Comments: How hurricanes form

I see you have the National Hurricane center RSS feed as well... or are you just being annoying and reminding us that this is the first time in a century we have had 5 tropical storms this quickly? Did you notice Emily? Sigh.

Posted by vw bug at July 13, 2005 10:12 PM

I don't mean to be annoying Vee-Dub. It just seemed appropriate with all of the tropical storms hitting the US.

Back in 1995-1996(can't remember) there were 3 hurricanes parading across the Atlantic at the same time, which might have been the first time I'd seen that.

The last 25-30 years had had a relatively small number of storms, most of which were weaker than storms earlier in the century. I believe that that interlude was an aberration, and that we're headed into a 30-40 year span of nasty storms. Might be time to move out of Florida.

Posted by physics geek at July 14, 2005 09:27 AM