Thursday, September 08, 2005

continuing the tropical system thread

On this day, 105 years ago, the Galveston Hurricane hit, a category 4 storm. The official death count is 8,000 but some estimate it may be as high as 12,000. So many were washed out to sea, it was impossible to know.

Yeah, I'm watching both CNN and the Weather Channel this morning. I have to have some kind of sound to drown out the tinnitis. So this morning is weather trivia.

We're at Ophelia, and only 6 more to go before we're at Wilma, and the last name of the 2005 list. What then, since were only just now reaching the peak of the tropical season? Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, etc... Yep, the Greek alphabet. Never been done before, and this year might just be the year we see Tropical Storm Alpha.

Another bit of trivia, this is the earliest we've reached the O name.

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