Friday, September 09, 2005

"Ophelia...please don't darken my door"

After being out in Tucson, AZ for a week, I'm finally back with a nod to The Band and their classic rock favorite "Ophelia". We've just witnessed the most devastaing storm in U.S. history, now we're flirting with Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ophelia. Yesterday she was upgraded to hurricane status, today she's classified as a tropical storm. We can't breathe a sigh of relief yet, because experts agree that Ophelia could loop back and make landfall in Florida, Georgia or the Carolinas. The good news is Ophelia is not projected to enter the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf Coast states have seen enough death and destruction to last a lifetime. Stay tuned for another update soon!

7 comments:

Skipping Heart said...

About Ophelia...

I bet you all know that Ophelia was named after the daughter of Polonius in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet"

But did you know that Ophelia is one of the smaller moons in the solar System and is the second innermost known moon of Uranus?

ok ok, i confess i was bored and needed to post something.

Skipping Heart said...

Who can guess the name of the next hurricane, after Ophelia?

Need a clue? It has 8 letters and starts with the letter "P"

moon said...

I know the name of the next hurricane ...it's Philippe! I read it somewhere recently. I asked my meteorologist friend what they are going to do when they use up the remaining six names for this hurricane season. He assured me that they will start using the Greek alphabet. That's never happened before. (Hurricane Alpha, Hurricane Beta ...sounds so impersonal!)

skipping heart said...

The naming of hurricanes started in 1953.

At first, they only used female names. People would use the names of there girlfriends, wives, and daughters.

One hurricane was names after Bess Truman, the first lady of president Truman.

In 1979, a woman's organization started protesting that men's names should also be used to name hurricanes. (way to go! women's lib!!!)lol

Skipping Heart said...

Moon, i think we spoke to soon about the next hurricane after Ophelia...it's on it's way towards Florida Keys.

moon said...

I'm leaving for Tucson in the morning for a househunting trip. Maybe Philippe and Rita will both be gone when I return!

Skipping Heart said...

Moon, rita is now a category 6 hurricane, can you believe that? Perhaps authorities will be well equipped and prepared for it, this time around.