Shall We Talk About the Weather?

Some Windy ClipartLooking at NOAA’s proposed trajectory of Hurricane Flossie, I can’t help but be reminded of 1992 and Hurricane Iniki’s actual progress and sudden turn to the North. Nobody is sounding any warnings and nobody wants to be an alarmist when there’s nothing there to substantiate any such warnings. So far.

I just remember watching the updates as Iniki came ever closer and most of the news channels kept it live and the weather maps constantly updated. It passed under us and it was just going to go on its way, right? Wrong! Suddenly Iniki changed it’s mind, veered North and cruised right on through Kauai. We couldn’t reach them. News media, the telephone company and just about everybody else was without a line into Kauai.

We shudder now but I suppose it could have been worse. I’m sure the people of Kauai would say, “How?!?” Well, the casualties were property, not human life. Of course, if something devastating like that cut through Maui or Oahu… the devastating property and financial losses might, in themselves, be enough to… I don’t wanna talk about it.

Shall we talk about the weather? Nah. We’ll just stay vigilant and, with the help of the weather and news people, keep an eye on things. Actually we will be keeping an eye on things until our hurricane season is over in November. Mahalo to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for keeping the community in the loop and for keeping these historic weather charts on file and accessible.

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  • 1 Homespun Honolulu » Carnival of Cities Gallops Around the Globe // Aug 12, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    […] A Honolulu blog ← Shall We Talk About the Weather? […]

  • 2 The San Diego Beat » Homespun Hawaii Host to Global Carnival // Aug 14, 2007 at 5:07 am

    […] Carnival of Cities starts in lovely Hawaii with our host, Evelyn in Homespun Honolulu. Evelyn’s article, “Shall We Talk About the Weather?” leaves me very worried about our good friend in the path of Hurricane Flossie. […]

  • 3 Evelyn // Aug 14, 2007 at 6:34 am

    Thank you, Carole! It looks like we’re clear. They are predicting that it will remain a category 2 hurricane until it passes us by, just South of the Islands. We’re still keeping an eye on it, trust me! 🙂

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