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Well, by now you’ve heard the news. Hurricane Sandy is hitting the East Coast hard. We’re having some big rain here in Ellicott City, along with very strong wind gusts. As of this writing, the news and weatherpeople are telling us there’s more to come, so we’re battening down the hatches and getting ready. David even bought an extra-large bag of tortilla chips!
The round-the-clock news of the hurricane piqued our curiosity about the Atlantic Hurricane Season (henceforth referred to as AHS), so we turned to a favorite source for information, Wikipedia, to learn what they had to say:
“The Atlantic hurricane season is the period in a year when hurricanes usually form in the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic are called hurricanes, tropical storms, or tropical depressions. In addition, there have been several storms over the years that have not been fully tropical which are categorized as subtropical depressions and subtropical storms.
Worldwide, tropical cyclone activity peaks in late summer, when the difference between temperatures aloft and sea surface temperatures is the greatest. However, each particular basin has its own seasonal patterns. On a worldwide scale, May is the least active month, while September is the most active. In the Northern Atlantic Ocean, a distinct hurricane season occurs from June 1 to November 30, sharply peaking from late August through September; the season’s climatological peak of activity occurs around September 10 each season.” Read more…
Got all that? Our favorite words in this description of AHS include “aloft” and “climatological.”
On a serious note, we hope all you stay safe and dry during all of the rain and wind and we’ll see you after the the storm!
We look forward to seeing you soon,
David and Susan Balderson
The Wayside Inn
Ellicott City, MD
Are you longing for a romantic getaway to a bed and breakfast in Ellicott City? Will your visit include shopping and dining at unique stores and gourmet restaurants? We invite you to The Wayside Inn, where relaxation, gourmet breakfasts and access to historic Ellicott City await.