Cool Image of The Medicane

Late in this past unusual hurricane season, a very unusual hurricane formed. Hurricane Delta went boldly where no hurricane had gone before (at least not in recent memory). By the time the storm had broken up, it was in the Mediterranean, just off the coast of Northern Africa.

I really didn’t pay much attention to Delta My plate was full. It wasn’t a threat to anyone here in North America.

I did mention it on the air once, mentioning Morocco at the same time. In came email from a Moroccan, living in Connecticut who wanted to warn his family. Hurricanes and their winds are unknown in Morocco.

Yesterday, a friend sent me a link to an amazing picture of another storm in the Mediterranean. If you look closely, you can see it sucking sand from the deserts of Northern Africa. The sand was probably washed back to the ground in a somewhat muddy, tropical rain.

This storm looks tropical in nature, but it’s in the wrong place at the wrong time. Some high powered tropical meteorologists are referring to it as a “Medicane.” That’s more for effect than science. It is very unusual. Very unexpected

Anyway, it’s a neat photo and I thought you might enjoy seeing it.

One thought on “Cool Image of The Medicane”

  1. Perhaps Atlantis was washed away in a Medicane. I’ve never heard a plausible explanation from the History Channel, the Discovery Channel or even the National Geographic Channel.

    Geoff, maybe you should pitch a speculative documentary on this Medicane theory!

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