Thursday, September 27, 2007

Tropics Remain Active

Tropical Depression 13 rapidly grew into Hurricane Lorenzo over the past 36 hours.

The storm is impacting the western Gulf of Mexico south of Texas.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Karen will struggle into the central Atlantic over the next few days. If it survives the wind shear it is moving through, some long-range forecast models show it entering an environment favorable to become a hurricane.

The hurricane season goes through November 30.

Favorite Comment from 9/27 -- Comes from Station MT-VL-5 near Nashua, Montana. They say, "I read my rain gauge at 7 am when I leave for work, but I don't get a chance to report until later (like now).

AWESOME! I too read my gauge in the mornings and sometimes can't find time to report until later that day or even the next. Delayed data entry is just fine -- we appreciate data at anytime.

That is the beauty of CoCoRaHS -- you are building a climate record for your station. Accurate data is more important than punctual data.

However, if you do have a decent rain or snow event, try and file your report as soon as possible because it is very exciting to log in and check the maps to see what happened in your area.

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