HURRICANE SEASON 2009 - The Official Thread

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What are your predictions for the 2009 hurricane season?

Poll ended at 06-14-2009 11:52 PM

A few storms will brush the U.S. East Coast; nothing serious.
3
50%
One storm will be a stand-out, and cause the loss of lives and millions of dollars of property in the U.S.
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No votes
Several CAT 3-5 storms will come one after another resulting in major devastation along the East Coast.
2
33%
The Gulf of Mexico will again be the target for a majority of this season's hurricanes.
1
17%
 
Total votes: 6

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HURRICANE SEASON 2009 - The Official Thread

Post by HurricaneJoanie » 05-10-2009 11:41 PM

Pirates,

I now declare The 2009 Official Hurricane Thread open. Let us take note that we are a mere three weeks away from June 1 -- the official start of hurricane season in the "Americas" part of the world.

Remember that last year, hurricanes began forming prior to June 1, thus, the (slightly) early posting of the thread this year.

National Hurricane Preparedness Week will be May 24-30, so those in harm's way will want to review their plans, restock supplies, and "prepare."

The National Hurricane Center has added made "important changes" in its text and graphic services -- you might want to check that out.

Free tracking charts for the Eastern Pacific, Western Atlantic, and full Atlantic regions are available from the NHC as well.

This year's storm names:

Ana
Bill
Claudette
Danny
Erika
Fred
Grace
Henri
Ida
Joaquin
Kate
Larry
Mindy
Nicholas
Odette
Peter
Rose
Sam
Teresa
Victor
Wanda


My intuition tells me that Erika, Fred, Grace, Henri, and Kate might be the worst of the bunch. Perhaps some of you may sense something about certain names as well.

Let's stay tightly on topic within this thread, please.

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Post by SETIsLady » 05-10-2009 11:57 PM

JOANIE !!!!! :D

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Post by SETIsLady » 05-10-2009 11:58 PM

You have been made a sticky ;)

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Post by HurricaneJoanie » 05-10-2009 11:59 PM

This thread is definitely Sticky-worthy.
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Post by SETIsLady » 05-11-2009 12:01 AM

Its going to be a nasty season Joanie, do you feel the heat already ?

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Post by HurricaneJoanie » 05-11-2009 12:06 AM

Sure do. We've already had some serious storms -- last night I thought my roof was going to be ripped off.

How's it been in Florida?

I believe that by the end of May the waters off the coasts of the Carolinas will already have risen above last year's temps at that time. Everyone has been so worried about tornadoes that hurricane season is slipping up behind everyone "on little cat's paws."

I haven't rec'd my test email from the NHC, but will post when I do.
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Post by racehorse » 05-11-2009 12:16 AM

Great to see you back on ship, HurricaneJoanie. :)

Hopefully the hurricane season will be incredibly mild this year.

2009 has already had enough severe weather to suffice for years to come (for some of us anyway). ;)
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Post by Swerdloc » 05-11-2009 08:11 AM

It's really good to have you back, Joanie, and keeping us informed. Looking over the list of names for this year, I'll be really interested in seeing how the second named storm turns out.
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Post by SETIsLady » 05-11-2009 08:37 AM

HurricaneJoanie wrote: Sure do. We've already had some serious storms -- last night I thought my roof was going to be ripped off.

How's it been in Florida?
Sorry to hear that you had a scare :(

Florida is hot and dry, I can't remember the last time we got rain, we are under water restrictions now.

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Post by Psychicwolf » 05-11-2009 09:53 AM

Joanie, Joanie, Joanie!:D :D

I hope you and SL are wrong and that you will have a fairly mild hurricane season, said the woman who knows little about hurricanes. :)

Pack in that chocolate though, post MD sales should be good for needed preparations.;)
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Post by HurricaneJoanie » 05-11-2009 09:14 PM

Hi Race, everyone . . . thank you for your posts.

Yep, I'll bet that "Bill" makes a brief appearance around the D.C. area and winds down in Maryland. ;)

We'll see how it goes, PW. Not into chocolate as much as I used to be, but I'll find another vice to get me through the potential turbulence :D

SL -- you are where we were last year. Rationing of water, lawns drying up, no water served in restaurants. It's a bad feeling. It can either be a blessing or a curse during the storm season. Hope that changes for you -- soon.

Let's see where this season will take us....
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Post by IvyQ » 05-12-2009 08:49 AM

Swerdloc wrote: It's really good to have you back, Joanie, and keeping us informed. Looking over the list of names for this year, I'll be really interested in seeing how the second named storm turns out.


Hey Swerdloc, I'll be interested in seeing how the last named storm turns out :D.

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Post by Joolz » 05-12-2009 01:35 PM

Hi Joanie! Good to see you. I always read this thread and try to watch the storms as they arise. Glad you started it again. There's always good info here and the personal aspect adds something special to it. :)
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Post by HurricaneJoanie » 05-12-2009 06:37 PM

Hello beautiful Joolz. :)

Those of us in harm's way will do our best to keep everyone up-to-speed. Info from land-lovers also welcome.
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Post by Shirleypal » 05-12-2009 07:26 PM

{{{Joanie}}} let's hope this season is mild, good to see you.

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