Sunday, August 21, 2005

been wondering what's causing the huricanes recently?

Well, y'all (especially you who live on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts), you should be watching the Discovery Science Channel a little more often. But since I'm nice, I'll tell you why. Off the coast of Africa, just north of the Equator and near the Azores Islands, the Atlantic Ocean's temperature fluctuates. The fluctuation is only 1°C (about 33°) is not as far as meterology goes, but when the Atlantic Ocean increases by 1°C, the number of hurricanes increases dramatically. In the 50's and 60' there was the increase in Atlantic Ocean temperature, and the corresponding increase in hurricanes. During the 70's, 80's and early 90's, the water temperatures returned to normal. These cycles last 20-25 years.

Now, great for us, starting in about 1995 the water started warming up again. So, I now were are now 10 years into a 20-25 year cycle. So, get used to it folks, we have 10-15 years to go. Hope you like wind and rain.

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