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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Record Breaking Season!


Hurricane Wilma has certainly amazed everyone, even the people on The Weather Channel. It has broken and set quite a few records in the past couple of days. After peaking at a 175 mph category 5 hurricane it has now loosed a bit of steam and is now a very strong category 4 hurricane. Wilma has become the most intense hurricane on record in the Atlantic Basin and had the lowest pressure (882 mb) ever recorded for a hurricane. Jamaica has been drenched with days of continuous rain but Wilma has now turned her attention to the Cayman Islands, Cuba, and South Mexico, and as the weather people expects, it's eyeing Florida. The rains have eased up here in Jamaica, but we won't be getting a real break until Friday.

This season has definitely been an extremely active one with 21 Hurricanes battering the Atlantic Basin. Due to the record number of hurricanes this season, all the letters used to name the hurricanes have been used up. As a result, meteorological will now resort to using the Greek alphabet to name any new tropical storm or hurricane. Here is a list of all the hurricane that have made up the onslaught on the region: Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Dennis, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irene, Jose, Katrina, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rita, Stan, Tammy, Vince and Wilma.

Record numbers of powerful hurricanes, massive earthquakes, tsunami and re-emerging diseases. All these disasters, this earth is certainly becoming more and more hostile. Leaves us to wonder what the earth will throw at us next and for us in the tropics, what the rest of this season and worse the what the next hurricane season will be like! All we can do is hope and pray for the best or at least the strength to deal with it. Enjoy the rest of your day people.

8 commented:

Hi Stunner- Well me tiyad of dem hurricanes. But it's certainly an indication of the changes going on with Earth. I feel this is going to be the trend of things for us in this part of the world, more hurricanes and more powerful ones.

Predicions are that dis hurricane suppem going to continue each year Stunner.

Look like we done frig round wid Earth long enuff, so we simply paying the dues...aah bwoy.

Saw Wilma's path on Weather Channel earlier...one zig zag suppem almost like a maze to rahtid!

Lawd if I hear about one more hurricane I'm going to spin around really fast and become one too....

No kidding. 100 years of screwing the environment over and it's time to pay the tab. I'm worn out.

man this has been one exicting year. god must be really upset with somebody.

Princessdominique you funny but i know what you mean what next?

Amen brother. These hurricanes have an ongoing mental effect as well - more road rage and stress to Rass.

I’m feeling the Princess on her comment and may I just add that with all the crazy weather we’re having it just shows that we are not taking care of the earth like we should.