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August 15, 2010

Prime time for Cape Verde hurricanes


We are entering prime time for the “Cape Verde hurricanes.” An average of two of these storms form each year, most in August and September, and usually within 600 miles of the Cape Verde islands, off West Africa. They gain strength as they cross the Atlantic. Some move into the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico (Ike 2008). But others sweep up the Atlantic Coast, threatening coastal communities from Florida (Andrew 1992), the Carolinas (Hugo 1989) to New England (1938).


Posted by Frank Roylance at 6:00 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: From the Sun's print edition


Interesting. Can you say more about the subtropical ridge and what causes it? Is it there all year round or only certain times of the year?


Can you ask the computer folks why your blog only shows up randomly on the weather page and additionally is not even listed here at times ??

When its missing here its also missing at that link.

Does not seem to happen with anyone else's blog ??


Fran In Baltimore

Thanks, Fran, for letting us know. Our tech people are working on it. -- Kim Walker

Mothe Nature keeps the lid on western Maryland, all of steady downpours today are all east of Fredrick county, stretching from Deleware to Kentucky and not one drop in areas west of Frederick County, Maryland--hopefully this vicous cycle will end soon.

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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff

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