semester which is down south right in the middle of the warnings

maybe i can get a discount on tuition if i catch on fire?!?

i've always wanted to photograph a fire tornado.

seriously though i remember going down to florida in 2000 and the fires smelled so bad...bleh! it would suck. it would suck very bad.
76. turtlehurricane
4:57 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
i ahv updated my winter weather blog
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75. turtlehurricane
4:55 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
i hav updated my winter weather blog.
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74. acduke
4:51 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
jeffB -

yeah, we have a lot of lines like that in my neighborhood that are underground but i've yet to hear about roots pulling them out. although i live on the side of the neighborhood which has underground lines connected to the above ground lines of the area behind me, it doesn't do any good.

in the great ice storm of 2002 (where we got like 2 inches of ice and mcdonald's blew up) across the street everyone got their power back in two days or less and we had to go for just over a week...but this isn't like your southeastern ice storms. we were freezing. outdoor daytime temps didn't escape the teens and even with a fire in the stove it dipped to 38 in the house...so we treked across town to our grandparents who were out of town in sunny florida (we had to clear about 4 downed trees along the way) to enjoy their gas heat and huge firewood supply.
73. jeffB
4:11 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
Each time there's a big ice storm or tropical disturbance here (central North Carolina), there are people who spend weeks without power, and there are renewed calls to put electric lines underground. The last time there was a big discussion about this, I heard an interesting claim: underground service might not help that much, because when trees go over, their roots pull up underground lines! And, of course, *repairing* underground lines is more difficult and expensive than fixing aerial lines.

I find this claim hard to accept. Sure, trees pull up root balls when they go over, but:

-- The extent of the root ball that actually comes up is usually much smaller than the area covered by the top of the tree. Particularly for tall pines, which might pull up a fifteen-foot circle, but reach fifty or seventy feet when they fall over.

-- Lots of our damage, particularly in ice storms, comes from falling *branches*, which don't disturb the root system.

-- In fact, for ice storms, the lines can come by all by themselves.

I think the main reason it won't happen here is pure expense. It would hit the power companies, the power customers, and everybody else (as we trench roads and highways, etc.)

Oh, wait, that's right -- if it hits power customers, there *isn't* anybody else. :-)
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72. matilda101
3:58 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
With Katrina especially in New Orleans. The question is not only to build a stronger home but what is the goverment going to do with a city that is up 9 feet below sea level. If current thinking stands that Katrina was a 3 cat instead of a 4 is the city safe from any future major hurricane. Will the levees be built much stronger and taller. They now say the city will be lucky to be 1/2 as populated as before. That means it would lucky to hit 240,000 people. The census in 1970 the city had 593,000 people. The 2005 hurricane season will haunt as for a very long time.
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71. haydn
12:07 PM GMT on January 08, 2006
Atmosweather,

I used Augusta as a reference point. The NWS map I used didn't have my city on it. I'm about 15 miles away in Aiken. ForecasterColby has a web site. Do you have a place where you post your forecasts? I'm interested in reading them. I have my own thoughts about next season. I think the season may start early. ENSO is neutral and may head for a weak La Nina and the sst in the tropics and subtropics are above normal. The only other variable I can think of is the shifting of the jet stream and the westerlies allowing low shear in formation areas. I don't mean to be pessimistic about 2006, but I hope people take the time to have a plan in place if a storm comes. Even where I live a hurricane that comes up the Savannah river valley will do much damage where I live if it stronger than Hugo. Columbia had 120 mph winds. I had 50-60.

I read that poeple in FL may have to get new windows. Some just don't have the money for that kind of stuff. Souds like a legal nightmare coming. After Katrina guess what FEMA put up as shelters.....A TRAILER.....We all know what happens to trailers....poof they're gone.....FEMA means for them to be a temporary shelter. That is good for the moment and is needed. I wonder how many people will choose not to build a new stronger home. Time will tell.

I could ramble on, but it's time for breakfast. To all who read this, have a good day.


70. atmosweather
5:13 AM GMT on January 08, 2006
Hey hadyn :)

By the way I was only joking about signing off. I am as aware as anyone that there could be tropical activity early, even this month is possible but unlikely. So I will stick around and keep analyzing the long range models to update my 2006 season forecasts. I also like reading Dr. Masters' wonderful blogs so I cannot really leave.

I think you are too far away from any records there in SC. The record for January 8th in Augusta is in the teens, so the temperature would have to drop some yet before you could see records. I live in the rural areas of Orlando and it is already 33 at midnight with frost on the ground. The record is 28 so here we will probably break the record as temperatures are falling at about 1.2 degrees per hour with at least 6 hours of cooling left. Could be the coldest morning for any date in Orlando since 1999.
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69. haydn
3:58 AM GMT on January 08, 2006
It's cold here is SC too. We are in the high 20's near Augusta, GA. Don't know if it's near any records. Now that the hurricane is over, I have noticed some signing off till June 1st. I think the season will start early this year. Now that some are signing off, are there many blogs written by Dr. Masters until then? In the current entry, next week is the time for the next blog. There are still plenty of things to talk about. ....droughts and why so strong now....I'll have to think of some other topics. Anyone who has been here a while know what happens until the next season starts? I don't intend to sign off.
68. StellarCyclone
3:28 AM GMT on January 08, 2006
Even though it is just symbolic, the official ending of the 2005 hurricane season is a welcome relief. I know many people are in misery still - many near me along the northern gulf coast and elsewhere are still homeless or have lost love ones. What is the meaning of this? Is it just a natural cycle? I will continue to pray and consider it all. Hopefully the 2006 season won't be starting anytime soon but I suspect it too will be a rough season but who really knows.
67. turtlehurricane
3:20 AM GMT on January 08, 2006
40 degrees as of 10:15 here in inland broward florida.
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66. Trouper415
3:10 AM GMT on January 08, 2006
Hello all. Anyone have a good website for weather achives? I want to do some comparing and contrasting with weather of the past and weather now. Anything will help as I dont have many recourses. THanks!!!

73
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65. ForecasterColby
3:09 AM GMT on January 08, 2006
Why? Other than SST anomalies cooling a bit, there's nothing unfavorable for next year - and the hint of La Nina is apparently established.

Anyway, the Aussies use a different classification system - see the thread on my site, it's posted there.
64. Trouper415
3:02 AM GMT on January 08, 2006
Wow those are some impressive storm stats. We're going to see a very mild 2006.
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63. KatrinaRitaWilmaZeta
2:23 AM GMT on January 08, 2006
atmosweather mail for you
62. quakeman55
2:03 AM GMT on January 08, 2006
Yeah, it'd be like our July...but then again we did have Dennis and Emily and they got to the status of the most intense July hurricane on record, respectively...so that really doesn't surprise me too much.
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61. ForecasterColby
2:01 AM GMT on January 08, 2006
Atmos, it's the southern hemisphere. This is their late August.

Some info can be found in the 'Tropical Discussion' forum at my site Link
60. atmosweather
1:35 AM GMT on January 08, 2006
That's very unusual for this time of year. Wow. A severe tropical cyclone.
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59. Fast5
1:03 AM GMT on January 08, 2006
Is this Normal this time of year for Australia?

Cyclone approaching WA coast


January 08, 2006

A CYCLONE off Western 's Pilbara coast is expected to intensify and move closer to land tomorrow.

Residents and travellers along the Pilbara coast have been warned that category-one cyclone Clare will likely impact on Tuesday.

The weather bureau today issued a cyclone warning for coastal areas between Cape Leveque and Port Hedland, while a watch extends from Port Hedland southwest to Exmouth.

At 5am (WST), Clare was 205 km northwest of Cape Leveque and 310 km north northwest of Broome, moving west southwest at 24 kph.

The bureau said Clare was expected to move parallel to the coastline for the next 24 hours. It was expected to intensify into a severe tropical cyclone in the next two days.

Clare is set to move closer to the coast during tomorrow and Tuesday, and affect the Pilbara coast by Tuesday.


http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story/0,20281,17761474-5001028,00.html
58. KatrinaRitaWilmaZeta
12:55 AM GMT on January 08, 2006
atmosweather mail for you
57. atmosweather
12:29 AM GMT on January 08, 2006
Ok Turtle, thanks. Right now (7:30) it is 42 in rural Orange County, and the low is supposed to be 32. Do you think we will go below that since we are only 10 degrees off?
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56. atmosweather
12:27 AM GMT on January 08, 2006
Yeah Colby. Amazing


In the past two years: (two year averages)


Tropical Cyclones: 46 (average is 23)
Named Storms: 42 (average is 22)
Hurricanes: 23/24 (Cindy) (average is 12)
Major Hurricanes: 13 (average is 4)
Category 4+ Hurricanes: 10 (average is 3)
Category 5 Hurricanes: 4/5 (Emily) (average is 1)
ACE Index: 470 (average is 186)
Tropical Cyclones to make landfall in U.S: 16 (average is 7)
Hurricanes to make landfall in U.S: 10/11 (average is 4)
Major Hurricanes to make landfall in U.S: 7 (average is 1)


Quite sensational.
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55. turtlehurricane
12:07 AM GMT on January 08, 2006
i have issued a special cold advisory on my blog, if u r in south florida u should look at it. make preperations for cold now!
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54. turtlehurricane
11:56 PM GMT on January 07, 2006
atmos, the normal forecast dropped by a few degrees but, it is still way off. here in weston florida my thermometer is reading 47 and the low was supposed to be around 36! the sun just set btw
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