28 November 2012

2012 Atlantic hurricane season summary

To those who have been subscribed and reading my posts since the humble beginnings in 1996, I want to thank you for your continued support and interest.  And to the many more recent readers, thanks for joining!

I have sent out approximately 850 tropical updates over the years.  Those updates have spanned 252 tropical storms, 114 hurricanes, 58 major hurricanes, and 36 retired storm names.  WHEW... my fingers are tired just thinking about that!

My season summary to wrap up the 2012 hurricane season is now available on the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang blog, and again, thanks for reading!

02 November 2012

Sandy: intensity, energy, and storm surge

I did a quick comparison of Sandy in terms of a quantity called Integrated Kinetic Energy.  See how it stacks up, and how that translates to storm surge.

Superstorm Sandy packed more total energy than Hurricane Katrina at landfall