Thursday, July 14, 2011

It's Too Quiet Out There

Graphic and forecast from the National Hurricane Center
Sometimes, a meteorologist gets the feeling it is the "calm before the storm." That is a feeling I'm getting right now -- with the Gulf of Mexico water temperatures (the fuel for a hurricane) higher than average (meaning more fuel), I'm concerned for what August and September might bring. Now would be an excellent time to check your hurricane preparations!

Part of the reason that there have been no storms affecting the United States so far in the 2011 hurricane season is the giant high pressure center causing the heat wave.
AccuWeather graphic
AccuWeather has a story, The Heat Wave will Reload and Relocate, that explains the heat wave certainly isn't over yet.

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