Archive for August 29, 2011

A QUIET WEATHER PATTERN WILL BE WELCOME THIS WEEK… TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWELVE DEVELOPS IN THE EASTERN NORTH ATLANTIC

The weather this week will be perfect for the clean-up and repairs that need to be made from Hurricane Irene. Although there will be a chance of a shower or thunderstorm on Monday and Monday night, the week ahead should be dry for the most part. Temperatures will be typical for late August. I know you don’t want to hear this but another tropical depression has developed in the Atlantic Basin. It’s way to soon to speculate where this will track.

Every hurricane is unique and each one has its own distinct characteristics. It is impossible to know the exact details of how a hurricane will impact any given area  prior to a hurricane’s approach. Also, intensity forecasts are very difficult and are much less accurate than track forecasts. I say all this because there are some “critics” out there who think that this storm was over-hyped, especially in the Northeast. Although this storm did not produce the tidal flooding that it could have caused in the NYC area, it still caused havoc in many areas of the Northeast. Effects from Irene include  rain induced flooding, numerous downed trees, power outages affecting millions of people so this storm will be memorable for many folks up there regardless of what the critics think. It is better to be prepared for the worst and not receive the worst conditions. The safety of the people should be the number one priority for authorities. Of course, when the next hurricane threatens the Northeast, there will be some people that will not evacuate since they will think that it will be another situation like Irene. That storm may be the one that does flood those areas that Irene did not flood. I agree that evacuations are expensive and cause major problems for those who are ordered to evacuate. But, isn’t your life more important than dealing with those inconveniences for a day or two?

That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and have a great day.

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