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

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It ain't over, till it's over!

I have heard much ho-humness regarding this year’s hurricane season. TWC is acting like it’s a lost season. Some chaser friends are reminiscing about days gone-by.

We are just now entering the peak of hurricane season. It is not terribly common to have significant activity in June and July. Unfortunately, our memories return to 2004 and 2005 and use that as a the basis for comparison and judge that the season is virtually over. The season is not over folks, and please realize that ANYTHING can happen. So, we’ve had a couple of years with no real US impact… what a blessing!!! The people of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts should breathe a sigh of relief and use that money saved to prepare for the ones that don’t end up missing them.

Do you realize that Hurricane Andrew, the third most powerful hurricane to make landfall in the US, formed in mid-August?! That’s right, you know, where we are right now… major hurricane, catastrophic hurricane, which made landfall in the US and devastated that region. It only takes one. Hurricane Bill August 18, 2009Let’s consider last year, 2009, we had 9 named storms that year. At this time last year, we were on Hurricane Bill, which thanks to God, missed the United States. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t a very powerful category 4 hurricane because it very much was. Unfortunately, we did still have a US death related to Hurricane Bill up in Maine, closer to where landfall did occur. We are already looking at 3 named storms this season. At this point, we are looking to the tropics, and some are thinking “What a boring hurricane season!”… “Boy, were those forecasters off their rockers or what?!”… “El nino? HA!” Well, I say, it ain’t over till it’s over. Stay tuned.

As I type a nice big wave is about to eject into the Atlantic off the coast of Africa. I think we might just have ourselves Danielle, and anyone’s guess where she might be headed.

Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. I guess the weather is just unpredictable. I am sure all the people cruising in the Caribbean are happy that there are no hurricanes.


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