As of today, 10/26/2012, Hurricane Sandy is well to the east of the Florida peninsula and looks like it will become less and less of a threat to us here in the Sunshine State. For that we are very grateful.And as you can see by the map projection, it appears that the National Hurricane Center is predicting that it will skirt the east coast of the United States, passing over the Bahamas and then, instead of heading out to sea, may head for the northeast section of the United States. Here in Zephyrhills and the Tampa Bay areas of Florida, we are very happy to see this storm pass us by. If, however, you live in the northeast, you may want to keep track of Sandy's progress into the weekend.
This has been a nice quiet year for us. With just a little over a month left in the 2012 Hurricane Season, it looks like we might have "dodged the bullet" again. Good news for everyone in Zephyrhills and Florida as a whole.
If you look at the map above, the letter inside the dot on the track of the storm indicates the National Hurricane Center's forecast intensity for that point in time:
D: Tropical Depression – wind speed less than 39 MPH
S: Tropical Storm – wind speed between 39 MPH and 73 MPH
H: Hurricane – wind speed between 74 MPH and 110 MPH
M: Major Hurricane – wind speed greater than 110 MPH
Much of my information comes from the National Hurricane Center. They follow tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes from birth to death. It can be a useful site to visit. If you would like to try it out, click on the following link: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov I suggest you "bookmark it" or "make it a Favorite" for future reference if you live in an area that can be affected by tropical storms or hurricanes. You will find it interesting and helpful to track the path of each storm. You can also download a Hurricane Tracking Map by clicking on the following link: TRACKING MAP
I will also try to update my weblog with new posts if it appears that a hurricane or another major storm will make landfall in our area. So come back here to check if you want to. But the TV, radio, and internet will have the most up-to-date information available.
You can also find out how to prepare for hurricanes and other disasters at the following state site: http://www.floridadisaster.org/ Do not wait until a storm is upon us to prepare your home and family. Hopefully we will make it through 2011 with no major storms paying us a visit, but you never know. Better safe than sorry!
I invite you to visit my webpage at: http://www.jelwell.century21bnr.com/ where you will find links to many interesting sites dealing with real estate. You are always welcome there. JOHN ELWELL - REALTOR at CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc. Licensed in Florida
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Image from NOAA