May 28, 2010

"Storm of the Century of the Summah" Watch

A couple posts below I noted that Virginia is currently in the midst of its hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday and that the LMC ought to get himself down to Wal-Mart post haste.

Well, I thought I should repeat that advice, because according to NOAA, we're all a-gonna die this year!

WASHINGTON (Reuters) The Atlantic storm season could produce as many as 14 hurricanes this year, the U.S. government's top climate agency predicted on Thursday, setting the scene for potentially the most intense season since 2005.

In its first forecast for the storm season that begins next Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecast 14 to 23 named storms, with 8 to 14 developing into hurricanes, making it one of the most active ever.

Three to 7 of those could be major Category 3 or above hurricanes, with winds of more than 110 miles per hour (177 km per hour), the agency said, echoing earlier predictions from meteorologists for a particularly severe season.

I recommend that everyone within a hundred miles of the Gulf or Atlantic coasts go get a life-jacket and put it on right now. Do NOT take it off until Thanksgiving!

Posted by Robert at May 28, 2010 02:37 PM | TrackBack

The most weaselly hurricane season prediction I ever saw was the year they predicted "near above normal" activity.

Posted by: The Sanity Inspector at May 29, 2010 01:45 PM

Um, didn't they issue the same prediction last year, only to be thwarted by Mom Nature's releasing hardly any hurricanes?

Obviously lack of hurricanes (hurricanes soon to be determined to be environmentally beneficial) is due to man-made global warming.

Still, best to be prepared.

Posted by: rbj at June 1, 2010 11:42 AM
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