Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A near-miss at a hurricane record

The modern record for latest first hurricane of the season has stood the test.

Tropical Storm Humberto became Hurricane Humberto shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday, preventing 2013 from going into the books as producing the latest first hurricane since the U.S. government started tracking these storms for real in the mid 1940s.

The standing record was set in 2002, when Gustav became a hurricane about 8 a.m. on Sept. 11.

Humberto achieved that status a few hours earlier than that this morning.

Either way, it remains a very quiet year in the Atlantic and Caribbean basin. Humberto is expected to threaten only the Cape Verde Islands in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean.

An area of thunderstorms over the southern Gulf of Mexico could organize into a named system by Thursday or Friday, but all the computer models indicate that storm would push westward into the Mexican coast, far south of Texas.

There also is a disorganized area of showers and storms, a tropical wave, that will push from the northwest Caribbean Sea into the Gulf by the end of the week. But there are no indications that weather system will organize.

14 comments:

The Day After Tomorrow...is Friday said...

...and much to the relief of weather-hypers like Brad Panic. He is already calling for bread runs and evacuations.

Marconi Polonius said...

And stocking up on toilet paper!

Unknown said...

People who heckle the weatherman are always of the lowest common denominator.

Go get the bread and milk! said...

People who defend weathermen from "hecklers" are always the groupiest of groupies.

Anonymous said...

On 5/23 NOAA predicted an Active Hurricane Seas with 13-20 named storms storms of which 7-11 would become hurricanes and 3-6 would be major.

Nice.. And they wonder why we question their findings on global warming.

Anonymous said...

I suggest you go to the new waterway where the North Pole is , which used to be solid ice, or to Antartica and stand on the latest ice shelf crumbling into the sea mr anonymous above the next time you doubt global warming...

...it will keep you from looking so incredibly ignorant.

Anonymous said...

I did go to a really neat map of the current ice in the North Pole, and saw that it was coming back nicely. In fact, record ice increases. Cause this stuff follows cycles and stuff. You know those people who were gonna sail thru open water near the Pole? They're icebound now. Just saying.

Warmer is Better! said...

Global warming you say? Why, that is great news! Everyone loves warmer weather; no one ever says, "I wish it would get colder," or, "let's go on vacation where it is nice and cold."

Warming = better! Even the polar bears agree they can work on their tans in warmer weather.

Anonymous said...

So what if the ice melts at the north pole? Santa Claus moved to Florida years ago, so only Nanuk of the North and his three wives may complain about it.

Marconi Polonius said...

Brad Panicovitch must crying about now......

JD Shaw said...

Now that not a single apocalyptic hurricane materialized this summer, Brad Panic is now busy at work whipping up terrible fall storms, and early blizzard predictions for winter.

Anonymous said...

Who gives a rat's ass, a racist NAZI cop killed a unarmed black kid. I hope he burns in hell.

Anonymous said...

Now we get psychopaths in here ranting about fictional news events.

Anonymous said...

The continual conflict between the law (cops) and the lawless ("black kids") is as eternal as the seasons.