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Originally posted by Nyiah
Let's not get excited or freaked yet, we still don't know precisely how the Bermuda High is going to look, it just depends on where it parks itself & how strong it is.
Generally centered over the Western Atlantic, the Bermuda High is one of the main reasons Florida has enjoyed a record seven seasons without any hurricane strikes, either bouncing storms to the south or allowing them to curve north.
On the other hand, it was the major force that pushed Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne toward Florida in 2004 and Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina and Rita toward the state in 2005.
When it’s strong, the Bermuda High creates an enormous clockwise wind circulation over the ocean, which pushes storms to the west or northwest in this general direction. But where it’s centered has a crucial bearing on where, specifically, storms go, as they tend to churn along the system’s outer edges.
For instance, last year Hurricane Leslie hugged the system’s western perimeter, curved north and hit Newfoundland, Canada. Hurricane Isaac, meanwhile, followed the edge into the Gulf of Mexico and ultimately into Louisiana.
More info on the Bermuda High: www.wunderground.com...
Couple that with the inability to predict long-term what the lows and atmospheric winds are going to do & how they'll effect storms, it could be a season of a lot of storms, but few, if any, landfalls. Or, it could be another Charley year with one landfall after another, after another, after another.
Just get your hurricane supplies in order, and assume the wait & see approach like normal
Originally posted by chiefsmom
Thanks for the info. While I live in a state where I won't have to worry, I now have one more thing to worry about in July!!!
A) First time flying
B) Traveling to Florida, where I will have to worry about a hurricane!
Yes, I'm a big chicken.
Originally posted by howmuch4another
reply to post by sulaw
"Barry" scares me...
Originally posted by sulaw
Who the heck comes up with these ridiculous names... They gotta pull'm out of a hat... Right?