It is SUCH a quiet season...

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It is SUCH a quiet season...

#1 Postby senorpepr » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:42 pm

...if you compare it to last season. Otherwise, it's actually above normal.

WHAT?! Did I just say 2006 is above normal?! YES!

Remember, 28 named storms has NEVER happened before. Before 2005, 21 was that magical number that many said was very unlikely to ever occur. Now that we've seen 28 named storms in the Atlantic, it appears that anything less than 28 is considered a bust.

Is 2006 a "slow" season? I can rattle off stats all day (matter of fact, I frequently post stats in the Tropical Analysis forum, but some don't bother looking there), but instead I'll simply post two images.

Image 2006 compared to active seasons.
Image 2006 compared to climatology.

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#2 Postby Bane » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:43 pm

Yep, on average, we are above normal.

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#3 Postby Brent » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:45 pm

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#4 Postby Bailey1777 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:47 pm

That should be a sticky. I'm sick of the this season is over, what a waste post. Even amatuers should realize this is just the beginning.

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#5 Postby curtadams » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:47 pm

AND, that's not even counting 4 significant tropical systems which, for one reason or another, didn't get names. It's been busy!

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#6 Postby Normandy » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:49 pm

^Cosign^

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#7 Postby Anonymous » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:49 pm

curtadams wrote:AND, that's not even counting 4 significant tropical systems which, for one reason or another, didn't get names. It's been busy!


4? Which 4 are you talking about? I know the one off of ACK and the one off of the NC coast.

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#8 Postby Normandy » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:50 pm

^There was one that hit NC, two Texas disturbances

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#9 Postby all_we_know_is_FALLING » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:52 pm

senorpepr!!! Thank you!

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#10 Postby Anonymous » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:53 pm

Normandy wrote:^There was one that hit NC, two Texas disturbances


I hope you aren't talking about 98L...that was not a storm.

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#11 Postby bvigal » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:53 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: bravo senorpepr!!
I remember the same "it's a dud season" in another forum in 2004 in the last week of July, then BOOM! :lol:

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#12 Postby curtadams » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:56 pm

Two on Texas. The first was developing, but didn't get particularly near storm status. Nonetheless, it produced a whopper of a rain event in coastal SE Texas. The second storm, also in Texas, actually formed a LLC in conjuction with tropical storm strength winds - but the LLC formed over land, so by the official definition it wasn't a TS.

Actually, maybe 5 - that invest off the Carolina 2 weeks ago had nice structure when the jet stream blew its head off. In any case, there's been a lot to watch.

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#13 Postby RattleMan » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:58 pm

Awesome post, senorpepr. Thanks for reminding everyone what an anomaly 2005 was.

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#14 Postby SouthFloridawx » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:03 pm

That is so weird I was looking at that in your thread in the Tropical Analysis Forum.

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#15 Postby Josephine96 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:05 pm

We just need to be patient. The storms will form :wink:

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#16 Postby kranki » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:07 pm

Having got hit 8 times in the last two years, I am happy for the lull. Hope it keeps going that way, but aint countin on it! ;)

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#17 Postby stormtruth » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:22 pm

Oh. I see. It's not 2006 that's dull. It's climatology that's boring. 8-)

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#18 Postby bvigal » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:35 pm

stormtruth wrote:Oh. I see. It's not 2006 that's dull. It's climatology that's boring. 8-)

LOL! There's a quote from Top Gun which could be adapted for hurricane fanatics, "You're not going to be happy unless you're going Mach-2 with your hair on fire and you know it." Maybe something like "You're not going to be happy unless there's 3 Cat 5's out there...!"

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#19 Postby mempho » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:37 pm

Good post, senorpepr

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#20 Postby GeneratorPower » Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:45 pm

Wouldn't you like to be a pepr, too?


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