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It’s not even hurricane season yet, and already we’re looking at Andrea?


I’ve never even heard of a subtropical storm before.

With all apologies to my friends named Andrea — I don’t like the looks of this at all. It doesn’t bode well for the season to come. I think I’ll make a sacrifice to the gods of wind shear.

I forgot to mention the headline in this morning’s paper:

City still vulnerable

Just weeks before the start of a new hurricane season, New Orleans’ hurricane levees are incomplete leaving the city at risk from even small hurricanes.

Published inWeather & Seasons


  1. been talking to the old folks around town, the die hards that have been through many a season, and none of them have the foreboding feeling of bad things to come over the next 6 months – whether or not this will prove accurate has yet to be determined

    We have to hope for the best, or it will drive us all nuts

  2. Jason C Jason C

    I realize that since I no longer live in a danger zone for hurricanes my advice may be suspect, but the season is what it is. When it comes down to points, there is more profit in being prepared and having a plan to deal with it should it happen than there is in worrying. Having a plan and going through the process of executing it really helped me to work through the anxiety of Katrina and to stay focused on achieving one goal at a time…whether it was boarding up the house, getting out of town, or re-settling the kids in school and home as quickly as possible to minimize the disruption in their lives, each goal helped me to affirm myself and focus on what positives were around me.

    Let your previous experience wisen you to be ready to deal with it again. It’s going to be a concern every single year you live below sea-level or near the coast.

    If nothing else, Folks in SELA should have learned to be prepared and to have a plan.

    Gosh I sound like such a self-righteous prude!

  3. Marion Marion

    Que sera sera!

  4. Bob Breck (about the only weatherperson in this town worth streetcar fare) was stressing that the ocean temperatures including the gulf are no warmer than average, and does not even consider this a “tropical” system. His conspiracy theory was that the NWS named it simply to highlight the potential risk for the Atlantic coast.

    Bob called the lower than normal season last year…make of it what you will.

  5. Carmen Carmen

    I always trust the conspiracy theories emanating from a sharply dressed man. Does Msr. Breck believe the Atlantic coast is going to get hit by a major system or two, or wasn’t that part of the theory?

    Bart, you may have to get busy:

  6. Mr. Breck believes the National Weather Service was a little bit eager to name the storm considering the wind speeds barely made it to Trop Storm status and for a very short period of time. He speculated that it was done to “alert” the east coast of an overall Hurricane threat, nothing was said on any specific probability.

    As for deities, I would recommend this one legged one. After all, its’ where the name came from.

  7. Carmen Carmen

    Me likey. Although one-eyed might have been a better sync.

    I do admire Msr. Breck’s crisp cuffs and shiny cufflinks. For a weatherman, you know, he does work the performance armature.

  8. pj pj

    We got Crystal Wicker in Indianapolis! She was always my favorite. She was able to deliver disastrous predictions with a smile on her face, and really isn’t that what we needed in New Orleans?

  9. Carmen Carmen

    Oh, never mind. I belatedly realized that’s what you meant. Or I didn’t realize it so much, but unlike Jeffrey’s needing to have someone read his angel for him, I was told. It’s always better that I humiliate myself first, I guess.

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