If you've perused the blogs lately there's a dreaded word that is starting to creep into the conversations, oh yes, it's the "H" word, hurricanes. I've heard mention of a severe tropical season if La Nina rears her ugly head, low wind shear in the Atlantic, an early start to the season, mention of our friend SAL and the oh so painful to hear, an above average year. Now my first response is to shout that it's way too early to make these predictions, so many things can change, however i will admit i am the wishcaster. I wish no storms will form and the none will strike land and oh please that none would come anywhere near my home and yours. Darn shame my wishcasting didn't stop three from damaging our home in recent years, but I think I might have it perfected this year. I'll wishcast and use a lot of hot air, it's my version of tunnels and might be just as effective. So, the purpose of this blog, is to get your opinion, whether it be a gut feeling, an educated guess or the result of serious study. Now don't be bashfull or worry about your reputation. Degreed scholars with the latest in education, data, computer models and while being heavily funded err frequently and it doesn't slow them down. Please feel free to say what you want without fear of reprisal. I do hold the power to remove offensive comments and will gladly do so. LOL
My prediction. 0 named storms, 0 tropical storms, 0 hurricanes, 0 hurricanes making landfall. This prediction is based entirley on wishcasting and will be proven wrong come early to mid May when we see a tropical storm off the horizon followed by a slightly above average year of tropical systems. The SAL will not have as large an impact on developing tropical systems as 2006 and we will see more systems sucessfully form and/or enter into the Gulf of Mexico as compared to last year. There will be a slight La Nina event which will affect the Bermuda High and we will see a slightly higher than average number of systems making landfall.