Building

September 4, 2018

BW photograph of pre-thunderstorm cumulous clouds.

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It is interesting to watch the changes in clouds as a storm builds…

BW photograph of clouds during a thunderstorm with trees in the foreground.

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delivers…

BW photograph of post-thunderstorm clouds over a meadow, treeline, and house.

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and dissipates.

This was a very minor storm without much rumbling or rain.  In fact, it felt quite nice to stand outside and feel the precipitation.  Such is not the case with Typhoon Jebi, which hit Japan today.  Tropical Storm Gordon smacked parts of Florida and is now forecast to morph into a hurricane before hitting the U.S. Gulf Coast later today.  Meanwhile, Hurricane Florence is spinning out in the Atlantic-time will tell if that storm becomes a threat.

This article from earlier in the summer provides a useful explanation about the factors used to forecast the number of storms in a given hurricane season-please note that this is for the Atlantic basin, so storms like Typhoon Jebi would not be included.  This is a complex discipline that requires the analysis of multiple data points.  Having presented that information, the author, Dr. Marshall Shepherd, concludes with perhaps the most important point.

Take care.

9/6/18 UPDATE:  This is the latest regarding Hurricane Florence.