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September 14th, 2006

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01:52 pm - two names stroms in atalntic...possible thrid on the way

"Major Hurricane Gordon (120 mph) is a powerful tropical cyclone in the central Atlantic far to the east-southeast of Bermuda. The hurricane is currently churning north-northeastward, but is expected to increasingly turn northeastward, passing well to the east of Bermuda and offering no threat to the U.S.

Tropical Storm Helene (45 mph) is steaming westward at a good clip 835 miles W of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands. The system is expected to take on a more west-northwesterly track in time, and should eventually reach hurricane intensity. Right now, Helene is forecast to remain in the open waters of the central Atlantic.

A diffuse tropical wave continues to produce showers from the eastern Caribbean to just east of the Lesser Antilles. More thunderstorms flare east of Helene as a new tropical disturbance moves off the African coast..."

maybe the hush hush quiet 2006 atlantic season is going to turn out to be not so hush hush?!
i've read conflicting opinions about it from weather experts. some say that we won't be having such a horrible season afterall. others are saying not to let our gaurd down, that the season is going to kick up and become very active mid-way through. perhaps they were right?

personally i thought that all the hype about this season turned out to be not so worrysome, but now i am begining to think differently. what do you think??

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Date:September 14th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
Yep, and caused some trouble too. I'm an out-of-state college student, so I was planning to go home for fall break, and then my mom called me *the morning I was flying out* to be like, "You can't come, Wilma's now a 5 and headed straight for us." She was only a 3 when she hit, but it was still sad, cuz I had to stay in my dorm room by myself for four days. :( The place was pretty torn up when I did end up going home too. I was real worried for a while when she was a 5, but praise God she weakened. She hit late in Oct, too, only like a week or two before the end of season. One reason I never put too much stock in any person's prediction. :)
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Date:September 14th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, if I didn't have friends close by, I would have been stuck in MY dorm by myself during Wilma (I go to school at FAU in Palm Beach County). I remember not having any candy for the trick-or-treaters that showed up after the power came back.

Awww. How long was your power out? I know some people were out for a long time, especially over near Miami. Did you lose water too? I can handle losing power; I hate losing water.

I totally agree on not putting much stock in predictions, which is one reason why my predictions are usually so outrageous.

Haha, awesome theory. People always seem surpised when I tell them that most Floridians are skeptical of the weatherpeople's predictions. They don't seem to realize that if you live in FL long enough, you'll notice the weatherpeople are *nearly always wrong* when it comes to hurricanes. So instead, we uneducated people make our own predictions, as if they're more likely to happen . . . lol.
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Date:September 14th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
Haha, yeah, you can pretty much set your watch by FL's summer thunderstorms. I love thunderstorms though. (Maybe that comes from growing up in FL?) It's actually one of the things I miss most being out-of-state. It never rains hard enough here lol. They *say* it's raining outside, but really, there's just a little bit of water falling from the sky. Unless the thunder and lightning is shaking the house, the storm ain't that bad lol.
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Date:September 15th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
That's true, that's true. :)

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