First things first: Today is May 27th, and we are a WEEK from the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. However, as we know, sometimes things kick off a little early. In fact, they kicked off EXTREMELY early, in 2016…There was actually a hurricane named ALEX in January of this year!
Today, we expect Invest 91L, near the Bahamas, to become a tropical cyclone…meaning it will likely be upgraded to a depression, or even a named storm. Since Alex happened in January, this storm will be named Bonnie, if it develops that far…And there is an 80% likelihood that it WILL become a named storm. The path predicted is looking like a landfall somewhere between Georgia and North Carolina, along the southeast coast. While no IMMEDIATE threat, the forecast modelling does indicate that the remnants could be pushed south over the Florida peninsula…And THEN we could have some adverse effects…Namely very heavy rain. It’s ALSO possible for storms to re-generate if they reach open water, again. So this story bears watching.
I took this opportunity to provide links to some important information…NOW is the time to make a disaster plan. Don’t wait til there’s a need.
My FIRST stop when seeking weather info is always http://www.tropicwx.com, also known as “Jay’s Page O’ Hurricane Links“. Jay keeps up to date links to over a DOZEN weather graphics, as well as the four best tropical weather websites around…The Weather Channel site, The National Hurrican Center site, Weather Underground, and Accuweather.com.
This is a great resource, and you’d do well to visit and support it! With the website open on your desktop, you will look like a full blown meteorology nerd!
Now, I’m going to rant softly…Memorial Day is when we remember and honor our service personnel that died in service to our country. Let’s respect ALL our veterans enough to remember that…Thank living vets, and those that died after serving, on Veteran’s Day…Let’s save THIS weekend for reflection and remembrance of those who gave “The last full measure of their strength” in service to our country.
In humble gratitude to all who died serving our country.