Published in April of 2007 , the initial 2007 Hurricane Season predictions looked ominous
Now that the season is just about over, let's see how well they've done:
From the weather geek at Pajamas media dot com:
Thus far, 2007 has seen 14 named storms, five hurricanes and two major hurricanes — one of which, Hurricane Dean, was the third-most intense major hurricane ever recorded at landfall in the Atlantic basin. This season also set several records for rapid intensification, and was just the fourth season ever to witness two Category Five hurricanes (Dean and Felix), as well as the first ever in which two hurricanes made landfall while at Cat. 5 status.
Ryan N. Maue Meteorology PhD Candidate at FSU
The Center for Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) looks at the 2007 Hurricane Season in the Northern Hemisphere:
During past 30 years, only 1977 has had less activity to date Jan 1-Nov 7. For the period of June 1 - Oct 31, only 1977 has experienced LESS tropical cyclone activity than 2007.
So this weekend I'll unpack my "evacuation boxes" of food and assorted things one would need when leaving home because of an approaching maelstrom in the Gulf.
Farewell 2007 Hurricane Season. For six months we don't have to worry about checking in at the Weather Channel or Weather Underground's tropical webpage on a daily basis.