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Saturday, August 27, 2016

To Quote Jimmy Buffett "Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season"

     It has been nearly 11 years since we have seen a hurricane here in the lower keys.  "Wilma" blew
through here in October of 2005, and it has been calm ever since.  We have a little tropical wave headed our way this weekend and it brought the Buffett song to mind.   Hitting on the back deck enjoying the sunshine and a cocktail listening to the music.

Projected Track for 99L This Weekend
     We are expecting s lot of rain and some rather breezy conditions on Sunday and Monday from 99L, but that is all we should get from this system.   Such is life in the tropics, thunderstorms, tropical depressions then we have to throw in the occasional tropical storms and hurricanes.   Fortunately for us here in the Keys we are protected by the mountains of Cuba from storms approaching from the south, and it is very rare that the come in from the west like Wilma did.

Aug 24, 2012 projected tropical storm track
   A Facebook friend of mine got a lot of people attention today when he placed the projected track from August 24, 2012 showing a tropical storm coming right up the Florida Straights and across the lower Keys.  He got a lot of peoples attention, they fell for it hook line and sinker.   He did let people know that it was a joke, but he did get them to go to the NOAA site and see what was really happening.

     I know that posting the picture was a joke, but hurricane season is not a joke.  We are in the part of the season that is traditionally most active and it is time to do a bit of clean up around your dwelling to prevent unnecessary damage as the wind can toss debris through windows and damage any number of things.  It is also the time to check all of your emergency equipment and supplies.  Hear is to another year with no Hurricanes here in the Keys.

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