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It's raining cats and dogs!

Posted by deanna on September 20, 2010, 10:22 am, in reply to "Invest 96/ rain report..."

.. - 70/inch in the past 45 minutes. Here's an interesting blurb from the Weather Underground blog this morning (under "Remarkably Quiet Western Pacific and EPAC Hurricane Season"):

"It's a similar story out in the Eastern Pacific, where a near-record quiet hurricane season is occurring. So far there have been 6 named storms, 3 hurricanes, and 2 intense hurricanes. Ordinarily, we should have had 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 2 intense hurricane by this point in the season. Since reliable satellite records of Eastern Pacific hurricane activity began in 1970, the quietest season on record was 1977, when just 8 named storms occurred. The fewest hurricanes occurred in 2007 (four), and there have been two years with no intense hurricanes. The peak of Eastern Pacific hurricane season is around August 25, and on average we can expect just 3 more named storms this year. Thus, we could set records for the fewest named storms and hurricanes this year".

I guess record rainfall doesn't count for much when
you're just counting storms.


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