And The Good News Just Keeps A’ Comin’

A tropical wave sweeping WNW through the central Caribbean is being monitored for further development. Convection with the system diminished last night, but redeveloped rapidly this morning. Conditions are becoming more favorable for additional strengthening of the system as it pushes toward the northwest Caribbean, so an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft may be dispatched to check out the disturbance tomorrow.
Another disturbance being watched is moving westward in the central Atlantic about halfway between Africa and South America near 10 degrees north. Convection is beginning to develop around a low pressure center associated with the system, so further development is possible.

We’ve only got four terrific name choices left…

Stan ~ Tammy ~ Vince ~ Wilma

…and they’re all getting on my last nerve.

19 Responses to “And The Good News Just Keeps A’ Comin’”

  1. Dave J says:

    Can anyone tell me why they skip U, X, Y and Z before going to the Greek alphabet? This isn’t a trivia question: I honestly don’t know and whould like to.

  2. Ken Summers says:

    What about Xaviera? I always liked that name…

  3. Ken Summers says:

    And, uh, sorry Dave. I didn’t even know they skipped them.

  4. Kathy K says:

    Your last nerve too, eh? Sigh.

  5. Like a bad dog, Kathy. Like a bad dog.

  6. And Dave, I believe the explanation is that, while there are lovely examples of X-Files names ( Xaviera being one), there aren’t sufficient quantities to fill the name lists they use in 6 year rotations.
    I’d rather be a know-it-all on some other subject.

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    There, the list is complete.

  8. Nightfly says:

    Though Xerxes is a boss name…

  9. Ken Summers says:

    “boss” name? How flippin’ old are you, anyway?

  10. Cullen says:

    I don’t think he took daughter #2 to college, if that’s what you’re asking Ken.

  11. Ken Summers says:

    It’s just that I haven’t heard “boss” used that way since… I don’t know, maybe 1967?

  12. Mr. Bingley says:

    I can assure you that ‘Fly was born well after 1967.

  13. Just weened pups, ALL of you!

  14. Nightfly says:

    LOL, Ken, when it comes to slang I’m a classicist. Solid…

  15. Cullen says:

    Groovy, daddio.

  16. Ken Summers says:

    Cullen, you’re mixing decades.
    Anybody remember “Wink Dinderson”?
    “Hey there groovy guys, groovy gals! Peace, Love, Dope! Beads, bells, incense, light shows, crash pads, and hare krishna all you groovy freaks! Dig it, right on, and power to the people! Great, kids! Having a good time? Far out and solid!”

  17. Ken Summers says:

    Oh, and a twenty-three skidoo to ya, baby.

  18. Oh my God, shut up. There’s a reason things get purged from one’s memory banks.

  19. Ken Summers says:

    Not from mine. That’s why I have trouble absorbing new information.

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