The Intersection

Grassy Noel

i-7a1341304f993b1186bb7d5293be0b20-TSNoel.jpgJust when you thought hurricane season was over…Nope. Here’s Tropical Storm Noel. Probably not going to get very intense…but a major rainfall risk in the Caribbean.

I had gotten fond of saying that this Atlantic hurricane season came in like a lion and went out like a lamb. Let’s hope the lion isn’t returning…

Comments

  1. #1 Lance
    October 29, 2007

    Still sticking to your two more major hurricanes prediction Chris?

  2. #2 Chris C. Mooney
    October 29, 2007

    Um, what are you talking about?

    I predicted 4 more category 4 or 5 storms globally in 2007.

    http://scienceblogs.com/intersection/2007/10/my_hurricane_forecast_for_the.php

    How is that a “two more major hurricanes” prediction?

  3. #3 Lance
    October 29, 2007

    My mistake, your post clearly says 4 or 5 category 4 or 5 tropical cyclones “globally”. Perhaps I can be forgiven since the post has the heading “My Hurricane Forecast for the Rest of 2007”. Hurricanes are tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin. I think I was mentally splitting the number, rounding in your favor. Maybe it’s just a sign of my declining mental faculties.

    Any way, I wasn’t trying to be adversarial. I was just curious to see what you thought of the quiet pattern evident in the tropical Atlantic and if you had any reason to expect an increase in hurricane activity for the dwindling season.

    As I’m sure you are aware the ACE is well below average for the year. 2007 looks to go down as a relatively inactive season.

  4. #4 MikeB
    October 29, 2007

    Lance – when you say ‘I wasn’t trying to be adversarial’, it helps if the rest of your posts try not to sound adversarial…

  5. #5 Lance
    October 29, 2007

    Fair enough.

  6. #6 Christophe Thill
    October 30, 2007

    Slightly off-topic, but nevermind : the Dilbert take on the Republican War on Science (not the book) :
    http://www.dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/dilbert-20071030.html

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