No Environmental Science, or Meteorolgy degrees to be found here. All I can offer is three decades of experience observing tropical Atlantic systems.
By: GetReal , 9:24 AM GMT on May 04, 2006
I have over the last several weeks, seen all types of personal conflicts being played out on some blog sites. I hope to keep and dedicate this blog to the simple discussion of tropical weather systems for this upcoming 2006 hurricane season. All opinions and observations about tropical weather are welcome. WE WILL HAVE A CIVIL DISCUSSIONS HERE!!!
Just a little background on myself. I AM NOT A WEATHERMAN, and have never claimed to be one. I am strictly a WEATHER OBSERVER, self taught, that has been intently watching tropical weather systems in the Atlantic basin for over 35 years. I became fascinated with hurricanes in 1965, at age 5, when I experienced Hurricane Betsy in New Orleans. I still reside in the metro New Orleans area, and experienced the west side of Katrina's eye wall. I had to stay, due to my time profession as a law enforcement officer.
In closing, I will never claim to have more knowledge than the NHC, but I still reserve the right to sometimes disagree with them. Everyone should listen to their local officials and the NHC when it comes time to heed an evacuation order.
NOW LET'S GET TO THE MEAT OF THIS BLOG DISCUSSION!!
SST are rising rapidly across the entire Gulf of Mexico and northwest Carribbean. The pieces for the start of the 2006 hurricane season are now falling into place. I still, however, see no signs of Alberto out there. There is still plenty of west wind sheer in the upper levels across the entire Gulf of Mexico and Carribbean Sea. There may be some ridging in the upper levels of the northwest Carribbean seven to ten days from now. I do, however, see what will be the first named tropical system in the East Pacific coming off the coast of Columbia and Costa Rica. That's all for now!!!
Comments will take a few seconds to appear.
Light Thunderstorm Rain