I was more right than I thought. I went out last night and saw maybe 5 meteors between 1 and 2 am. We saw far more than that on Saturday night. For me, the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower was Saturday.
A tropical depression is way out in the Atlantic. It is forecast to develop into a hurricane in about 5 days. One model has been advertising this for some time but it keeps on flopping around all over the place as to where it goes. It will say an east coast storm, then a Gulf Storm…then the east coast. So we’ll see. But if you have vacation plans you should keep an eye out. My guess is that its got a better chance for the Caribbean and Gulf. Keep in mind its still about 5 days away from the Antilles.
This Date In History: In 1950, the first hurricane name was given. It was Abel. From 1950 until 1953 it went Abel, Baker, Charlie, etc. They went to women’s names after that. In the 1970′s, women’s groups got upset so they went to alternating male and female names. Then they decided to go to more inclusive names and so it has an international flavor. When we get some rather odd names (Georges, Flavio) people want to know who comes up with them. The World Meteorological Organization sets up 6 lists that rotate from year to year. If there is a particularly substantial storm, then the name is retired and a new name is added. I have no idea how they come up with the names…..if there is some sort of name knights of the round-table or what. I do know my favorite name is Bob, though it has yet to live up to its powerful name yet so it remains in the rotation.