Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker

A single source reference on tropical weather predictions. With a traditional focus on the upper Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast we've maintained links to track all Atlantic Basin, Caribbean and eastern Pacific storm systems. We are now expanding our view to tropical storms throughout the world intending to be a comprehensive global storm tracking resource.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

A quick look back and then a gaze into the future

For the past 20 years, Southeast Texas has been my home. I moved down to Orange, TX on the border with Louisiana just over 20 years ago. I went from a suburb in central NJ to small town USA in a place with bayous, alligators and wide open spaces. Within a few months of arriving, Hurricane Gilbert headed our way and there was talk of evacuation and flooding. I even boarded up the windows in my apartment. Over time the place became home.

Then 6 years ago we headed west to the outskirts of Houston alongside Galveston Bay near the Kemah Boardwalk and NASA's Johnson Space Center. Overall this area has offered us a lot and we enjoyed much of it. Now, once again, it is time to move on.

As some of you know, I've accepted a position based outside of Atlanta, Georgia. A and I are going out the first week in July to try to get some house hunting in and then I will drive out on Saturday the 5th. If everything goes as planned, A will be able to get the house squared away and on the market in a few weeks and we will load the crowd up and fly out to Georgia to start over again.
So far trying to get ready has been a whirlwind of activity. Next month will be even crazier but then hopefully everything will settle down to some semblance of normalcy after that.
So, what happens with hurricane tracking? As far as I intend, all will stay the same. If Dr's. Gray and Klotzbach can forecast the Atlantic hurricane season from Colorado, I figure we can track what is happening in the Gulf and Caribbean from northern Georgia.

Hopefully, you all have noticed that we are taking on more of a worldwide view to tropical weather. This weekend we have been watching the path of Typhoon Fengshen (known locally in the Philippines as Typhoon Frank). A tropical wave has been strengthening in the eastern Pacific that looks favorable for further development.
And of course it is always fun to debunk the global warming alarmists using real and complete science to counter their quasi religious preachings.
So regardless of whether we are posting from Texas or Georgia, plan to see the same, hopefully useful, prognostications from this hurricane hobbyist and amateur weather dude. (or is that dud?)
I just hope Texas Fred doesn't make me resign from his blogroll.

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