Tropical Activity Going South

Discussion in 'Weather and Surf Forecasting' started by yourdirtymomma, May 23, 2012.

  1. yourdirtymomma

    yourdirtymomma Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2012
    I believe is was a tropical depression called it normal for these kinds of storms to develop at this time of year and GO SOUTH?!

    I've only surfed for the last year, but I've lived in FLA all my life and I'm a disaster relief worker.....I've been watching storms for a long time and can't recall one heading south like that. Is my recall bad or is this water temp issues? Mr. Forecaster, please shine some light on the subject.
  2. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    not normal.. There has only been 18 named storms since record keeping began (1880'ish, i forget the exact year).
    When they do develop super early they usually develop off the Florida coast or in the Gulf.

    Alberto is gone now, so its not going anywhere... And, it really didn't move a whole lot during its short lifespan.

  3. yourdirtymomma

    yourdirtymomma Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2012
  4. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    a new potential storm similar to alberto may be formed early this weekend!
  5. Bronze Whaler

    Bronze Whaler Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2009
    I should be rested up and over all my soreness by then!
  6. yourdirtymomma

    yourdirtymomma Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2012
    I saw that last night....showed low off SE FLA and moving directly to me in St. Augustine! The reading has gone from 9.5 to 6ish since last night and I'm alright with that. I mean what the hell am I gonna do in 9.5 foot swell.....I'm too new at surfing for that.

    I stoked but also worried about the weather's not normal.
  7. Koki Barrels

    Koki Barrels Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    This is crazy, though, how early they are forming....usually we don't see any named storms until August or September. Keep your fingers crossed, maybe summer won't be flat this year!