A writer and a tropical muse. A funky Lubavitcher who enjoys watching the weather, hurricanes, listening to music while enjoying life with a sense of humor and trying to make sense of it all!
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Who Stole the Hurricanes? CLIMO VS ??? What is the Truth? War Dogs? Really the Truth or kind of maybe sort of ? What is Truth?
Odd looking swirl, gyre, swirling round NOT A HURRICANE over Florida.
Jimmy Buffett should write a new song.
Look at that Water Vapor Loop.
One of the oddest I've seen in a long time.
Talking today on what everyone is talking about.
What we talk about every year usually in early August.
Where are the Hurricanes?
Where are the Major Hurricanes?
Yoo Hoo we are looking for the F storm..
Fiona not the A storm so this seems a silly discussion.
But meteorologists get bored, tired and they fight every year over this..
..and then something huge forms.
The tropics can be complicated to follow and actually to study. Tropical systems look so simple from outer space. A big round, spinning ball moving across the surface of the planet. At times they are very easy to define as they have a huge eye, an empty black circle in the middle of white spiraling bands that spin like a top you played with as a child. Google Hurricane and you can these images below.
Sometimes you get a random picture of a palm tree with all the fronds in one direction.
There are tropical disturbances.
A mass of tropical weather originating in the tropics.
Not really developed enough to have a closed low.
Tropical Depressions up the bar by having a closed circulation.
The elusive "west wind" the hurricanes hunters try to find.
These can be confused with tropical storms as only 5 MPH separate them.
Hurricanes happen when all the players come together.
It's that simple.
We aren't there yet.
We may be later in August and September.
I'd bet money we have action in September.
Not a lot...
.. I'll buy someone a Grande of their choice.
Some people believe it's a conspiracy.
Some wonder on Global Warning.
I'll tell you one thing.
When mets online begin to fight over why hurricanes are not forming..
....why they are not making landfall...
It's about to happen.
Just go to Starbucks...
...go to the movies.
Miami went from Betsy in 1965 ..
..to Andrew in 1992 without one Major Hurricane.
And then along came Andrew..
Movies... War Dogs.
You want truth?
The owner of the company was a cute, average build boy turning 18.
He lived nearby, knew his grandmother and uncle well.
A very smart young man who was good at coloring outside the lines.
His "partner" who told the story was an good but odd looking tall bald kid.
I can say this as I was friends with their parents grandparents...
..and I taught one of them a few times in kindergarten.
Neighbors.. David's mother makes a great kugel.. but I digress.
David lived literally around the corner from me ...
Based on Truth....
What is truth?
Truth is the owner of the company telling the story maybe..
Maybe truth is everyone telling their story.
Maybe the truth is not as exciting.
As my daughter said when the trailer came on..
..after we stared, giggled.
"well they had to make it more exciting then it was..."
Hey they were supposed to release it back in March...
But they had to redo it a bit, make it better.
Change the title... fudge the truth.
Using Starbucks here as an example.
It's summer let's go with Iced Coffee
I'll send someone a great Starbucks card if we do not get a Major Hurricane.
I'll send a Starbucks card with more $ if America doesn't get hit by a Major Cane.
And if you want to hear the truth from the owner of the company AEY.
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Weather Historian. Studied meteorology and geography at FIU. Been quoted in Wall Street Journal, Washington Post & everywhere else... Lecturer, stormchaser, writer, dancer. If it's tropical it's topical ... covering the weather & musing on life. Follow me on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/#!/BobbiStorm