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June 14th, 2006

03:41 pm - last year.....
TS Arlene peaked out at 60 knots, roughly 69 MPH. Alberto was around 70 MPH. Both generated around the same timeframe. I don't know much about hurricanes in general, but that doesn't seem like "less intense than 2005" to me.

Anyone with more knowledge on patterns?

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June 12th, 2006

09:55 am - Alberto gets a warning issued
National Hurricane Center issues hurricane warning for Florida's Gulf Coast from Longboat Key to the Ochlockonee River, The Associated Press reports.

Take a look at Alberto's projected path, and note the predictions for this year's hurricane season. A straight shot up the Atlantic coastline.

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June 9th, 2006

12:24 am - 90L Spaghetti
[Please Wait]

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June 5th, 2006

11:37 am
I am also nervous about the upcoming hurricane season. The news has told me that it should be the same if not twice as bad as last season. I am from the MS gulf coast and suffered a lot from Hurricane Katrina. The only thing that kept my town going was the church and volunteer groups. FEMA helped very little families if any at all. Hopefully they will be of more help this season.

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June 3rd, 2006

08:31 am - Interests and Keywords
If there are any cities, towns, areas, or other hurricane-related keywords that you think I should add to the community interests, please leave it in the comments.

Also, any links that you think are vital to hurricane season.


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June 1st, 2006

04:11 pm - New York No. 2 Most Vulnerable
A large hurricane, on the scale of Katrina, could strike the Northeast, namely New York, this summer.

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May 30th, 2006

10:11 pm - Predictions
It is once again hurricane season, and it is time for hurricane hunters, storm enthusiasts and weather nerds to start watching radar, satellite images, The Weather Channel, and their local weather forecaster to see what is predicted to be a very busy 2006 hurricane season.

The following will contain a brief recap of my prediction versus actual hurricane activity for 2005 as well as my prediction for the 2006 season.

Anderson Cooper, hold on to your microphone.... it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

Last year, as a brand new blogger at the onset of the hurricane season, my fifth-ever post included the following:

Predictions are merely that. However, down here in S. Florida, they say that if you have a dry May, then it will be busy hurricane season. It rained like, part of two days this past month. We are down -6.65" of rain for the year in our area. Thus, we are looking at a busy hurricane season.

Well, we all know that the 2005 hurricane season was the busiest season on record since official records began in the 1880's.

Hurricane Facts from 2005:

There were 27 named storms.

There were 14 hurricanes.

There were a total of 7 Major (category 3 or higher) storms occurred in 2005.

*Major7 ~ interesting name, huh?*

The impact of the season was widespread and ruinous with record damages over $100 billion and at least 1,923 deaths.

So, that being said, my prediction for the 2006 season based on research, current water temperatures, atmospheric conditions, discussion with real experts as well as historical data yields the following: 

This was my prediction in March, 2006

I predict 21 named storms.
I predict that 12 of these will become hurricanes.*
I predict that once again, 7 of these will become major hurricanes (category 3 or higher)
* due to the fact that South Florida where I live is almost 6.5 inches below normal rainfall for the year, I am upping my prediction of number of hurricanes to 14.

Dr. Gray and his staff out of the University of Colorado released their predictions at the beginning of April and they are calling for:
17 named storms
9 hurricanes
5 major hurricanes (cat. 3 or higher). 

Does anyone else have any numbers?

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05:38 pm - Preparing
What have YOU done to prepare for hurricane season? What supplies do you have? What supplies do you still need?

Share and discuss.

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04:06 pm - Hurricane Week on The Weather Channel
- Cantore, Morrow & Abrams revist the Gulf Coast June 1st -

"It Could Happen Tomorrow - Katrina: The Lost Episode"
Airing Sunday June 4 at 9:00PM ET/PT

"In April 2005, The Weather Channel completed a show predicting that a major hurricane would soon hit New Orleans, scientists and meteorologists had predicted the possibility. In August 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit and the program never aired, until now. Can New Orleans survive another hit? "

" Live Reports, 'Hurricane Week' & 'Lost' Katrina Episode Kick Off Tropical Season on The Weather Channel

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)----With Hurricane Katrina and the rest of the record-setting 2005 tropical season still in mind, anticipation is high for the 2006 hurricane season. Stressing the critical message of early preparation, The Weather Channel kicks off its coverage on Thursday, June 1, with live reports from the Gulf Coast. Then, "Hurricane Week" arrives on June 4 -highlighted by the premiere of the "Lost" New Orleans episode of the series 'It Could Happen Tomorrow.'

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May 23rd, 2006

04:21 pm - Stocking Up
We bought a generator.
A Briggs and Stratton EXL 8000.
Should be enough for lights, tv, a room air conditioner, Internet and a microwave. The necessities during the aftermath of a storm.
Hollywood, FL

My numbers:
(named storms/hurricanes/major hurricanes)

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