Cyclopsychic research breakthrough proves hurricanes/global warming connection

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 12:16 PM GMT on April 01, 2008

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A stunning new breakthrough in hurricane research has conclusively settled the matter: global warming is making Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms more frequent. The new research, accepted for publication later this millennium in The Journal of Irreproducible Results, offers incontrovertible proof that global warming has increased Atlantic named storms by 57-67% over the past century. Using the pioneering new techniques of cyclopsychic storm detection and psychomortorodentiatempestology, the researchers, Professors Peter Webcaster and Judith Flurryfury of the Georgia Institute of Technophobia, and Dr. Greg Hallmonitor of the Colorado Association for Research and Modeling of the Atmosphere (CARMA), showed unequivocally that the lack of satellite measurements and aircraft reconnaissance in the early part of the hurricane record led to only a modest undercount of Atlantic tropical storms. Thus, more than half of the observed increase in named storms in the past century can be attributed to global warming.

"It's well-known that the number of Atlantic named storms has risen from 7-9 per year 100 years ago to 14-15 per year during the present active hurricane period that began in 1995," commented Professor Webcaster in an interview today. "Some MEEAT-loving hurricane researchers (Measure Everything, Everywhere, All the Time) have claimed that this rise was not real, since satellites and reconnaissance aircraft were not around to detect storms early in the hurricane record. We've made efforts in the past to quantify the number of 'missed' historical Atlantic storms using estimates of historical shipping traffic density, and computer regression models that compare recent well-observed storm activity to past storm activity. However, these studies have been pooh-poohed by the MEEAT men, who refuse to believe any science that comes out of a model. So, I began thinking about how we could actually go about observing historical Atlantic storms that were 'missed'. I began thinking the problem in a new light after watching my favorite episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Timescape", where subspace entity mistakenly lays her eggs in the warp core singularity of a Romulan warship, creating a temporal anomaly that forces time to flow backwards. This inspired me to think outside the box, and it occurred to me that paranormal methods might offer a way to see back in time and make actual observations of past storms--and offer a technophobic solution to the problem, as encouraged by the charter of my university, the Georgia Institute of Technophobia."



Figure 1. Cyclopsychic observations of "missing" Atlantic tropical storms during the 20th century. All observations were performed by trained cyclopsychic Madame Cyclotropia. Note the significant drop in "missed" storms beginning in the 1940s, corresponding to the advent of aircraft reconnaissance, and in the 1970s, when satellite coverage of the Atlantic Ocean began.

Webcaster teamed with Hallmonitor and Flurryfury to experiment with a variety of paranormal techniques to make actual observations of past "missing" storms, using Ouija Boards, crystal ball gazing, the Magic Eight Ball, and channeling of restless dead spirits. Initial experiments proved discouraging, though, when the researchers attempted to perform the study themselves. "We were feeling depressed about how the research was going, having just stayed up late one Friday night in Greg's lab in Boulder trying to get the dang Magic Eight Ball to say something other than just REPLY HAZY, TRY AGAIN LATER," related Dr. Webcaster. "So, we decided to give up for the night and down a few shots of grape jello spiked with grain alcohol and delve into Greg's extensive collection of Zippy the Pinhead comic books. After a few jello shots and Zippy comics, we got feeling pretty loose, and, Yow! Decided to trek down to Pearl Street to check out the weekend psychic fair. Well, we got to staggering around the tents of the psychic fair, belting out the sorrowful lyrics of our own version of "Somewhere over the rainbow" we made up:

Somewhere, over the ocean
Back in time
Cyclones formed and decayed
Unseen by humankind

Somehow, we'll find out how many
Before we die
But it doesn't look good
'Cause the Magic Eight Ball lies!

Suddenly, we saw a mysterious shadowy figure beckoning to us from the entrance of a nearby tent, which was emblazoned with the words, Madame Cyclotropia: Psychic Readings for Troubled Atmospheric Scientists. 'I can help you find your missing storms', the seer in the shadows croaked, 'for I know much that is hidden. Come into my lair, and I will reveal the key to unlocking the mysteries of storms long past'. Greg and I looked at each other, shrugged, walked in her tent, and the rest is history."

Once in Madame Cyclotropia's tent, the researchers quickly realized that their limited scientific training could not hope to allow them to conduct rigorous paranormal research. Only a true cyclopsychic with "The Gift" could see back into the dim mists of time to divine the existence of heretofore unknown tropical cyclones. Using her cyclopsychic gift, Madame Cyclotropia correctly divined the past tracks of numerous known storms the scientists challenged her with. However, when asked to divine the existence of "missing" Atlantic storms that had not made it into the official database, she prophesied that she would only be able to do so if the scientists would write her into their latest grant proposal. This grant proposal would surely get funded, she predicted. The scientists eagerly agreed, and headed back to the lab to work on the new proposal.

Webcaster, Hallmonitor, and Flurryfury's proposal, titled, "Using a Trained Cyclopsychic to Divine Past Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity", was submitted to the Foundation for Atmospheric Research for Science and Education (FARSE) in early 2007 and accepted later that year. After receiving their grant money, the scientists began spending long nights in Madame Cyclotropia's tent, documenting her revelations from the four primary cyclopsychic techniques: Ouija Board, crystal ball gazing, the Magic Eight Ball, and channeling of restless dead spirits. According to Dr. Hallmonitor, "We were thrilled when the first three techniques we tried all yielded virtually identical results, showing the robustness of our experimental methodology. The three techniques all showed a noticeable drop in the number of "missed" storms in the 1940s, when aircraft reconnaissance became available, and in the 1970s, when satellites coverage began over the Atlantic Ocean. However, when we tried to channel restless dead spirits, we ran into a roadblock. We couldn't find any restless dead spirits with an interest or knowledge of historical Atlantic hurricanes. We happily attributed this to the propensity of dead meteorologists to wind up inside Heaven's Pearly Gates, but were sad that our research would lack this crucial final proof of its validity. We were about to give up when Peter then hit upon the idea of contacting the spirits of groundhogs, who are known for their weather prognosticating ability. Some of these prognosticating rodents might have unfinished business that would keep their restless souls adrift in the ether, available for consultation on weather-related matters. We coined word psychomortorodentiatempestology to describe this exciting new branch of hurricane science, and set off in search of gifted groundhogs spirits with this special skill."



Figure 2. Wee Willy One and Chucky before their departure into the hereafter. Which rodent's spirit would you trust to get accurate weather information from?

Indeed, Madame Cyclotropia was able to contact the spirit of "Wee Willy One", a famed albino groundhog that had once burrowed under the fair gardens of Wiarton, Ontario, and provided weather forecasts each Groundhog's Day up until his death in 2006. Wee Willy One proved to be testy and uncooperative, though, deliberately delivering incorrect storm information. The researchers sought out help from cyclotherapy experts from the Center for Disease Control's Weather Related Illness Division to determine if cyclotherapy might help Wee Willy One overcome his bad attitude. Cyclotherapist Dr. Sandy Chirpchuckle diagnosed Wee Willy One as a cyclopath suffering from rare form of cyclopsychosis. Ordinarily, cyclopsychosis manifests itself only in hurricane scientists and weather enthusiasts during the long, dull months prior to hurricane season. The despondent victims of cyclopsychosis spend long hours in front of flickering computer monitors in dark, gloomy rooms, obsessively poring over maps and statistics of hurricanes long gone by. The victims tend to become highly antisocial but never violent, and can be successfully treated with cycloactive drugs. However, Dr. Chirpchuckle diagnosed Wee Willy One with an extremely rare case of "shadow" cyclopsychosis, brought on by the cyclological trauma being rudely hauled out of his burrow each February 2 so that a bunch of cockamaimie humans could see whether he saw his shadow or not. "Shadow" cyclopsychosis is incurable, both in this world and the hereafter, so Madame Cyclotropia was forced to seek out other groundhog spirits. After months of effort, she finally found the spirit of "Chucky", a friendly groundhog that had once burrowed under the gardens of Nashville, Tennessee. Chucky eagerly provided accurate information on the "missing" Atlantic tropical storms that was precisely in agreement with the data collected from the other cyclopsychic techniques. "We were ecstatic," exclaimed Dr. Hallmonitor. "More jello shots!"

Hurricane experts world-wide are hailing the new findings. "These exciting results conclusively prove that even us blind squirrels can find some nuts," enthused renown hurricane expert, Dr. Kerry Readthemanual of the Massachusetts Institute of Technophobia. Dr. Readthemanual has been a leading proponent of the global warming/Atlantic hurricane link. Even former critics are praising the new findings. Dr. William Graymatter, Professor Über-Emeritus of Colorado State University's Center for Hurricane Observation, Measurement, and Prediction (CHOMP), said in an interview: "I've been in the hurricane business for 113 years, and I know good research when I see it. The findings of Webcaster, Hallmonitor, and Flurryfury are based on solid observational evidence and white magic. There's no black magic involved, such as the use of a computer model, so their results are impregnable."

Dr. Chris Blandsee, Chief Scientist of the Natural Hurricane Center's division of Global Warming Isn't Responsible for the Recent Upswing in Atlantic Hurricane Activity, and Even If It Was, We Wouldn't be Able to Tell, Since the Quality of the Atlantic Hurricane Database is Too Poor to Use for Such Purposes (NHC/GWIRRUAHAEIIWWWATSQAHDTPUSP), has also been critical of past research showing a link between hurricanes and global warming, maintaining that global warming isn't responsible for the recent upswing in Atlantic hurricane activity, and even if it was, we wouldn't be able to tell, since the quality of the Atlantic hurricane database is too poor to use for such purposes. It was his Congressional testimony, along with that of former NHC director Max Minefield, which inspired President Bushwhacker's administration to rename the National Hurricane Center the "Natural Hurricane Center" last year. (This action was also urged by the Government Anagram Accountability Office (GAAO), which found that the letters in "National Hurricane Center" could be rearranged to spell the ominous phrase, "Errant Herculean Inaction"--and also the disturbing, "Teenier Charlatan Unicorn", and the clearly unacceptable, "Inhale Cocaine, Errant Runt!", while the letters in "Natural Hurricane Center" could be rearranged to form phrases much more in harmony with the NHC mission, such as "Natural, Neater, Crunchier.")

Dr. Blandsee grudgingly gave ground in his comments today. "It looks like Webcaster, Hallmonitor, and Flurryfury (and don't try to say her name three times fast) have done some pretty rigorous scientific work," he conceded. "But they've written what is probably the longest and most excruciatingly dull hurricane science paper of all time. All those old storms and their analyzed tracks that they talk about, on and on and on, year by year by year. Ugh! A lot of good trees died to publish that paper. It was even duller than some of my clunkers!"

What's next for the pioneering researchers? "Well, CARMA and the Georgia Institute of Technophobia are collaborating on a grant proposal with Dr. Graymatter and Phil Flossblack of CHOMP to apply cyclopsychic methods in a new way--improvement of seasonal hurricane forecasts," said Dr. Flurryfury. "We've submitted a proposal to FARSE titled, 'Gray Magic: Using Cyclopsychic Methods to Improve Seasonal Hurricane Forecasts'. Lord knows, the forecast busts of the past two hurricane seasons have shown that Flossblack and Dr. Graymatter could use some supernatural help with their predictions."

April Fools!
Meff Jasters

References
Hallmonitor, G.J., and P.J. Webcaster, 2007, "Heightened tropical cyclone activity in the North Atlantic: natural variability or climate trend?" Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A 365, Number 1860, 15 November 2007, Pages: 26952716 DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2007.2083

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607. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
5:19 AM GMT on April 04, 2008
ick mein ash
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606. Michfan
5:19 AM GMT on April 04, 2008
Yeah i was going to mention Opal as well. Its rapid intensification was probably more pronounced than Ivan.

Hurlbert Field, Florida reported sustained winds of 84 mph with a peak gust of 144 mph, and gusts to 70 mph occurred as far inland as northwest Georgia. However, the main impact from Opal was from storm surge. A combination of storm surge and breaking waves inundated portions of the western Florida Panhandle coast to a depth of 10 to 20 ft. The surge was responsible for the bulk of the $3 billion in damage attributed to Opal in the United States.

Opal 1995
Hurricane Opal made landfall near Pensacola Beach, Florida as a Category 3 hurricane. The storm caused extensive storm surge damage from Pensacola Beach to Mexico Beach (a span of 120 miles) with a maximum storm tide of 24 feet, recorded near Fort Walton Beach. Damage estimates for Opal were near $3 billion.


http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/storm_surge.shtml
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605. hahaguy
5:18 AM GMT on April 04, 2008
it's easier to write slang
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603. KoritheMan
5:16 AM GMT on April 04, 2008
LOL KOTG please use some periods. I couldn't understand the question!

Now now, don't be that way. >_>

Seriously though, I've learned to understand talk like that.
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601. KoritheMan
5:14 AM GMT on April 04, 2008
Hurricane Ivan is a good example of this.

Hurricane Opal is also a good example of this, although I'm not sure if Opal kept the storm surge of a high-end Category 4.
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600. KoritheMan
5:12 AM GMT on April 04, 2008
what year was the first ever cat 5 hurricane first recorded it was a cape verde storm first hit was puerto rico 300 dead then west palm beach fla as a cat 4 2500 dead

Wasn't that 1928? I believe that was the 1928 Lake Okeechobee hurricane. It was the first recorded Category 5 in the Atlantic (undoubtedly, there were earlier Category 5 storms, they were just underestimated).
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599. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
5:08 AM GMT on April 04, 2008
anwser
sept 13 1928 hurricane num 4 first ever recored cat 5 hurricane in the atlantic basin made landfall in puerto rico as a cat 5
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598. Michfan
5:03 AM GMT on April 04, 2008
Korithe makes a good point about Cat 5's hitting the US in general. So many things tend to happen RIGHT BEFORE a hurricane hits the US that the odds of it happening are very small.

I think the most evident place to see this happening is in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricanes blow up as they pass over the Loop Current, therefore rapidly intensifying or strengthening further. Then right as they are about 24 hours or less away from hitting the mainland they undergo an eyewall replacement cycle and go down a category but keep their Cat 5 storm surge. Hurricane Ivan is a good example of this.
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597. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
4:59 AM GMT on April 04, 2008
what year was the first ever cat 5 hurricane first recorded it was a cape verde storm first hit was puerto rico 300 dead then west palm beach fla as a cat 4 2500 dead
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596. moonlightcowboy
12:01 AM CDT on April 04, 2008
Thanks, Kori! Tropical season is nearly here. I want to recommend Patrap's and HurricaneCrab's blogs because they really stress "preparedness" - the name of the game!
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595. KoritheMan
4:58 AM GMT on April 04, 2008
mlc, I'll visit your blog right now.

hey michfan i type fast so i don't know what i'm typing .lol

Yeah me too. XD
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594. GeoffreyWPB
12:57 AM EDT on April 04, 2008
lol...i agree....but we are all guilty someeetimines
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593. KoritheMan
4:50 AM GMT on April 04, 2008
i forgot where i i saw it but i remember seeing something saying this year was the year that a cat 5 was going to hit the u.s.. i was like wtf

Considering there have only been three Category 5's to ever hit the United States (The 1935 Labor Day hurricane, Hurricane Camille in 1969, and Hurricane Andrew in 1992), I highly doubt we'll see a Category 5 strike the U.S. this year. There are many variables that go into the strength of a tropical cyclone at landfall, such as eyewall replacement cycles, dry air entrainment, increased wind shear, cooler water near the coast, and also land interaction. I think it is easier for a tropical cyclone to strike one of the Carribean islands as a Category 5 than it is anywhere else, simply because if a storm were to become a Category 5 as it neared the Leeward Islands or somewhere like Puerto Rico or Jamaica, said storm wouldn't have time to weaken, due to very high oceanic heat content and low wind shear. The only chance the aforementioned places would have of escaping a Category 5 is an eyewall replacement cycle.

For a U.S. Category 5 landfall, there are simply too many obstacles in the way of tropical cyclones, which usually prevents them from striking anywhere as more than a low-end Category 4.

I hope not..how old are u hawkeye? Are u a realist or a wishcaster?

I'm not hawkeye, but I'll comment on this. I myself am a realist. If something is clearly happening, even though I may or may not want it, I won't deny it. I'll go with the flow.

Question for everyone else. What was your sobering moment? I think every weather enthusiast has one of these which gives them more respect for the weather that they love to watch develop.

My most sobering moment is undoubtedly seeing the destruction the EF5 tornado that hit Greensburg, Kansas on May 4, 2007 caused. That gave me a whole new respect for weather.
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592. hahaguy
11:56 PM EST on April 03, 2008
hey michfan i type fast so i don't know what i'm typing .lol
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591. GeoffreyWPB
12:55 AM EDT on April 04, 2008
It is something strange when you actually hear your roof being torn off and the walls staring to collapse...
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589. moonlightcowboy
11:53 PM CDT on April 03, 2008
Got an ITCZ? Scratch it!

My first tropical blog of the season. Please visit and offer any suggestions, additions for improvement!
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588. GeoffreyWPB
12:52 AM EDT on April 04, 2008
Thank you Brian...I did lose a lot...But I am still typing on here...
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587. hahaguy
11:52 PM EST on April 03, 2008
i dont care what anyone thinks u can call yourself a survivor if you want but a true survivor is a person who had lost everything but their lives. just my 2 cents
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586. GeoffreyWPB
12:49 AM EDT on April 04, 2008
Micfan...thanx...that drives me nuts...."My dog is having a birthday party three weeks from now in southeast Florida...Should I cancel?"
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585. hahaguy
11:51 PM EST on April 03, 2008
i changed my comment so look at it
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584. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
4:45 AM GMT on April 04, 2008
2008 hurricane outlook
17 to 21 storms
9 to 11 canes
4 to 6 majors
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582. GeoffreyWPB
12:46 AM EDT on April 04, 2008
you are the only one who said that....
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581. Michfan
4:38 AM GMT on April 04, 2008
Tropical storms i dont mind much to be honest. Its enough for the most part to close most things down and from a weather enthusiasts perspective they are pretty neat to go through. If they move at a good clip damage is minimal and the chances of losing power are pretty low for the most part. I remember during one tropical storm we played poker all day and had a blast.

Full fledged Hurricanes are another story. I went through one of the rare hurricanes to hit the Northeast (Hurricane Bob) when i was a freshman in high school and remember at first thinking this is cool as hell then later realizing that the cool factor went away pretty quickly.

But i would have to say that my most sobering moment when it came to a hurricane was visiting my mother shortly after Hurricane Charley hit and touring the Port Charlotte / Punta Gorda area. I grew up in Sarasota County through my high school years and to see it turned to shreds by it was quite an eye opener. After that i had a newfound respect for Hurricanes.

Question for everyone else. What was your sobering moment? I think every weather enthusiast has one of these which gives them more respect for the weather that they love to watch develop.
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580. hahaguy
11:41 PM EST on April 03, 2008
the people who are survivors are the ones who had lost everything besides their lives. By the way geoff call me brian
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579. GeoffreyWPB
12:42 AM EDT on April 04, 2008
Sorry to unload Hawkeye...Whole house generator and beer during a storm!!!!
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578. GeoffreyWPB
12:40 AM EDT on April 04, 2008
they all drive me nuts...the non-wind sheer guy when there is...it's turning north guy when all indications it is still going west...the will it affect my party two weeks away when a blob is off the coast of africa...
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577. GeoffreyWPB
12:38 AM EDT on April 04, 2008
if i can ask u hawkeye...who is a survivor of a storm...scroll down to read my rant...
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576. hahaguy
11:37 PM EST on April 03, 2008
we can expect all the wishcasters and little kids coming in a couple of months
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575. GeoffreyWPB
12:34 AM EDT on April 04, 2008
dude..u know what i mean....the kids that want school out...just the people who hav never been through a hurricane..the pre..is excitng...when it happens, it sucks.
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574. hahaguy
11:33 PM EST on April 03, 2008
hey goeff i didnt say i wanted it i said i saw it somewhere on the net . im 23 i no what a cane does ,ive been through many i am not and never will be a wishcaster. geesh
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573. GeoffreyWPB
12:31 AM EDT on April 04, 2008
I hope not..how old are u hawkeye? Are u a realist or a wishcaster?
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572. hahaguy
11:28 PM EST on April 03, 2008
i forgot where i i saw it but i remember seeing something saying this year was the year that a cat 5 was going to hit the u.s.. i was like wtf
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571. GeoffreyWPB
12:22 AM EDT on April 04, 2008
who knows....we are not al gore...we have to take it week by week...not month by month
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570. GeoffreyWPB
12:20 AM EDT on April 04, 2008
Cool haha...and thanks koritheman....just be logical for god's sake
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569. KoritheMan
4:19 AM GMT on April 04, 2008
I can't remember what threw 2006 off.

The unexpected El Niño that rapidly developed during the summer. It didn't really have an affect on hurricane season until around September or so, so I guess SAL was the bigger factor. I doubt that much dust was expected in 2006.
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568. KoritheMan
4:14 AM GMT on April 04, 2008
I'm with hahaguy. I can't trust early season predictions. Seriously folks, it's APRIL. Nothing is going to develop until at least the end of May (I don't think anyway, although an earlier storm developing in the central Atlantic or the western Carribean is possible, since Ana and Andrea did develop in April and May, respectively; it's just that the odds aren't high), so there's no use in trying to find a storm now, despite how anxious we may be. In addition, steering currents could change a lot from now to June. I can't trust early season predictions, as I stated above, and thus, I automatically discard any and all early season predictions for hurricane season. Heck, even the predictions in May aren't all that useful, since they are usually wrong, especially during the last few years.

I think this will be an active hurricane season, certainly above the 10/6/2 that is the average (pre-1995), but just because it will probably be active doesn't mean we're going to see storm after storm. It just doesn't work that way. I seriously think people worry about this way too much during this time of year. It simply isn't possible to predict with any reasonable degree of accuracy what a hurricane season is or isn't going to do before it starts, and sometimes even after it starts.
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567. hahaguy
11:17 PM EST on April 03, 2008
im your neighbor to the north in port st lucie
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566. Michfan
4:14 AM GMT on April 04, 2008
Well i think we can come up with a good extrapolation of what may happen but as last year showed some curveballs can be thrown. La Nina wasn't expected to become as strong as it did last year so that became the wild card thrown into the season. It pulled the Bermuda High so much farther west than anyone expected. I can't remember what threw 2006 off.
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565. GeoffreyWPB
12:13 AM EDT on April 04, 2008
where do u live haha?
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564. hahaguy
11:09 PM EST on April 03, 2008
i agree with geoffrey shear can change very quickly. so now everyone is agreeing that it is going to be an active year? i can't trust the early prediction cause the opposite always happens imho
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563. Michfan
4:09 AM GMT on April 04, 2008
Steering currents mean nothing right now because those will change at the drop of a hat come summer. What we can look at is trends such as a neutral ENSO and how it affects cyclogenesis.
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562. GeoffreyWPB
12:02 AM EDT on April 04, 2008
I guess the aviatar of Moe is too much
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560. Tazmanian
8:56 PM PDT on April 03, 2008
558. GeoffreyWPB 8:51 PM PDT on April 03, 2008
ENSO may determine the strength..but steering currents are...right now...pointing right towards the CONUS


huh???
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559. GeoffreyWPB
11:52 PM EDT on April 03, 2008
Good night Ivan
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558. GeoffreyWPB
11:49 PM EDT on April 03, 2008
ENSO may determine the strength..but steering currents are...right now...pointing right towards the CONUS
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