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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!

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Severe Weather & When We Started Naming Hurricanes - Hurricane History Lesson of the Week

Danger Danger ... 
Severe Weather Continues.

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It's not over til it's over..
..and then comes Hurricane Season.

Not much to say tropically today, but I want to point a few things out so you can better understand the weather threats this week.

This is a static image.
Like a painting in black and white.

Put it in motion and you see the evolution.

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Note something tries to get going down by the Yucatan.
But, it's too early as the action is to the North.
The energy from the Yucatan transfers towards the main stage.

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You can see a dry line setting up.
A cone like active zone sets up.
This is weather art in motion.
From high up it's beautiful to watch.
On the ground it's dangerous.
With lots of moving parts.
All moving East and up the coast.
And further West is another system waiting.

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Coming in from the West... Eastbound.

This is what is called Spring Weather.
Severe Weather Season

This will go on and on and on...
For the next week at least.

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A cold front is draped across the Country.
But it won't do all that much.
Well if you are up in the Southern Appalachians...
Might see some snow flakes.
High up there.
Chilly Night on the old AT.

As for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season ...
I want to say this about that:

Got this great graphic from Ye Olde Almanac

You know the Baby Boomer's version of Buzz Feed.

A few points of trivia apparently needed.

Years ago storms were named after the fact.
Towns trashed, people died.
They named it for the Saint's Day.

San Felipe Hurricane.
Santa Ana Hurricane.
It was a different world back then.
We studied their aftermath.
We didn't forecast their path.

Fast forward to the 1950s.

Previously they just had numbers.
See 1949 Hurricane Season....

Fast Forward to 1950.
Names were applied to the storms in real time.

Miamians remember this as Hurricane King arrived.
Marched up Biscayne Blvd like a tropical float.
Old timers will get that... 

Sadly kids today don't understand the concept.
It's sort of like Snapchat meets a Pub Crawl.

Moving along now.


Women had the honor of having their names used.

1979 Men got antsy and wanted their name fame day!

A few male storms stole the show.
Hurricane David tried to march up the Florida Coast.
Scared everyone from Miami North.... 
Made landfall. 

Compare and contrast to Hurricane King.

So that's my lesson in Hurricane History for today.
So the next time some good old boys get together.
And start talking about when they started naming hurricanes.......

Remember Able, Baker, Charlie 1950
1953 Women's Names.
1979 Men and Women Names.
A long, long time ago Saint's Names of that Day it made Landfall.

Hope this clears up that little problem.

Everyone hang tight this week.
Watch your local weather.

Or as I tell everyone.

Google the following

Your City NWS 
Your City Weather
 Example: Atlanta Weather

Or if you see it trending on Twitter... may be too late to prepare.
If you see it on SnapChat it was already there..

Besos BobbiStorm
@bobbistorm on Twitter

Ps Hope this hit the spot!

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