I asked a question on August 24, 2005. It was a simple question. It was largely ignored.
How will this affect Katrina and the waves?
Now, when I asked the question, Katrina was barely a named storm. I like keeping an eye on two things this time of the year, hurricanes and solar storms. So, I noticed something was happening on the Sun. Namely this:
Within a couple of days, Katrina would be a category five monster that pretty much destroyed a good part of New Orleans. Let’s fast forward two years almost to the day and see what the Sun’s up to now:
Not quite as active, but coming around the corner is a pretty good blast. However, according to NOAA, no hurricane activity is expected within the next 48 hours. So, maybe this year we’ll get a pass.
Or, the NOAA may get a surprise. We’ll see. My “bet” right now is there is nothing for this little sunburst to excite, which is a good thing.