More of the same
Posted by Phil Ferro
South Florida remains sandwiched between two upper lows to our west, high pressure to the east, and a weak wave to our south. These features will keep plenty of moisture trapped over the area so expect a tropical downpour at anytime. The good news is that the tropics are quiet and we do not expect anything to develop for some time.
Speaking of the tropics, here is a bit of trivia. How long ago do you think the first hurricane warning was issued? The 60's? 50's? 30's? You have to go all the way back to the 19th century for the answer.
Wednesday marked the 140th anniversary of the issuance of the first hurricane warning in the US. It was issued for the area along the East Coast between Cape May New Jersey and New London Connecticut. Back in 1873 this was done by placing flags along the beach. Today, we can get all these warnings in the palm of our hands. (Our Hurricane Tracker App is great for this!)