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  1. https://www.noaa.gov/news-release/active-2021-atlantic-hurricane-season-officially-ends Hurricane Season 2021 officially over and in the record books. I think this was a very memorable season, mainly because of the 150 mph landfall of Hurricane Ida along the Louisiana coastline. Those type of Gulf Coast landfalls are rare, despite three in the last few years. (Michael, Laura, Ida) I think those of us who have been tracking hurricanes for decades know that most seasons are made memorable because of only one or two storms. 2002 had Isidore and Lili. 2003 was Fabian and Isabel. I think there is a generation of storm trackers spoiled by the likes of 2005, or 2020. Overall, this was a memorable hurricane season. Elsa and Fred could have been slightly more intense, and both could have struck Florida as hurricanes. (Remember the persistent HWRF model showing Fred crossing Biscayne Bay at 90 kt?) but Grace performed beyond expectations. I busted with Henri, which I thought would be much more damaging to New England, but thankfully it wasn't. Ida takes the cake as the storm of the year although (stupid point) I wish it had been named "Hurricane Julian". Larry and Sam were beautiful but out to sea. I'm still surprised Sam's ACE ended up so high. Very impressive. Hurricane Nicholas was a nasty little thing but already seems forgotten. Overall, a memorable season. I still think I myself am partial to the long-tracked threat seasons. Think Frances/Ivan 2004 or Irma 2017.
  2. I'm admittedly a climate change skeptic, atleast when it comes to meteorology and hurricanes. But I have to say, growing up during the mid 1990s in Northeast Ohio, I remember much longer springs with violent severe weather (April/May 1998 stands out in my mind) and much longer, crisper, cooler falls. Now we seem to have snow till May, absolving us of any Springtime, and then heat until Thanksgiving, giving us virtually no Fall. Unless it's just part of getting older and time going faster, it seems like we don't have many more "seasons" here in Ohio the way we did 20-25 years ago. There are also other little things I notice. We used to have a ton of blackberry bushes all over the place. Now I rarely see any. What the hell is up with that? Any thoughts? I remember lots of severe weather here in Ohio back in 1998 and 1999. The violent Ohio thunderstorms would have me flip to The Weather Channel and I'd see graphics for Hurricane Georges or Hurricane Floyd and that began my hurricane tracking.
  3. My apartment is very well insulated. I've had to have the A/C running full blast and these prices are even higher than they used to be. Plus I want that crisp fall weather and I just bought a nice $400 leather lambskin jacket I can't show off.
  4. I am so tired of this hot Ohio weather. So is my air conditioning bill.
  5. I think it was a very memorable season (and it's still ongoing). Hurricane Ida will likely be the "storm of the year". 2017 is the most recent "extreme" year to me. When you have two simultaneous 150 mph hurricanes threatening land (Irma and Jose), then another Cat 4 slamming TX, then another Cat 4 slamming Puerto Rico....that season really joined the 2004/2005 group in my opinion. So I'm a 2004/2005/2017 snob. I really think the explosive August Cat 4s like Charley and Harvey and those long-tracked violent tropical Cape Verde beasts like Ivan and Irma do it for me. I actually think that one thing that may make the weenies feel the season wasn't "crazy" enough are the Louisiana strikes. The media could care less about Hurricanes Laura, Delta and Zeta last year. They quickly dropped Ida from the headlines until New England flooded. Who remembers Hurricane Frances Cat-2 strike in Florida? Me too. I meet people to this day here in the Midwest who remember Frances 2004. Now tell me, who remembers Hurricane Delta's Cat 2 landfall in Creole, Louisiana just last year? Or Hurricane Laura's impact on Holly Beach? The media and the weenies probably want Louisiana to stop hogging the storms.
  6. Definitely a very nasty hurricane season. If you put a gun to my head and asked what seasons in the last 20 years of tracking were "epic" in my memory, I'd categorize them as something like this: EPIC 2004, 2005, 2017 ALMOST EPIC 2008, 2018, 2020, 2021 Alot of people might chastise me for not including 2020 in the "epic" category, and it certainly was in terms of named storms. But I don't know...there was something about 2020 that was just barely lacking. I can't figure out what it was. I think September was sort of a letdown. We had the slew of fish (Omar, Paulette, Rene, Teddy, Vicky, Wilfred) and Hurricane Sally which I actually thought was worse than it ended up being. I was kinda surprised the name wasn't retired. 2004, 2005, and 2017 had those "violent" epic long-trackers. Frances, Ivan, Irma. Something different about those years. The Charley and Harvey Cat 4 explosions in August. Funny enough: They're the only three seasons to hit over 200 units of ACE for a hurricane season the last 20 years. 2020 didn't. Maybe that's what I mean by the difference in the intensity of the seasons. 2004, 2005 and 2017 just had a different vibe.
  7. Welp, assuming we get Sam tomorrow and then the orange in the North Atlantic becomes Teresa...we're prolly gonna exhaust the damn name list again. What the heck?
  8. That ain't happening. My guess is low-end TS at best.
  9. Definitely a memorable season. Cat 3 Grace into Mexico, Cat 4 Ida into Gulf Coast, and Cat 1 Nicholas into Texas. However, there are two beautiful waves out there that could become awesome long-tracked Peter and Rose and they do look like they will remain out at sea, so it keeps the September "excitement" for trackers down.
  10. Models seem convinced this thing will turn.
  11. Yeah. I'm guessing the 150 mph seems pretty right now. You can have ridiculous gusts with a 150 mph storm. Look at Charley in 2004.
  12. Welp they got a hurricane landfall, so it's checked off the list.
  13. I'm surprised at the lack of Cape Verde hurricanes. We get one a year, but I recall many over and over back in the 1990s.
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