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Hurricane season about to fizzle out

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The hurricane season of 2009 can be summed up in a word; quiet. All this inactivity has made for several months of stress free living here on the coast and is causing some to question, where are the storms? So far this season we have only seen about 7 named storms, and most of them have not impacted us. Tropical Storm Claudette back in August did make a landfall on the Gulf Coast states, but it was a rather weak storm in general. Hurricane Bill threatened to make landfall at one point but actually stayed closer to Bermuda than it did here on our shores. We only saw some waves; they actually saw some heavier weather. Preseason forecasts from the hurricane center called for as many as 14 named storms; a large overestimate. So why no storms? The main reason is El Nino. How does El Nino hurt hurricane development? Well it all starts with water temperature. In an El Nino year off the coast of South America we see warmer waters than normal which sets off a string of occurrences in the atmosphere, but most important to hurricane development is wind shear, or the difference in wind with height. In this situation we have stronger westerly winds than normal that come across the ocean and tend to tear up these higher cloud tops that are needed to form hurricanes. Looking ahead, we still have a few weeks to go in this hurricane season, but conditions appear primed for a quiet end to a quiet season in the tropics. And isn't that a good thing anyway? The hurricane season comes to an official end on November 30th.

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El nino? haha

Perhaps you may want to check out the H.A.A.R.P project in Purto Rico seems since it went online no storm has made landfall on the southeastern coast of the US.(atleast thats what they say on history Chan)

El Nino is spanish for THE

El Nino is spanish for THE NINO!

LOL

Seems like AL Gore is hiding under his desk. What about Global Warming? Seems like since Katrina he has been very quiet. Maybe there is no global warming- at least man-made warming. There is no affect on Hurricanes. Sorry AL. Stop scarring kids in school with this garbage.

No, the official end is Nov.

No, the official end is Nov. 30th

Where is the insurance

Where is the insurance $$$$$$ going this year ? It should be No Storms no $$$$$$$ .

$$$

Bahahahaa sorry we get screwed again.