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Jane
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Re: El Niño Arrives; Expected to Persist through Winter 2009-10 [Re: Storm Hunter]
      #85722 - Fri Jul 10 2009 07:06 PM

El Nino -- and all that Saharan dust is keeping things quiet.

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gatorman
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Re: El Niño Arrives; Expected to Persist through Winter 2009-10 [Re: Jane]
      #85723 - Fri Jul 10 2009 08:41 PM

too bad, another boring year. Like they say it only takes one to mess up your day. Its been really unusual in the past 3 years we, in Florida, have only had 1 system, which did very minimal damage? If this is global warming, doesnt seem really bad?

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Re: El Niño Arrives; Expected to Persist through Winter 2009-10 [Re: gatorman]
      #85724 - Fri Jul 10 2009 10:32 PM

Quote:

too bad, another boring year. Like they say it only takes one to mess up your day. Its been really unusual in the past 3 years we, in Florida, have only had 1 system, which did very minimal damage? If this is global warming, doesnt seem really bad?




I certainly hope for a quiet year. I hate busy years, 2004 and 2005 were some of the worst. The likelihood of a slower Atlantic season is higher because of the effect of ENSO on the shear out here, which gives storms less of a chance to form. That's really it.

Storms still can form however. And there is nothing unusal about no damaging storms, 2004-2005 were oddities.


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Lee-Delray
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Re: El Niño Arrives; Expected to Persist through Winter 2009-10 [Re: MikeC]
      #85729 - Mon Jul 13 2009 07:58 AM

Remember Andrew happened in a quiet year. It's not a quiet year if a storm hits you.

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M.A.
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Re: El Niño Arrives; Expected to Persist through Winter 2009-10 [Re: Lee-Delray]
      #85730 - Mon Jul 13 2009 04:51 PM

If memory serves me correctly '04 started off very slowly also. Then a flurry of activity resulting in 4 landfalling hurricanes in Florida. As for the boredom of a slow season. I'll take the boredom over 2-3 weeks without electricity and potable water. I'll take it that you have never had to go through a direct landfall from a hurricane after that statement. From experience I will tell you it is not all that fun. Watching and listening to the storm, being awe struck by natures power slowly ends and the cleanup begins. You rely solely on your preparation for the storm. After Francis and Jeanne we spent 5 total weeks without power. No grocery stores for a little over a week each time. 80 gallons of gasoline kept the generator running long enough for a couple of stores to open. We were very prepared for those storms and it still was not fun. I'll take the boredom...Hell make it a double.

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gatorman
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Re: El Niño Arrives; Expected to Persist through Winter 2009-10 [Re: M.A.]
      #85731 - Mon Jul 13 2009 05:09 PM

nice of you to assume that I must have never been thru a hurricane, problem with that logic is I have been thru many, been here for over 35 years,and yes it really does stink being without water, power, and the unessentals, but i guess thats what makes people different, I respect all weather can do, and am awstruck by the wonders, then there are people that just would rather miss the beauty of all mother nature can throw at us. i would assume that you are the latter, you really dont know what your missing. bring it!!

Edited by gatorman (Mon Jul 13 2009 11:09 PM)


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