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(WWL)   Say hello to Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season   (wwl.com) divider line 24
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2013-06-06 08:53:32 AM
2 votes:
June? Check.  Florida? Check.  Beer? Check. Batteries? Check.

/this ain't our first rodeo

//Tallahassee
2013-06-05 10:08:15 PM
2 votes:

Spanky McStupid: We went through one season where we had to resort to the Greek alphabet so ... meh.


As we got toward the end of that season, my husband and I started wondering what happens when they reach the end of the alphabet. Never really cared to know, but unfortunately, that knowledge is ingrained in me.

www.nasa.gov

2004 was fun in Florida. Lucky me got to spend time with Charley.

www.recmod.com

www.recmod.com

/And Andrea sounds just like Andrew. Another one I have fun with.
//I live in NC now. Woo hoo!
2013-06-05 09:56:53 PM
2 votes:

Some Coke Drinking Guy: I know they are predicting a bad season, but hurricanes are all about the water temperature [...]


And wind shear.

"Wind shear is often the most critical factor controlling hurricane formation and destruction. [...]

Tropical cyclones are heat engines powered by the release of latent heat when water vapor condenses into liquid water. Wind shear hurts tropical cyclones by removing the heat and moisture they need from the area near their center. Shear will also distort the shape of a hurricane by shearing it (blowing the top away from the lower portion), so that the vortex is tilted. A tilted vortex is usually a less efficient heat engine--the delicate balance of inflowing low-level winds and outflowing upper-level winds that ventilate the storm gets disrupted."

-- http://www.wunderground.com/education/shear.asp
2013-06-05 09:44:03 PM
2 votes:

Shostie: nekom: NOAA predicts a bad one.

They ALWAYS predict a bad one.


Really? 'Cos they predicted a "near normal" one last year. And a "milder" one in 2009.

More likely, you are simply experiencing a selective bias and only recall the years in which they predict more active hurricane seasons, particularly when they do so incorrectly.
2013-06-05 08:19:43 PM
2 votes:

downstairs: June 5th?  Ugh.  Not looking forward to this season.


NOAA predicts a bad one.  I have family in Sarasota, but this one doesn't look too bad at least.
2013-06-06 04:29:39 AM
1 votes:
Paris1127: Spanky McStupid: We went through one season where we had to resort to the Greek alphabet so ... meh.

Which is not a bright idea. Think about it: if Category 5 Hurricane Beta kills thousands of people, can the name be retired? If it's retired, what should it be replaced with?



Hurricane VHS.
2013-06-05 11:38:45 PM
1 votes:
I'm right in the path of this. Having lived in Florida for my whole life, these things end up being rather mundane.

Time to stock up on the beer. No way I'm going working tomorrow.
2013-06-05 11:37:15 PM
1 votes:

Spanky McStupid: We went through one season where we had to resort to the Greek alphabet so ... meh.


Which is not a bright idea. Think about it: if Category 5 Hurricane Beta kills thousands of people, can the name be retired? If it's retired, what should it be replaced with? A character from another alphabet?

The Western Pacific Typhoon naming system, maintained by the Japan Meteorological Agency, may be one guide. 17 East Asian countries/dependencies (and the US) submit 10 names, which may be the names of places or things. 5 lists are created, with 2 of each country's names listed separately on each. The list is moved through alphabetically by country name in English, from Cambodia's suggestion to Vietnam's. When another storm develops, they move on to the second half of the list. When that half ends, they move to the second list. Now, what happens when the year ends? Nothing. They just keep going. When a name is retired, it's replaced by another name from the same country.

/tl;dr
2013-06-05 10:54:55 PM
1 votes:

rooftop235: Contractors on the other hand hear rock and roll and symphonies.


My brother owns a tree service. When tornado sirens go off, he hears cash registers.
2013-06-05 10:46:15 PM
1 votes:
Feels frickin' nice out there here in St. Pete. A little sprinkly but I might go for a bike ride.
2013-06-05 10:44:46 PM
1 votes:
Hurricane Isaac Was a Cat-1 storm for 99% of its miserable life.  It parked off the Louisiana coast last year for about 48 hours and dumped a shiatload of flooding rain and (what would have been otherwise minor if it was at normal forward speed) storm surge.  About a million without power, many days of ugly heat with no A/C.
2013-06-05 10:41:54 PM
1 votes:

MrHappyRotter: They're forecasting a lot of rain in my area for the next couple of days.  This part of town is notorious for flooding.  It's going to suck for my downstairs neighbor for sure.  But, it's probably going to suck for me as well since the power seems to go out whenever there's a lot of rain like this.  Oh, Internet, how will I ever live without your ever present presence?


Hot Spots.   McDonalds usually has free 'net.
2013-06-05 10:40:01 PM
1 votes:
Farking Coont.

We've had rain for the last 5 days.  If this is any indicator, its gonna be 2004 all over again.  

/Time for me to unseat the old man as Monopoly King of the Family.
//My dad is a SONOFAbiatch to play Monopoly against.   He gives you all these deals that you think are gonna pay off, and end up costing you quadruple eventually.
2013-06-05 10:32:03 PM
1 votes:

wxboy: NeverDrunk23: Last two years we had one hurricane make landfall each year. Irene and Sandy.

And Isaac.


Fark you, Isaac. In terms of destruction you weren't bad, but you basically squatted over my city for multiple days and the power was out for a week. You were that guy who comes to crash at your place for the night and never leaves. Go home, Isaac, you're drunk.
2013-06-05 10:01:27 PM
1 votes:
Just a Tropical Storm *YAWN*.  Meh, schools here aren't even worried yet (near Tampa).  In fact I just check and my County's school  website has this in a box:  At this time  no plans for cancellations of any events due to Tropical Storm Andrea. So, big MEH and ho hum to Andrea not even good enough to get our jumpy school system going red alert (and that doesn't take much).  Only thing I need to really worry about is a freakin' power outage due to somebody who can't drive in the rain plowing into a pole or a water logged branch breaking and taking out a power wire.  Wake me when a REAL hurricane brews and comes this way.  I could use a little excitement (yes, I'm one of those crazy Floridians who taunts hurricanes for fun).
2013-06-05 09:51:59 PM
1 votes:
We went through one season where we had to resort to the Greek alphabet so ... meh.
2013-06-05 09:35:55 PM
1 votes:
I know they are predicting a bad season, but hurricanes are all about the water temperature, and we did have a really cold spring.  I also wouldn't mind a busy season, with lots of little storms that were constantly zapping that energy out of the ocean.  Little hurricanes are no big deal.  It's when they get to be a Cat. 3 that you got to worry.
2013-06-05 09:25:20 PM
1 votes:

show me: Fear_and_Loathing: Shostie: nekom: NOAA predicts a bad one.

They ALWAYS predict a bad one.

This!

It's what they do. It's ALL they do!


Does anyone happen to have a copy of the NHC/NOAA memo from ~10 or so years ago which said "In the interest of public awareness" they were going to name more marginal systems?  I do remember reading it, but unfortunately I didn't keep a copy.  Rick Knabb, current NHC director, was there as a junior forecaster at the time.

Of course, they never thought about the consequences.  More named storms = higher insurance rates and more people lulled into a false sense of security since they've been though a few named storms and they were jokes.

This thing is a Tropical Mess™ , not worthy of being given a name.
2013-06-05 09:19:32 PM
1 votes:
Went from crap in the Gulf to tropical storm and skipped the tropical depression stage.  It wont be bad but still sucks that it happened so soon.  We shouldn't see much of this on the southeast coast of Florida where I'm at.
2013-06-05 09:18:32 PM
1 votes:
My first thought was "meh" because big deal, another named storm. Then I realized it was hurricane season and named storms means something. Good job weather channel abusing the idea.
2013-06-05 09:17:02 PM
1 votes:

FrancoFile: Is it pronounced ANN-dree-ah, or AHN-dree-ah??


an-DRAY-ah
2013-06-05 09:07:56 PM
1 votes:
It looks like it will pass by overnight Thurs/Friday. I'd love a good rain, but don't mess with my power, Andrea.
2013-06-05 08:57:47 PM
1 votes:
I'm just glad the damn sun is gone for awhile.
2013-06-05 08:27:40 PM
1 votes:

Shostie: nekom: NOAA predicts a bad one.

They ALWAYS predict a bad one.


This!
 
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