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So how many of you were watching in '68?
10-26-2013, 08:13 PM
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So how many of you were watching in '68?
There was a new article in WUWT about this years season -

Atlantic Hurricane Season Quietest in 45 Years


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By WUWT Regular Just The Facts

From the Insurance Journal:

“The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season looks set to go down as a big
washout, marking the first time in 45 years that the strongest storm to
form was just a minor Category 1 hurricane.

There could still be a late surprise in the June 1-Nov. 30 season,
since the cyclone that mushroomed into Superstorm Sandy was just revving
up at this time last year.

But so far, at least, it has been one of the weakest seasons since
modern record-keeping began about half a century ago, U.S. weather
experts say. Apart from Tropical Storm Andrea, which soaked Florida
after moving ashore in the Panhandle in June, none of this year’s
cyclones has made a U.S. landfall.”



“It has been “a very strange sort of year” in the unpredictable world of
cyclones, said Jeff Masters, a hurricane expert and director of
meteorology at Weather Underground. “We’ve been in this multi-decadal
pattern of activity but it just didn’t happen this year,” Masters said,
referring to the prolonged period of increased hurricane activity that
began in 1995.”

“There were two short-lived Category 1 hurricanes this year, making
it the first Atlantic season since 1968 when no storm made it beyond the
first level of intensity, according to the National Hurricane Center.

It has also been a year marked by the fewest number of hurricanes
since 1982 and the first since 1994 without the formation of a major
hurricane.

In terms of so-called “Accumulated Cyclone Energy” (ACE), a common
measure of the total destructive power of a season’s storms, 2013 ranks
among the 10 weakest since the dawn of the satellite era in the
mid-1960s, said Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the Miami-based National
Hurricane Center. “The ACE so far in 2013 is 33 percent of normal,” he
said.”

“Phil Klotzbach, a Colorado State University climatologist, readily
admits that the forecasts are based on statistical models that will
“occasionally fail,” since the atmosphere is chaotic and subject to
fluctuations that cannot be predicted more than a week or two in
advance.”

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10-28-2013, 05:38 AM
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RE: So how many of you were watching in '68?
I was not even an itch in my dad's pants in '68.

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