2006 - The Quietest Hurricane Year in a Decade

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    The quietest hurricane year in a decade officially ends in three weeks, but meteorologists and disaster managers on the Gulf and Florida coasts agree that the season is already over.
    "We dodged a bullet this year," says meteorologist Gerry Bell of the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center. "If there was ever a time that we needed a break, we got one."

    After nine Atlantic storms that mostly stayed out to sea, there hasn't been another since Hurricane Isaac in late September.

    The month of November, last of the season's six months, is also its lightest, averaging less than one storm every two years since the 1850s. Forecasters see little likelihood of another storm this year.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-11-07-hurricane-season_x.htm?csp=1

     
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  3. 2sisters

    2sisters New Member

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    Thank God for that.
     
  4. BirdieBoo

    BirdieBoo New Member

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    Thats because we already got them all last year. Thank heavens this year was so much milder.
     
  5. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    Amen, thank you God for the break! Florida and the Gulf really needed it.
     
  6. GlitchWizard

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    Ummm, no. I think if there was ever a time that we needed a break, it was LAST year. :)
     
  7. 2sisters

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    I don't know, I never knew I needed a hurricane brake until Katrina came through. i never paid attention to natural disasters until I was affected by Katrina. I am selfish I guess.
     
  8. poco

    poco A cat will blink when struck with a hammer.

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    Ya gotta just keep on about the hurricanes don't ya - I was wondering what you were doing with all your free time NOT having to report hurricane activity!
     
  9. GlitchWizard

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    No. If you're selfish, that means I am too. And I'm not. So you're not. :)
     
  10. Cypros

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    It really is amazing how dramatically different things were this year. I would love it if this was a new, longtime trend, but I doubt it.
     
  11. RiverRat

    RiverRat Patsy Ramsey to the Left

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    This was nice but totally strange too......I've been in Hunker Down Mode for so long that it seems normal now. Cheers to all for the No News that was Good News!
     
  12. Nore

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    Thank God.The people in that area needed a time to recoop.In Ohio the tornado season was light also.May next season be the same.
     
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    [sarcasm: on] That is because George Bush wanted the Repulicans to do better and since he's controlling the weather, decided to make it light. Doesn't he get any credit for the light season?

    Maybe we should ask Al Gore if there was some global cooling that went into effect that helped us out this year.

    Ok I know keep it in the Political Pavillion but the whole global warming causes hurricanes thing just had to come into play with me here.

    I AM THANKFUL FOR THE LIGHT HURRICANE SEASON :)
     

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