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Tropics remain quiet

Published on June 26, 2007 8:24 AM | Comments

Not much is happening in the tropics, so now after all the hype we are starting to see some news reports wondering if the forecasters are wrong (again - like they were last year). It is a very peculiar thing - everyone should be happy about the lack of potentially life threatening weather... not trying to cheer it on. The Palm Beach Post has a pretty good section for hurricanes, satellite images, links, etc. - here is a recent article:

Since then: zip, zero, nada. A three-week drought of storms.

So, what's it all mean? Put up the shutters now or start drinking those gallon jugs of water? And what does El Niņo have to do with it?

"Early-season storms have little or nothing to do with peak-of-season activity," said Richard Knapp, a senior forecaster at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

"Often we've had one June storm and we've had a strong peak season. And we've had Junes without a storm when the peak of the season hasn't been as strong," he said.

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