Florida Soaker & Some Hurricane History

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Central Florida is getting sloshed thanks to a stalled front in the Northern Gulf- a bit of localized flooding has been reported. Later this week we may see a tropical or subtropical depression spring up as a weak area of low pressure along the front moves over the warm waters of the South Carolina coast. The ECMWF model, which has the lowest rate of “false alarms” for predicting tropical storm development, is championing this theory. The other two reliable models (GFS and UKMET), as well as the NHC give no indication of development…

No other activity is expected in the Atlantic in the near term.

Today in Hurricane History– A mere three weeks after mega-CAT Katrina, Hurricane Rita came ashore at the Texas/Louisiana border as a Category 3 storm. Between 2.5 – 3.7 million people joined in a mass exodus from coastal Texas, making it the largest evacuation in U.S. history. Rita was just a part of the notorious 2005 Atlantic hurricane season which to this day remains the most active season in recorded history with an astounding 28 named storms and 15 hurricanes.

 

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