Pre-season rankings, already?

This is worse than pre-season college football polls.

Here we are barely out of 2010 and already they’re making the call for 2011.

I can only assume it has something to do with “Insurance” Futures.

Or in other words, don’t bet on another active year with no landfalls on the continental US next year.

Hindsight of course is 20/20.

Above is a 5-minute long NOAA video of the 2010 Hurricane Season as seen from the relative safety of a satellite. From that high up they almost look peaceful! And it’s not all that different from the the view I remember seeing when my dad took me to watch the Baltimore Colts play the Buffalo Bills at Memorial Stadium. We sat so high up in the bleachers that I had vertigo looking down at the field which, through a pair of binoculars borrowed by a man behind us, I was shocked to see it inhabited by football players and not ants. But it wasn’t until three years later that the Category Five hit: That’s when the Colts skipped out of town to Indianapolis on a snowy eve … never to return.

Snow’s never been the same to me since.

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