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2019 Running Atlantic Hurricane Season Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Driftwood, May 20, 2019.

  1. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I don't think the seasons are getting longer. It's just that the strongest hurricanes are stronger than they used to be and they form faster than they used to, cutting down on prep time. Didn't Michael go from Cat 1 to Cat 5 in a blink last year?
  2. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

  3. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I'd be curious to see a chart of wind speeds when hitting land. Maybe that's what I'm thinking of. Found it:

    Template:Strongest U.S. landfalling hurricanes - Wikipedia

    So three of the nine hurricanes/cyclones with the highest landfall windspeeds in history have occurred in the last two years.
  4. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    The issue isn't individual Cat 5s that pop up every few decades. I'd rather have one Cat 5 once in a generation than repeated Cat 4s every other year.
  5. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    The ten-day forecast here is mid-90's days and 70-72 at night. In May.

    I think we have a couple of more hundred year storms much sooner than that.
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  6. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    I worked with a guy in Jacksonville who loved to track hurricanes
    Working in Florida and the UP made me very conscious of the weather
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  7. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    Remember when we were kids and it was 90+ before Memorial Day?
    Yeah, me neither.
  8. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    This pretty much sums it up. Most hurricane geeks are folks who have been personally affected.
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Me either. But I was in New Jersey when I was a kid. Since I've been down south for the past 25 years it has not been an unusual occurrence to crest 90 by mid to late May.
  10. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    Where I am, it's record heat. Topping 90 is normally post July 4th into August temperatures.
  11. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    It's been temperature-wise pretty normal for the time of year where I live, but a lot rainier and a LOT stormier. Nobody's gone apeshit about it this time, unlike in the past, but El Niño has a lot to do with that.
  12. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

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