Monday, August 1, 2011

It's Been 1050 Days Since a Hurricane Made Landfall in the United States, Are We Due? (Emily)

The last cyclone to hit the U.S. was hurricane Ike on September 13, 2008.*
From the Houston Chronicle's SciGuy:

Tropical Storm Emily forms … where will it go?
...Here are some track models that were run earlier today.
(Colorado State)

*One of my all time favorite lines came from a pediatric flight-nurse in our Sept. 12, '08 post "Hurricane Watch: Tiny Texans Airlifted Ahead of Ike":
...Premature babies who were brought to the airport in car seats by ambulance were "feeder-growers," Taggart said.
"They're just kind of fattening up, just waiting to get big enough to go home," she said as she moved away from a revving jet ambulance...