Tag Archives: tropical storms

Boo Who!

“Be afraid! Be scared! No, the boogie man isn’t going to get you but something is: either global warming, terrorists, gangs, the next hurricane season, avian flu, plastic bottles, your cell phone, etc. That’s what we are overdosed with these days. I don’t … Continue reading

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The Freight Train

I’m writing this blog on the Monday morning after Irma climbed up the spine of Florida on Sunday, September 10th. She first entered my state near Naples where my daughter and her family were set to ride out the storm … Continue reading

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Harvey’s Warning

We here on the west coast of Florida understand that our “Harvey” could arrive and most likely will arrive one of these days. We are most vulnerable to tropical storms that build in the Gulf, head north, and then possibly … Continue reading

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The Named No-Storm

On July 31, I woke up to light rain, enough light rain to prevent my partner from going out for his morning walk. It was a Monday and my morning to exercise at the YMCA. When I left for the … Continue reading

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The Joys of Hurricane Season

Anyone who lives in the state of Florida knows that hurricane season begins on June 1st and does not end until November 30th. Although no one wants to have to deal with a major hurricane, the hope, instead, is that … Continue reading

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The Leaf

During the recent tropical storm that besieged the west coast of Florida for two days, I spent a lot of time staring at my electronic rain gauge. It is set up on a bedside table and measures rainfall captured in … Continue reading

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Human Nature

I am a closet meteorologist. I have never had any formal training, but I applied, when I was in the Navy, to be just that–a weatherman. With my English teaching background and a remarkable typing ability, the Navy decided to train me … Continue reading

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