Friday, November 06, 2009

A Hurricane? In November?


This week, it's finally starting to feel like fall in Florida. Temperatures have dropped below 80 once or twice. I was actually able to open my windows yesterday.


And then I turn on this morning's news to hear we may have a hurricane (or tropical storm) next week. A HURRICANE. IN NOVEMBER? Yup, Hurricane Ida.
For those not familar with hurricane season, we typically get hit in August and September when the waters are hot. (Andrew hit Florida and then Louisiana in late-August, as did Katrina hit New Orleans in late-August). So a hurricane in November is very odd (since the Gulf's water have cooled off).

We should be thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas, not hurricane preparation. Very odd.

3 comments:

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

I did not hear this news! Oh no, we're on the other coast, but the wind and rain will still be strong I'm sure. Is this what all our recent rain has been from and the cool weather?

starnes family said...

Definitely odd. Hoping a real "Fall" arrives soon enough!

Tammy said...

I think the weather this year has been very odd. Our October was like December and now our November finally feels like the fall that we missed. It will be in the 60s this weekend! Hopefully it amounts to just a litte bit of rain. :)