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Archive for August 21st, 2009

updated: September 17, 2009

After last years Gustav and Ike, the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season may just go down in the record books as one of the quietest tropical seasons, ever.

…the El Niño that formed earlier this year has “really, really dampened hurricane activity” in general in the western Atlantic…We probably will see more storms…But I don’t believe we’ll see the [intense] late-season activity that we’ve seen during the past 10 or 15 years.

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This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-NASA GOES Project satellite image shows Hurricane Bill(right of C). Bill, the first of the Atlantic season, strengthened to a powerful Category Four storm Wednesday as forecasters warned residents of the Caribbean, Bermuda, US East Coast and eastern Canada to be on watch. (AFP/NOAA/NASA-HO)

 

Nova Scotia — offshore, a buoy measured waves up to 85 feet (26 m).

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Hurricane Jimena, strikes Baja, Mexico September 2nd, 2009.

see also:  Atlantic Hurricane Bill, Hurricane Fred Is Second Major Storm of 2009

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Rowdy Round Rock

Deputies Investigated

Nowhere, but Texas!

In this photo provided by the Midland County, (Texas) Sheriff, an unidentified waitress at Twin Peaks Restaurant and Bar posses for a photo in Round Rock, Texas, Aug. 10, 2009. Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter fired one deputy and suspended three others without pay for the photos of a waitress holding a rifle sitting on a Midland County patrol car. Round Rock officers were dispatched to the restaurant after someone reported the waitress with the weapon, which had been given to her by one of the deputies who had been attending a training session near Austin. (AP Photo/Midland County Sheriff)

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