This is the tropics on the day of the Autumn Equinox.
Often on the Autumn Equinox big Hurricanes make landfall.
Hurricane Hugo September 22, 1989
Hugo goes down in history as one of those famous Equinox Hurricanes.
Read any old book on Hurricane History.
You see the term "equinox storms"
Cyclones, storms or typhoons.
They were not so stuck on names then.
If it made landfall and created havoc it was a storm.
It destroyed the crops, killed lives .. put ships at the bottom of the sea.
They recorded them and worried on them.
Note the quote from an old book from 1885.
The word equinox is highlighted for you...
Back in the day this was the way they prepared for Hurricane Season.
They ... Remembered September.
In history books they were often called Equinox Cyclones.
Most often West Indies Cyclones ...
..making landfall during the Autumnal Equinox.
See this old journal below...
A long time ago in a land far away....
... Hurricanes were Equinox Storms.
Or thought to be.
They weren't so wrong.
Truth is we knew so little back then.
But in ways they knew a lot.
They knew to watch for storms in September.
No hype on "peak of the season"
No graphics on TWC
NO satellites or radar imagery.
Before the Wright Brothers took to the air in NC...
...they flew in mid December not September!!
It's kind of awesome what old time meteorologists knew.
And what we know now breaks all bounds of imagination back then.
2016 we have no West Indies Cyclones making landfall.
In 1938 the New England famous hurricane made landfall.
In 1989 Hurricane Hugo came up from the West Indies...
...made landfall during the Autumn Equinox
I'm a big booster of the NWS.
They have incredible history pages.
Good info to learn from on more than if it's gonna snow.
So take advantage of their site.
Many online sites have good info as well.
So we had a wedding in Miami with no hurricane.
Skies were crazy... gray, then pink, then purple..
Thunder, lightning but it didn't rain.
Inside the room was bathed in pink, purple lights.
Palm trees, orchids and Latin music.
Sorry for pics tweeted late at night when I was dancing.
Some were meant for Facebook... others friends on Twitter.
Wedding over, I'm back on top of the tropics.
Today TD Karl is bucking TS status.
Karl is an Autumn Equinox Cyclone.
That's some of the discussion.
Detailed and critical of Karl's presentation.
As Mike says... looks can be deceiving.
Karl is forecast to be a Hurricane in the North Atlantic.
Then turn extra tropical out at sea.
Take a look at Karl for yourself!
I agree with Mike.
Don't believe everything you read and looks can be deceiving.
It's forecast by NHC to be a hurricane.
Looks more than a Tropical Depression to me.
Expect an upgrade soon.
That said Lisa is also forecast to go out to sea.
Watch Lisa in motion below:
So the Atlantic is quiet ISH
In the Pacific it is not quiet.
Far to the right see all the cyclones ....
Their pain is oddly our gain.
We are safe, they are not.
So pray for those in the path of other cyclones.
In Miami on September 18, 2016
We had lots of weather but no hurricanes crashed the party.
And this September the Atlantic basin is fine, fine, fine.
Well unless Karl has any surprises like Julia had...
And we danced all night at the Miami Wedding.
Bride and Groom on the stage rocking it
Me dancing with another son, loving it.
Tropics quiet today but Hurricane Season is not over.
5 PM probably will show Karl a Tropical Storm.
Tomorrow I'll look around the basin.
I wanted to give a little Hurricane History
The heads up back when for West Indies Cyclones.
Atlantic Basin Hurricanes making landfall.
Hurricane History is just as important...
..as talking about Tropical Storms on the map today.
We learn from history.
That is how they knew to watch for Hurricanes in 1885...
..way before satellite imagery, recon and radar.
Love you all.
@BobbiStorm on Twitter
Ps... One thing about Miami is the sunsets are always beautiful