State of the tropics today....
Lonely, nada, nothing.
Only real moisture anywhere is in the GOM.
As Mike points out on Facebook.
Satellite Imagery of that region.
Nothing officially happening.
That means models have not kicked in..
No seal of approval from the A Team Models.
So we are just going to enjoy watching some color there.
We are still allowed to enjoy watching a sat loop even if...
...there is no model support.
Going to post this song here as many people are always asking ...
"who stopped the hurricanes" :)
The answer in July is simple.
SAL stole the rain.
And SAL reigns in July.
August it usually ebbs a bit.
Most years anyway.
The answer is blowing in the wind.
A dusty, red Saharan dusty wind moving west across the ocean.
(love them but they sound depressing...)
Subtle changes are noticeable.
Slow changes over time.
For now SAL is zapping the basin of tropical moisture.
One tropical wave at a time.
But at the same time....
... those waves wet up the atmosphere some.
SAL wins the battles...
...but not the war.
At times I miss the old days.
Often times I miss the old days.
They were fun...
We have become jaded and cynical.
Batting away the B models for the A models.
Dumping on the GFS model even tho..
..it's performing well in the Epac.
Waiting desperately for the EURO to show some action.
We used to ENJOY tropical meteorology.
Now days we get lost in details.
We rush to see if someone posted a video..
..or a put up some fancy new way better model graphics.
We are playing like it's a reality TV show.
Like we want a new, better toy.
And of course we do..
It used to be FUN...
We studied details and historical data.
We collected bits and pieces of data.
Scraps of paper with numbers hastily scribbled.
10.1 N 32.5 W
I wonder how many understand those numbers above?
We had hurricane maps.
Maps from the grocery store, the hardware store.
Maps from the TV stations.
Maps and mugs.
Now we have who can tweet a link to the EURO.
It's become less personal.
But a bit boring.
Oh my gosh I said "BORING"
I called the great, exciting models...
Yes I love them.
I'm like a drunk during prohibition in search of a speak easy.
But still I want to enjoy watching the water vapor loop..
Without some Grinch batting a wave away saying
"It has NO model support"
Obviously NOT Red Sox fans.
Must be Jets fans.
Sorry but true they leave the stadium at half time..
Love u guys..
Was a HUGE Joe Namath fan as a little girl..
But Red Sox fans stayed true blue season after season.
They stand up and sing Sweet Caroline even if..
..their team is losing.
So do NOT tell me not to enjoy a fricking water vapor loop..
...cause nothing has any model support.
This isn't a video game.
It's real life.
Touching me ...
And Come September...
Don't complain if Mother Nature places a Hurricane..
..where there's an ULL in the Florida Straits right now.
Moving West into the very warm Gulf of Mexico.
In September Epac interference slows down.
SAL loses it's grip.
And we have hurricanes.
When I was young I believed in every little westbound wave.
I learned CLIMO wins almost always.
You can bet the farm on it.
I was taught by great meteorologists.
But trust me they peak at the water vapor loop.
They obsess on every satellite loop even when...
..there is no model support.
They play games.
They throw darts at the screen (rubber ones)
They do anything they can to stay not bored.
So don't tell me not to enjoy a water vapor loop..
..because "the models don't show anything"
Sometimes I even watch the Enhanced IR Loop ;)
@bobbistorm on Twitter
Ps... keep watching...
An upbeat song for Earl..
Tropical Depression #5 ??
(note the lyrics with Rita...)
PPS.. Yes Fishing I posted a clip from Farrelly Brothers.
I remember...when they used to be fun!
Hope ur drinkin coffee :P
(really who reads the blog in boring July??)