Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Another named storm

The 11th, to be precise. As of the writing of this post, the National Hurricane Center was still calling Katrina a Tropical Storm. Really, I think she's already a hurricane and they just haven't updated it.

Compare this with last year, we were making a trip down to Orlando, less than 12 hours after Charley had ripped through there. That was a year and two weeks ago. This year we're headed down again this weekend, and guess what? Another storm!

11 named storms and it's still only August. We haven't even reached the peak of the season yet and were already half way through the list.

For those of you that are curious, the list of names only runs through W, (Wilma this year, yabba dabba doo!) after that we don't start on next years list, as most people think, the National Hurricane Center starts designating them by the letters of the Greek alphabet: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, etc.

My pal JW is down in the West Palm...hope everything works out well for him, as Katrina looks like it could go in there or a bit farther south. Of course, he went through Jeanne and Frances *and* posesses the Magic Horseshoe, so, doesn't look like things will get that bad down there.


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