For such big (and slow moving) weather events,
Hurricanes strike and then move on quick.
|Historic calendar of Hurricanes|
that made landfall in Florida,
1990 to present
Wilma (2005) was the perfect example.
It churned out in the Gulf of Mexico near the Yucatan for days (even a week) before it began its slow march towards the Naples coast. And then a day after it passed a cold front moved in — cool weather and brilliant blue skies. It was hard to believe the storm was even there at all. (Other than the destruction.)
Thus the need for the calendar chart (shown above).
It’s a good reminder of storms past …
And our entry into the heart of the new season to come.