Hurricane season begins

Here’s another historical calendar.

This one shows hurricanes that made Florida landfall since 1900.
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It’s color coded according to storm intensity: the inside dot shows its intensity when it made Florida landfall and the outside dot shows its maximum strength at its peak.
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What’s the earliest “hurricane strength” storm to make Florida landfall?
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That was Alma in early June of 1966.
If that name sounds familiar its because it is.
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Alma is the name of last week’s tropical storm that hit Central America last, and posed outside threat of reforming as a gender-bender into Author . Check out Kevin Deutsch’s Eye On The Storm Blog, courtesy of the Palm Beach Post, on that storm … and the storms to come. It’s an illuminating read.
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More on Alma of 1966 later …
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Also, click here to go to a hyperlinked-activated version of the above graph: from which you can click on the indivual dots to transport you to the Wikipedia page on that storm.
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It’s a fun and easy way to brush up on Florida hurricane history, not to mention familiarize yourself with the names of Florida’s 67 counties.
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Keep in mind that the graph only shows hurricane strength storms. That discludes many key rain-making storms.
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I’ll have to figure out a way to add them.
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