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7 storms to date and no hurricanes.
      Tue Aug 16 2011 11:39 AM

7 storms indicate a busy season so far,b ut the actual storms themselves have been mostly weak and borderline storms.

With today's technology the tropics are watched 24/7 from Africa to the BOC from Aruba to Greenland and hardly a vortex is not noticed.

50, 70, 100 years ago; how many of the seven storms probably would not have been counted? I suspect more than one or two. Several were really shortlived and pretty anemic.

I think when we record the tropical season the number of storms will be at leat 10 percent higher than 100 years ago just because of the technology that we now have so when we compare storm totals now to those in the past; it would be good to keep that in mind.

So far the season has been uneventful, and even Don who we wishcasted it into Texas didn't deliver. Let's hope that now that the meat of the season is here, we can steer a nice rainmaker into Texas and then dodge all the other bullets which will be forthcoming. The huigh pressure ridge driving all of this drought is protecting the GOM. will it move? Do we want it to?

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