THE

WEATHERFUN

NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER

2005

Welcome to the November issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter

Words From Jerry
Welcome to your November issue of the Weatherfun Newsletter.

My where has the time gone? It seems like it was just yesterday Susan and I were greeting our Weatherfun friends to Rhode Island, and here we are at the beginning of the holiday season. My time really fly's whey you are having fun.

As you all know the hurricane season goes until the end of November, and what a season it has been. We have had some real powerful, destructive storms, and we have even gone through the alphabet, and we are now working on the Greek Alphabet. It was a season where the storms have effected several of our Weatherfun members, and I know we will be very happy to see this season go into the history books. It has also been a very wet month in the Florida area and also up here in the Northeast. Here in Rhode Island the month of October Rhode Island has seen the most rain of any single month. At the NWS at the state airport they have received over 16 inches of rain. The rainiest single month in history. Now we are in a mild period with close to record highs. Within this past week we have seen temperatures in the low 70s. Like the old saying goes if you do not like the weather wait five minutes and it will change.

Now, we look to a different kind of severe weather. Winter weather. As you know the season that I do not like. Already last Saturday we had a touch of snow in the Warren area, and some areas to my north received as much as 3 inches of snow. Way too early for me. The question on everyone's mind is what kind of winter will we have? Will it be a nice mild and dry winter, or a cold and very snowy winter? I know you know what kind of winter that I want. A nice mild winter with one inch of snow Christmas Eve and one inch on Christmas Day. Now that is a Jerry kind of winter.

No matter what kind of winter it will be, I know that the Weatherfun members, will be there for anyone who is involved in severe weather. As we have in the past. No matter what the weather is Weatherfun members stick together and offer help to those involved in severe weather.

As you all know the 5th Weatherfun Reunion will be coming up next July. Hopefully after the holidays we can start to make plans for our BIG 5TH WEATHERFUN FAMILY REUNION. As I have said in the past and will always say, you do not know what a great group of weather watches and friends we have here on Weatherfun until you attend a Weatherfun Reunion. Why not put aside the dates for the 5th Weatherfun Reunion and enjoy a great time amongst great friends.

At this time Susan and I and everyone here in Warren would like to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. May the day be filled with joy and a great time with your family.

Until we meet again stay safe and keep an eye to the sky.

JERRY LAROCHE
WEATHEFUN FOUNDER

October's Weather
  • 1st: TS Stan forms just east of Yucatan.
  • 2nd: Flash Floods in parts of northern Kansas with some areas getting almost a foot of rain.
  • 4th: Hurricane Stan slams into southern Mexico with 80 mph winds and flooding rains. Over 600 deaths were reported, mostly in El Salvador. While in a Guatemalan village a huge mudslide killed a reported 1,400.
  • 4th-5th: 8 to 12 inches of snow fell in parts of Montana and North Dakota.
  • 5th: TS Tammy forms just of the central Florida east coast and comes ashore in northern Florida with winds up to 50 mph and heavy rain. Parts of Georgia got over 4 inches of rain.
  • 7th-8th: The remnants of Tammy moved up a nearly stationary Cold Front along the East Coast bringing flooding rains from South Carolina to New England. Rainfall totals for many areas were 4-8 inches with almost 12 inches in some isolated areas. As least 4 deaths were storm related.
  • 9th-10th: Heavy snow in much of Colorado, with most places getting up to a foot of the white stuff. Higher up in the Rockies, the snow was over 2 feet deep with more expected.
  • 11th-14th: A stalled front along the East Coast had several storms form and ride up it, bringing heavy rain from Virginia to New England. Around the New York City area 6 to 10 inches was quite common.
  • 15th: The death toll from a week of driving rain and swelling floods across the Northeast rose to 11.
  • 17th: TS Wilma forms in the NW Caribbean south of Cuba. This ties the record for most storms in one season at 21.
  • 17th-18th: Record rainfall in Las Vegas, Nevada caused flooding and power outages.
  • 18th: Wilma becomes a hurricane with winds to 80 mph. Jamaica receives much damage from rain, wind and mudslides. On West Coast, southern California continues to be hit with heavy rains causing mudslides in several areas. Los Angles has already tied the record for the second wettest October ever.
  • 19th: Wilma's pressure drops to 882 mb making it the lowest pressure ever in the Atlantic Basin. Winds reached 175 mph.
  • 21st-22nd: Wilma hits the tip of Yucatan with winds of 140 mph. She creeps across the tip with winds dropping to 110 mph, but dumps over 20 inches of rain. At least 7 deaths were caused by Wilma with the number rising to 21 by the end of the month.
  • 22nd-23rd: TS Alpha forms in the Caribbean making it the most storms in one season and the first time that all of the names were used up. It crossed Haiti with flooding rains causing several deaths and then dissapated.
  • 24th: Hurricane Wilma came ashore at dawn in lower SW Florida at Cape Romano with winds to 120 mph. She raced NE across Florida with winds over 100 mph, flooding rains of a foot in places and several tornados. By early afternoon she had raced across Florida and was in the Atlantic causing much damage on the East Coast. Nearly 6 million people were without power. At least six death was blamed on Wilma.
  • 25th: A coastal storm off of Delmarva moving Northeast brought heavy rains and winds from the mid-Atlantic to New England. In the mountains of New England, some areas got up to 20 inches of snow.
  • 26th: Tropical Storm Beta forms east of Nicaragua.
  • 29th: Beta becomes a hurricane with 90 mph winds and slowly moves towards northeast Nicaragua.
  • 30th: Beta becomes a Cat 3 hurricane just before coming ashore with 105 mph winds and heavy rain in Nicaragua.
  • 31st: Mount Washington had 28.69 inches of precipitation this month, most of it in the form of snow (79.1 inches).

CAM OF THE MONTH
Denver, Colorado

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