It is late September, just a week past the historical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season – 3 2/3 months down and 2 1/3 months to go. Since strong November storms are a rarity there are only about 6 weeks left to worry.
There have been 11 named storms to date, two currently churning away in the North Atlantic, but so far no storm has been even a remote threat to South Florida. We’ve just had some rough seas and rip tides at our beaches caused by storms passing far to the east.
There has been a large high pressure system hanging around in the Atlantic just east of the coast all summer which has been diverting storms north that otherwise appeared to be heading directly for my house.
In the 25 plus years I’ve lived in South Florida there have been some in which no storm has hit us directly or come very close, but I can’t recall any year in which there weren’t several storms whose projected tracks threatened landfall here or nearby.
I wonder if this luck can last through the rest of the season? Good fortune always gets me very worried!