Guessing where a hurricane is heading is not an exact science. Those predictions are much better today than in the past due to better hurricane modeling. Via television, everybody can get constant updates on The Weather Channel. As Tropical Storm Bonnie approaches the oil drenched areas of the Gulf of Mexico, I wanted to share a few Internet sites I visit to quickly get an idea about what is going on and, if I have time, some fun.

Continue Reading Hurricane Watching on the Internet

Hurricane prognosticators are still trying to beat psychics at the game of hurricane prediction. As I indicated in two past posts, When, Where and How Big are the Windstorms of the 2009 Hurricane Season? and Psychic Predicts No Hurricanes On Florida’s Treasure Coast, both scientists and psychics claim credit when they accurately predict a hurricane season and blame mother nature when they are wrong. Sounds a lot like the stock brokers I have known.

Continue Reading Weak El Nino and Cooler Tropical Waters Lead to Predictions of Fewer Hurricanes

Ever since last year, when I accurately predicted the hurricane season, people have been asking me these questions. I even put my money where my mouth is by placing our new office in Houston last June–before the hurricanes. Regarding my powers of prediction, it is better to be lucky than good. And, being in a Wizard’s lineage helps. Unfortunately, Chambers of Commerce are not hoping we pick their town for our next office.

Continue Reading When, Where and How Big are the Windstorms of the 2009 Hurricane Season?

Rarely do hurricanes which start as storms off the African coast make it all the way across the Atlantic to the United States in the hurricane months of June and July. The last one to do so was Hurricane Bertha in 1996. Some of my blogging meteorologist colleagues began following a huge weather wave last week. (You