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Started by metmike - Nov. 11, 2020, 1:26 p.m.

I'll be on today around 4:30pm. They aren't sure how long the 4pm guest will go.

They want to talk about the busy hurricane season.

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By metmike - Nov. 11, 2020, 11:25 p.m.
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The previous guest went long so we only had around 10 minutes at the end of that segment.

Go to this link and the interview starts at just after the 40 minute mark

By metmike - Nov. 11, 2020, 11:31 p.m.
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These are a few of the things that we talked about:

Theta, the 29th named storm of the season,  breaks the old record for most named storms, which was 28 set back in 2005 at 28.

We are going to have an Iota coming up in several days in the Caribbean, so that will be #30.

It's likely that we will have a few more after that!

Subtropical Storm Theta becomes the 29th named storm of the season - 2020 is now the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record

In fact, in 2005, we had 4 more storms at this point of the season.

This would mean Iota, Kappa, Lambda and Mu before the end of the year with a similar finish to the 2020 hurricane season.


By metmike - Nov. 11, 2020, 11:33 p.m.
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The reason for so many hurricanes this year in order of importance. 

  1. The La Nina in the Tropical Pacific.......reduces wind shear in the Atlantic
  2. A natural multi decadal hurricane oscillation that flipped to being positive in 1995.
  3. Ocean temperatures are around 1 degree warmer than a century ago.
  4. Improved technology vs pre satellite and pre hurricane hunter days.........allowing us to detect weaker systems that we didn't know were out there before.

By metmike - Nov. 11, 2020, 11:39 p.m.
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This year is the record for number and named storms, now at 29 and possibly headed towards 33.

12 named storms hitting the US  this year broke the record of 9, set in 1916.

12 total hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin in 2020 is NOT a record. That one still stands at 15 from 2005.

5 major hurricanes is NOT a record this year. That one stands at 7 major hurricanes, set in 1850 and tied in 2005. There were 6 major hurricanes in 1926, 1933, 1950, 1996, 2004 and 2017.