The Intersection

Bondo Back at Cat 4

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Cyclone Bondo has, for me, underscored just how far hurricane intensity prediction still has to go. It almost seems as though every time this storm is predicted to weaken it intensifies, and every time it’s predicted to intensify it weakens.

Most recently, Bondo has jumped back up to 115 knots, or Category 4 strength, even as the storm’s powerful left front quadrant (that’s the dangerous quadrant in the Southern Hemisphere) rakes Madagascar’s northwestern coast. I don’t know much about Madagascar beyond the fact that it has lemurs. But it looks like the city of Antsiranana is getting it quite directly right now. And as this is a Category 4 storm, albeit one whose eye is remaining offshore, that could be pretty bad.

Comments

  1. #1 SLC
    December 25, 2006

    In regards to global warming, Mr. Mooney might want to comment on the most recent column of Honest Bob Novak in which he trashes John McCain and Joe Lieberman for not supporting the formers’ corporate fat cats.

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/novak/185298,CST-EDT-novak25.article

  2. #2 llewelly
    December 28, 2006

    Leaky Bob’s role in this shell game is to make McCain-Lieberman appear centrist.

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