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After being quiet for a few weeks, the Atlantic is firing up with Hannah in the Gulf and Gonzalo heading towards the Windwards. This will probably continue to be an active season as the water is warm and not a lot of shear.

Douglas in the Pacific is aimed at Maui. Currently a Cat 3 but expected to weaken to a TS by landfall.

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So are you trying to cheer everyone up?

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So are you trying to cheer everyone up?

Yes?

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Timely. I'm pretty sure she was talking about foiling.

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Unleash the sharpies. Likely Isaias, the earliest "I" storm ever.

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The Discussion page shows how complex the forecasting is... art and science. Before satellites and radio connections to ships at sea, a falling barometer was it for forecasting. That was only, what, 100 yrs ago?

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCDAT4+shtml/290846.shtml

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The Discussion page shows how complex the forecasting is... art and science. Before satellites and radio connections to ships at sea, a falling barometer was it for forecasting. That was only, what, 100 yrs ago?

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCDAT4+shtml/290846.shtml

Covid has been a hot topic in the weather community. One big source of weather data has been the sheer number of planes aloft. With reduced air traffic, there's been a reduction in the number of data points that all the forecasting models depend on.

I think in the old days, you also had changes in ocean swells but your point remains. One day, it's sunny and mild and the next, your whole fleet of Spanish galleons and next year's treasury receipts are at the bottom of the Florida Straits.

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I recall my dad talking about a hurricane he experienced as a boy (maybe 1930s) at the Chesapeake Bay. No warning. The weather just got bad, then worse, then a LOT worse. The eye moved over him and there was calm with perfect blue skies. Then bad again.

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So is this a light at the end of the tunnel - or an oncoming train?

I recall once in about 6th grade standing in the driveway of the house we owned in South Dakota (moved to Indiana and couldn't sell it - went back to visit.) I looked around and a bunch strange debris swirling around just above the horizon and said "Hey what's that?" Suddenly it was like "TORNADO - RUN FOR THE BASEMENT". We ran around the back to the basement and my dad broke a window to get into the locked house. Apparently it wasn't much of a tornado, but at least now, I know what one looks like.

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Jim Cantore at Wrightsville Beach, NC

Edit: Actually, the video was an old one of him. Thanks to Gene for the heads up. This was posted somewhere last night while talking about him being in NC and actually being close to the center for once in a long while.

Edit edit: here's the proper video

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You know they shoot that in a studio, don't you. They use the same one where the moon landing was shot.

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You know they shoot that in a studio, don't you. They use the same one where the moon landing was shot.

And what else have we learned from Facebook recently? Or, as my son puts it, if the first bit of evidence offered is a youtube video.... Lol

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