Hurricane Harbor

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!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Summer Sunday, Atlantic is Quiet. Do What You Love. It Won't Stay Quiet Forever. Trouble Could Bubble Up Close in GOM or Along East Coast .. New Orleans Drainage and Flooding History Link At the Bottom ... Musical Medley of Shakespeare, Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello

Nothing much is happening in the Atlantic Basin today.
Digging deeper into discussion from the NHC.
The paragraph below refers to the wave that exited Africa.
Most recent wave to come off of Africa...

You can see how quiet it is in our basin.

The wave that came off does have legs.
But isn't expected to do much.
Models don't expect it to do much.
There has been weak support for a TD
That support comes and goes.

You can loop this.
But the image shows it flaring up after coming off.
So worth watching.
Unless you have something better to do....
Maybe chasers are headed to the Pacific.
The Pacific is hot.
The Atlantic is not.

I think what is most interesting is that the N ATL is hot.
Maybe upwelling remains from last season in the MDR...
(that's a joke by the way... some will get it)

What worries me is this.
If something forms close to the East Coast.
There is abundant warmth for it to bubble.
Bubbling as in bubble, bubble, toil and trouble.

It's an illusion to MacBeth.
You see MacBeth ran to the witches for help.
Seeing into the future.
It didn't really work out so well ...
Reminds me of people running after models.

Think the GFS EURO and CMC ....
If you are interested in Shakespeare go for it.
Funny Cliff Notes.

The reality is this is the time to enjoy what's left of summer.
Birds are chirping outside my window (it's annoying)
Cicadas sing suddenly before a rain storm (I hate them)
It's hot and humid kind of like Miami ...
It rained last night, heavy, wild but I was inside.
Cool, comfortable relaxing with my husband.
Enjoying the weekend.
One way or the other.

The truth is MacBeth is a really nasty story about a King who killed anyone in his way or who he thought was in his way. It's not as emotionally depressing as Hamlet but it's got great lines you remember forever. Hurricanes are like Shakespeare. They can be scary, horrible and tragic or they can just be beautiful storms spinning out in the Atlantic looking beautiful on visual imagery and falling apart as they get closer to the coast in the Fall and the Trof Queen rushes to meet and greet the said hurricane and most often the Trof wins and the hurricane goes safely out to sea. Not such a bad scenario, it helps the economy a bit as everyone rushes out to buy hurricane supplies and then feels victorious (or oddly let down) after the hurricane goes out to sea to Ireland or Scotland or some land far away in the North Atlantic. I could show a few clips of a movie from MacBeth but those scenes more scary and dark than a music video so let's just enjoy the music and party on as this is the end of Summer. How do I know that? Am I a wizard? Did I consult the three witches known now days as the Euro, the GFS or the beautiful Canadian? Nooooooooo I looked at the Calendar. 

Meteorological Fall begins on September 1st

And when fronts begin to dip down there is a correlating oddity in that those west bound tropical waves begin to curve more to the WNW and head towards the siren song of the cold front. And, that's where we usually have our real battleground set up. With the Atlantic from say Jacksonville North all the way up to Maine being so ridiculously warmer than normal it will produce meteorological storms of possibly historical significance. It's not a good set up and New England and the Mid Atlantic will be very lucky if they finish the hurricane season without seeing a hurricane. Let's hope for some luck on that one. Usually they get lucky, but you can't always bank on Lady Luck being your friend.

Music videos often mirror classic tales. You can see the illusions here to Hamlet and MacBeth if you really want to go there or you can just enjoy the music and dance. I could have gone to a concert in Miami to see Taylor Swift and her fantastic oh my gosh opening act Camila Cabello but I'm in Carolina and said concert was on Saturday Night and started early and I do the Jewish Sabbath which ends late in the summer after sundown so no I didn't go. See if it had been winter when the sunset is earlier I could have would have gone. But some people sent me videos and I a blast and that's what life is about... being true to yourself, enjoying what you do and what you love. I had a wonderful "Shabbos" in Carolina yesterday doing my thing. I can do my thing another time in Miami if given the opportunity. I saw Willie Nelson perform at the Hard Rock with my brother one Sunday night for my birthday (his treat) and it was great, packed audience but less special effects ... Just Willie being Willie doing what he loves to do. 3 minutes in she talks on how shy she was as a little girl and how her life changed so much over time. How much has your life changed? Are you still who you were hiding in the closet singing Taylor Swift songs when your parents went to Publix or are you out on a stage in front of 60,000 fans or are you simply happy singing in the shower? 

Not much going on in the tropics. That will change but where or when I can't say for sure as I am not living and dying by the models nor am I going into the forest looking for witches to tell my future. I'm just biding my time, having a good time and enjoying watching the loops, the always beautiful water vapor loop showing subtle signs of what may or may not happen down the line.

Now look what you made me do? I went longer than expected but had fun writing and I enjoy writing so that's good. Going to enjoy the day knowing that down the road there will be more to talk about than waxing poetic on Miami girls who make it in the big time singing to their home town audience. She went to high school in Miami, Southwest Miami, so that makes her a home town girl. We never forget high school do we? Puts a stamp on our lives. Made in Miami :)

Besos BobbiStorm
@bobbistorm on Twitter

Ps... a very good article to read if you like weather history and geology history and how they clash and work together or against each other below. New Orleans from the start had problems with flooding, as did Charleston and Key West, but it's a beautiful place to live so the early settlers found high ground and life went on. Fast forward a few hundred years and they tried to fix the flooding problems and the "city" expanded into areas it probably shouldn't have expanded into but there wasn't much urban planning back in the day and that's how we got to where we are now and what happened when Katrina a hurricane that formed close in just off shore of Miami and after making landfall in South Florida kept on going to other ports of call along the Gulf of Mexico; as many hurricanes have done such as Betsy and Andrew to name a few. 

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