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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!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Wave Mongering and Trying to Go To Sleep

Well.. just had to come on, look around and see what is really out there.

An area of unsettled weather down south of the Yucatan I have been watching.

Waves out in the Atlantic I have been watching.

Good posts on both boards as they rev up for the real start of the season.

You know the tune .. June too Soon. Well... would think by July 1st we will have something to track. reposted their definition of a Wave Monger by John who runs the site with his brother. So funny to read. Reminds me of the old, early days of tracking online when we had the funniest glossary of terms. Wave Monger being one of them.

It's one of many things you can find online at their site and know most the terms are used at and on other boards online. Their definition but a commonly used phrase.

Used when someone posts a post like,

"Wow, did you see that wave out around 35 hanging in there and moving west fast?"

(Everyone looks and sees a small cluster of clouds barely, fairly representative of something that might have once been a wave that rolled off of Africa.)

Some old timer posts a post next that says, "BigKahunaCycloneChaser: you are a wave monger. Breathe!"

(everyone laughs and someone soon points out that the NHC does it too!)

too funny, good post and some good follow ups..

As for me.. okay, I am at times a wave monger and I am guilty.

Hey, you have to feel for me. It's not football season yet, waves are wimpy and tracking is slow, the Keys were great but didn't see any waterpouts (I told him to go south down to the old balcony by the old NWS offices in Key West or at least Marathon and Big Pine but no.. Baby brother wanted to park somewhere and wait for the weather to come to him. Doesn't work that way. On the other hand.. had a nice time, nice drink, nice dinner, got two books in the used book store and some great pics of low hanging clouds over stormy Florida Bay Water. Don't cry for me here. But, it is slow..and I am trying desperately to russel up a Cane for the King of us weather people to make him happy.. maybe throw him a "fish" and have a dry run on a fishy storm.

To find out what a "fish storm" is.. look around and find out on the boards.

And... as for me, spoke to my daughter Dina who is on the road working her way west bound across America to a hippy festival. Her older brother and other siblings shaking their head I am sure. But, Dina is on the road.

And, I am going to sleep. Smarter, wiser and giggling from a cute letter from an old friend who is making me smile.. while waiting here for waves to develop out across the Atlantic.
Go head, watch the waves yourself.. feel free to monger :)

Definition below, found online at

Good night, going to sleep, giggling but going to sleep and maybe I will dream sweet dreams of Canes to the tune of Irish Eyes.. or whatever that song is called ;)

"CFHC Definition:

Wave Monger - 1. n. A hurricane tracker who pines for storms. Who sees every cloud over the ocean as a potential monster heading for land. Usually tropical waves that have not formed yet. Wave Mongers are usually seen more often in the early season. They deal in hype rather than facts. 2. v. The act of hyping up a storm way before it has even formed.

With that in mind, and nothing really brewing out in the Atlantic basin, and you spend more than 2 hours a week on, most likely you wave monger. That is OK, because we all do it from time to time. Tropical waves are hard to predict whether they develop into a system or just die out. Most everyone likes to challenge there predictions for the season, you can see that in a lot of users signatures. Its almost like an unspoken competition.
When nothing is imminent for the tropics we here at CFHC try to keep content updated on the site, and at least report on a cloud or 2. We try to keep the mongering down and make experienced observations of the tropics.


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