EquusStorm wrote:It's funny how this comes up literally every time we have a break in active storms or a season that's less than hyperactive. I imagine this discussion was around in 1997 and 2002 on an IRC network somewhere, too, and yet here we are
This honestly makes me wish this site existed back in 1995. It would've been interesting to see the reactions during the first half of August of 1996/98/99 as well, and even years like 2001 where the season really didn't take off until the second week of September.
More to the topic, a few years ago someone (possibly wxman57) pointed out that most active periods had non-Nino dips in the AMO (short 2-3 year dips), and up until a few years ago this active period was unique that it hadn't
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