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Seasons Greetings


Happy NODWISH Greetings

As a service to my readers I have compiled a list of useful terms for our modern global village.

It is time to wish family and friends: [select one]

Merry Solstice
Happy Hanukkah
Happy Kwanzaa
С Рождеством Христовым
Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Vrolijk Kerstfeest
Nadolig Llawen
Fröhliche Weihnachten
Joyeux Noël
Buon Natale
Feliz Navidad
God Jul
Rauhallista Joulua
Happy Hogwatch
Happy Christmas

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December 1, 2009   12 Comments

The Season That Wasn’t

This year’s Hurricane Season was a non-event in the Atlantic Basin, while the Pacific was getting pummeled.

Two storms came ashore, Claudette and Ida, as Tropical Storms, but neither caused much in the way of damage as tropical events. The remnants of Ida were absorbed into an Nor’easter on the Atlantic Coast and created some major problems for the coastline.

The air was drier than usual, and the wind shear was tearing developing storms apart. This was attributable to a moderate El Niño in the Pacific. The sea surface temperature was plenty warm enough to support major hurricanes, but the dry air and wind shear disrupted their development.

Those of us who live on the Gulf Coast don’t really care why, just that there wasn’t much activity.

So today and tomorrow we have to put up with an extratropical storm, which is the equivalent of a weak tropical storm, but it is cold, with the lows on Saturday expected to dip to the freezing point, and the possibility of snow around Houston.

December 1, 2009   6 Comments