Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hurricane Watch: "The Joker" (Fay) intensifies over land!

Jeff Masters is amazed. From Wunderblog:
Tropical Storm Fay (AKA "The Joker") is pulling a trick that may be unprecedented--significantly intensifying over land, developing a full eyewall....MORE
We'll check back this afternoon. It appears Dr. Masters nailed it when he dubbed the ripple "The Joker" six days ago, before it had even become a tropical depression.

At that time (Hi I'm Climateer, I'll be your server today) we made this breakfast suggestion:
...Here's a post from last year: "How To Hedge A Hurricane" or you could pick up some delicious orange juice futures....

Monday, Bloomberg reported:

...Orange juice rose to the highest price this month. Florida is the world's second-largest orange grower.

Orange-juice futures for November delivery rose 2.3 percent to $1.0865 a pound on ICE Futures U.S., the former New York Board of Trade. Fay probably won't threaten citrus crops because it will weaken once it gets over land, Rouiller said....