Monday, May 22, 2006

MIght be a wet summer

Sometimes I just don't like Breaking News Alerts. This morning MSNBC put a damper on my exuberance when they announced predictions of yet another active hurricane season:
MIAMI - The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season will be very active, with up to 10 hurricanes, although not as busy as record-breaking 2005, when Hurricane Katrina and several monster storms slammed into the United States, the U.S. government's top climate agency said on Monday.

"For the 2006 North Atlantic hurricane season, NOAA is predicting 13 to 16 named storms, with eight to 10 becoming hurricanes, of which four to six could become 'major' hurricanes of Category 3 strength or higher," said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad Lautenbacher, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Last year saw a record 28 named tropical storms, 15 of which became hurricanes. That, too, was a record.

'06 hurricane forecast: 8-10 big storms - Weather - MSNBC.com

Little different from the drought we have going in the southwest, huh.

2 comments:

TranZferR said...

Well that sux. Hopefully their prediction will be as accurate as the daily weather newscasts. If something big does come along, what would you do?

*TranZferR pictures Shannon walking to her boarded up condo holding Casey's hand as Casey is flopping in the high winds horizontal to the ground screaming " Can we go see PAIGE !!"

Andi said...

laugh, thanks for the visual. If a hurricane blasts through FLA while we're there I guess we'd go to Disneyworld!