The Right Hurricane; Updated Below (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

This hurricane season has been dead quiet. I wonder how that sits with the AGW (Anthropocentric Global Warming) theory supporters? Remember 2005? All the big hurricanes hitting the Gulf states were due to global warming, according to a lot of the theory’s loudest proponents. And hurricanes would just get worse and worse each year they claimed. This year? Crickets. And warm Gulf breezes.

For coastal cities no hurricane news is good news, but the big storms are good in that they push a lot of rain inland to our dry regions.

Five-day cone prediction, National Hurricane Center. Click to see most recent map.

Five-day cone prediction, National Hurricane Center. Click to see most recent map.

Now, Hurricane Rick is on the way. This Pacific storm is forecast to make landfall on the Pacific tourist areas of Mexico and to drive inland toward Texas. Hopefully, coastal damage and flooding will be minimal and we’ll get a good shot at some rain for West Texas and more importantly, the drouth stricken areas of Central and South Texas.

Rick could be the storm we need to help break the drouth and refill some lakes and reservoirs–the right hurricane.

UPDATE:

Well, I guess I’m the world’s worst weatherman. Rick came ashore today, Wednesday, Oct. 21, and fizzled from a Category 5 monster to a wimpy Tropical Depression when it hit Mexico’s mountains.  So, I will trust the weather report from experts next time — they never thought Rick would do much for Texas in the way of rainfall.

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