May 18, 2007

Tropical Storm Andrea

On Wednesday this week leading experts met to give their prognoses for the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season, and the message was clear: It will be an active one.

Philip Klotzback of Colorado State University predicts that the Atlantic will experience 17 tropical storms, of which 9 will develop into hurricanes, and 5 into intense hurricanes.

Storms in 2007 will be named using the following list: Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dean, Erin, Felix, Gabrielle, Humberto, Ingrid, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Noel, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van og Wendy.

Tropical storm Andrea has already arrived, three weeks early of the usual start of the hurricane season, June 1.

Andrea does not look like she will be a threat to anyone or anything because she completely lacks the warm core and organized activity that are characteristic of tropical cyclones. Nonetheless Andrea caused storm warnings for parts of Georgia and Florida.

Typed with a wink to my sister who recently made fun of my receding hairline. Source material from the Danish Meteorological Institute website.


At May 19, 2007 8:31 AM , Anonymous Tim said...

Is there still a chance for a big dust cloud from Africa to cool things off?

At May 19, 2007 10:28 PM , Blogger Matt_J said...

Yep, that's still in the cards.

At June 12, 2007 12:06 AM , Anonymous sister andrea said...

a warm core and organized activity can be so burdensome...I really don't like to bother.


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