30 November, 2012

Hurricane Season Ends Today!

Once again, we've come through relatively unscathed. Another hurricane season come and gone. For the third year in a row, there have been 19 named storms in the Atlantic/Caribbean area. It's pretty unusual to have this level of storm activity in any three-year period. Dr. Jeff Masters, founder of Weather Underground, said that "Since 1851, only two seasons--2005 (28 named storms) and 1933 (20 named storms)--have been busier than 2010, 2011, and 2012."
Preliminary 2012 Atlantic Storms
Even though today is officially the last day of the season, it's wise to keep a weather eye peeled for a couple more weeks. There's always the possibility for a late, out-of-season storm to hit us. As we used to say in  another life - "Relax, but don't go limp."

Hard to believe that six months just blew by (pun intended) like that. Now all we need is for the skies to clear up so the sun can shine unimpeded and warm our pool back up. Seventy-six degrees just ain't cutting it. We took down the awning once again to encourage that warming process, but with the sun hiding behind a cloud bank, that becomes a tall order.

Anyway, if you've been holding your breath, waiting for the next storm to strike, you can begin to exhale now. Slowly, slowly... There. Now, don't you feel better?

1 comment:

JRinSC said...

Congrats on blowing past another windy season!! (Was that any good?)

Seriously, its no fun cleaning up after one of those bad boys. We lost a great old beach house on Pawleys Isand to Hazel back in 1954. My grandfather walked down the beach and said "Why look there. It is our sink (really wasn't ) and there is one of our commodes" (really wasn't) Boy we found all kinds of pieces of that old house all up and down the beach. They all now reside in the house he (and one other fellow) built that winter and had readly by the next June -- and it's still standing today... oh, he was 72 that year! I don't take after him that well... lol