We have made another record year for hurricanes in 2011.
According to the Star: “2011 is the 7th hurricane season to have 18 or more storms” (we have time for yet another before the season closes Nov. 30). Also it is “the first time we’ve had 18 or more storms in consecutive seasons, with 2010 having 19 storms.” Here is their tally:
Year # of Storms:
In the meantime Alaska Faces One Of Its Worst Storms Ever, Forecasters Say. This storm is deeper/stronger than some major hurricanes. CNN has a good overview of the threat: “Alaska is facing a life threatening winter storm with near hurricane force winds, more than a foot of snow and severe coastal flooding, the National Weather Service says. “This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm which will be one of the worst on record over the Bering Sea and the west coast,”
It seems that “Extreme Weather” is becoming the norm.
Are you prepared?