This is a question. Why is there so little perception and rain fall in Southern Colorado. What are the chances of this changing in the next decade.
I am a retired Science Teacher. You might want to add this to your great web page:
1) As the storm arrives at the same time the moon phase is either new or full, the coastal surge of water flooding inland will be much greater (than if the moon phase is first or third quarter).
2) If high tide is arriving during the storm, the storm surge pushing inland will cause much greater flood devastation. If low tide, not quite so bad.
3) Consider the circular shape and speed of the storm as it moves towards its target. If the left front side (left quadrant) of the storm hits the target, the wind and storm surge will have less damage due to the left wind's direction moving away from the target.
4) If the right side quadrant of the storm's circular motion hits the target, both the storm's ground speed and wind speed will combine together hitting the target with much more wind and surge devastation!!!
5) Remember, ask yourself a few things before the storm hits: What's the moon phase? When will the storm arrive? Will it be high or low tide? Will my location be hit with the left quadrant or the stronger right quadrant?
6) Finally, consider what elevation is your location?
These are excellent points for people to consider, especially with Hurricane Matthew approaching. This is especially true given the fact half of the US population now lives within 50 miles of the coastlines.
Remember, historically, hills like Nob Hill and Beacon Hill were where rich people lived and the slums and fishing shacks were close to the coastlines. Rich coastal property was usually “cottages” or vacation homes. It wasn’t because the rich liked climbing but because high altitude property was safer from floods and had a great view. A lot of recent property development has been in higher risk areas.
i don't think we should not have hurricanes ever again it has been killing people everyyear
just take hurricanes away forever.
Unfortunately, this has been a deadly year with every storm except Flora and Ian affecting land. As a weather addict, I always hope for a huge interesting storm that trudges down the middle of the Atlantic without hurting anyone. Hopefully the rest of this season will be safer.
Thanks So Much, Ms Evelyn :) ,
I love your blogs/webpages/articles, they are always relevant for me! Also, fun to read and easy to understand for this weather newbie (me) !!!
Thank you so much for your kind comment. Most of the time, as a consultant, I have to be very scientific when I write about weather. For the Almanac, I can just enjoy sharing how interesting and fun it is to watch and understand the weather.
Here's hoping the hurricanes don't bother you or those you care about.