Just Darts Since 2009
Ahead of the curve, again.
November 29, 2006Posted by on
You read it here first! I wrote my little post on the absence of hurricanes this season on November 22, 2006. The rest of the world is now catching up.
First, read this prediction from the “AccuWeather” forecast people from last year. Among its predictions for 2006:
- An active hurricane season appears imminent, which could have major repercussions for the U.S. economy and the one in six Americans who live on the Eastern Seaboard or along the western Gulf of Mexico.
- For the 2006 Hurricane Season-which traditionally runs from June 1 through November 30-Bastardi and his team are forecasting that six tropical cyclones will make landfall in the U.S. Five of these landfalling storms are likely to be hurricanes, with three being major hurricanes of Category 3 or greater.
- “The 2006 season will be a creeping threat,” said Bastardi. “Early in the season-June and July-the Texas Gulf Coast faces the highest likelihood of a hurricane strike, possibly putting Gulf energy production in the line of fire. As early as July, and through much of the rest of the season, the highest level of risk shifts to the Carolinas. From mid-August into early October, the window is open for hurricane strikes to spread northward to the more densely populated Northeast coast. At the very end of the season, southern Florida also faces significant hurricane risk.”
- “There are few areas of the U.S. East Coast and Gulf of Mexico that will not be in the bull’s eye at some point this season,” said Ken Reeves, AccuWeather’s Director of Forecast Operations.
- The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center forecasts six landfalling storms-five hurricanes and a tropical storm-this year, with three of the hurricanes being major upon landfall.
Okay, this was the conventional wisdom last year. I remembered, and waited. Then I posted on 11/22. Drudge must have read my blog:
Barring a last-second surprise from the tropics, the season will end Thursday with nine named storms, and only five of those hurricanes. This year is the first season since 1997 that only one storm nudged its way into the Gulf of Mexico.
That was dated the 29th. My favorite psychiatrist, Dr. Sanity, posted this on the 28th:
Jesse Jackson, noted climate expert, said while surveying the damage of Katrina in New Orleans last year: “Global warming is no longer academic, global warming is real.”
Al Gore, former vice president and current environmental policy pimp has gravely warned Americans that, ” We are altering the balance of energy between our planet and the rest of the universe.”
Whoh! Did you realize that the future of the galaxy–of the universe!–was at stake here?
She has a good post on the matter, and you should read it. But I had it first.
Why? Because I know these eco-disaster types. I know what drives them, and–surprise!–it’s not (just) money.
I’ll be talking about them later. My next post on the subject of global warming will be a round-up of what we know about what’s happening now. No estimates, no climate models run on computers. How has our climate been changing in the past 100 years?