I am an avid weather watcher for the last 42 years. Weather has been a love of mine since I was 7. I enjoy watching the Tropics & Severe Weather.
By: Bordonaro, 4:22 PM GMT on September 06, 2009
Good Morning/Afternoon to all :0),
I joined "Weather Underground" in late Aug 09. I first of all want to thank Dr. Masters and all the others for being an excellent source of knowledge and others are an excellent source of entertainment! I have been a weather follower for 41 yrs, I grew up on Long Island in the 60's and 70's. What captivates me about weather is how God put together the atmosphere, weather patterns may be similar, but they're never the same.
I have never seen a major hurricane and from what I have read and seen through my life I never want to see one on the ground, although I would love to fly into a major hurricane with the Hurricane Hunters. The few small hurricanes and tropical storms I've seen have taught me a heathy respect of their power. I can remember last years Hurricane season, it produced many powerhouses, I also remember all the damage, flooding, tidal destruction and wind damage they caused also! Ike actually caused a delay in moving to the Houston Metro area! Glad I wasn't there, all the news indicated that was a bad storm for Galveston!!
I know that I am disappointed in the '09 Hurricane season has been quiet. I am thankful the storms in the Atlantic basin have done little damage and I am thankful for that. Although this is a El Nino year, I believe there will be at least 4-5 more storms between now and late October. At least 1 or 2 more hurricanes, so I have not quite given up hope yet! This year wind shear has been really bad, I gather that's the norm for a strong El Nino. I have learned alot from everyone and I'll be around lurking, learning and occassionally putting my 2 cents in from time to time.
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