Tropical Update on TWC - - Hurricane Season 2012 Game On
Unofficially . . . the next few months may be the stronger part of the season IF (and that's a big IF) ... El Nino forms and the season comes to a grinding halt due to cool water and strong upper level winds across the basin. Mind you that is only IF El Nino forms... we are now in a "NEUTRAL" phase which is hard to figure out.. much like buying a new foundation. Is it "warm" or "cool" or a "neutral shade" ???
I spent the day at the Mall. Can you tell? And, if it is "neutral" why does it have a "pink" tone to it?
Hurricanes like Make Up are about as hard to figure out and as hard to get just right. So many factors, so many shades ....
The last El Nino brought us a new definition of "El Nino" as they explained (they being the meteorological pundits) that this was a "different type of El Nino" which makes me wonder IF we get an El Nino... which type will we get?
It's definitely warmer in the Pacific than the Atlantic right now...and yet... we have had more development over here and it's not even the official season.
Take a look at this wonderful pic of "Tropical Depression Beryl" looking pretty darn healthy:
In Raleigh the Mimosa trees are in full bloom, a few Crepe Myrtle trees have started to bloom and the butterflies are fluttering around my Butterfly Tree. Every shade of hydrangeas are in bloom and the Hawaiian Gardenias are as heady and heavy as it gets. It was close to 90 degrees today, and the yard was more perfumed than my trip to Victoria's Secret. At 4pm in Raleigh it was hot, summery and it felt a lot like the middle of July. As beautiful as it sounds.... no proper Crepe Myrtle Tree would be in bloom just yet as this is Magnolia season still.... they usually don't bloom until July at the earliest. Sometimes June, not May.
Crazy. Really, really crazy.
There is a late night thunderstorm just now ..not far away and rumbling it's summer song yet we have yet to greet the Summer Solstice.
And, Jim Cantore was doing the Tropical Update today.. as were others... and shows showing Hurricane Andrew and I received an alert for Miami as Miami will be receiving more rain up from the tropics, from the same area that brought us Beryl.
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