The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Could we have Big Bertha out of the eastern Atlantic???

Well, Jay sent me an email this morning letting me know about a STRONG TROPICAL WAVE in the far eastern Atlantic, just off the coast of Africa, has a slight chance of development. WHAT?! An eastern Atlantic cyclone forming in early July?! What an atypical year!! I guess we'll see what happens, but I guess we could be looking at the early stages of Big Bertha. Ya think?

Speaking of atypical years, I haven't shared the tornado trend chart in a while, and it has been updated through yesterday (which saw NO tornado reports, despite the wind and hail). Each time I see this chart, I am blown away by this year's tornadic activity... knowing full well that the secondary season lies ahead.Aside from all that, I was in the break room at work... my office has a sweet way of recognizing employees' birthdays during their birth month by posting the person's name, birth date and a little clip art that ties to them in some way... shouldn't be hard to figure out which one I am...

Have a terrific day!


  1. Yes, 92L does look strong! CV storms normally push North this early in the season, but we shall see. We haven't had a large wave off Africe like this one yet this year.


  2. Mikey... we haven't had ANYTHING this year, except that little nothing... TS Arthur.

  3. Can't wait for the media to get a hold of this and scare the heck out of everyone regarding oil prices.

    I think it was a bit premature for the U.S. govt to predict gas to not go above $4.15 before Labor Day considering it IS hurricane season.

  4. How do you really feel, Steve? I see it happening though. I see one big storm just destroying our pocketbooks, not that they aren't already detroyed...

  5. I seriously hope the hurricane season ends up being anemic like last year. If it isn't, then I most likely will not be able to chase during the fall chase season due to prohibitive gas prices!

    On another note, awesome rainbow pics from Wisconsin, Dew! I used to live in Minnesota and that part of the country is my absolute favorite area for photography, and storms can get real nasty up there, too!

  6. Is this storm going to screw up my trip to the keys next week????

  7. I hope we have a mild hurricane season like last year. Just send the rain to Georgia.

  8. Anemic... lol. Great word. I think the gas prices definitely need an easy year, but I am sort of torn. I would like a little chaseable one... boost rainfall totals and keep from destroying the economy. Thanks for the compliments. It was absolutely beautiful!! Of course, I missed all the storms...

    Annie, Shouldn't be a problem. It is hurricane season though...

    Andrea, Rain would be WONDERFUL!!!


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