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1st Tropical Depression Heads Toward Fla.

Saturday June 10, 2006 9:46 PM

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Associated Press Writer

MIAMI (AP) - A tropical depression in the Caribbean headed toward Florida on Saturday and was expected to become the first named storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season.

The depression formed earlier in the day, nine days after the official start of the season, but the poorly organized system was not expected to become a hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.

``It will be relatively weak in terms of wind, but that doesn't mean it's going to be weak in terms of rainfall,'' senior hurricane specialist Stacy Stewart said.

The system, which had maximum sustained wind near 35 mph, would be named Alberto if it reaches the 39 mph threshold for a tropical storm.

At 2 p.m. EDT, the depression was centered in the Caribbean Sea about 45 miles west of Cabo San Antonio on the western tip of Cuba, forecasters said. It was moving north-northwest near 9 mph.

The hurricane center recommended tropical storm warnings for the Cuban provinces of Pinar Del Rio and the Isle of Youth.

Over the next three days, the system is expected to move through the Yucatan Channel into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, then toward Florida where it could make landfall Monday or Tuesday somewhere between South Florida and the western tip of the Panhandle, forecasters said.


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How has it affected things in 2004 \ 2005 ?

Where have you been for the last 18 months? Katrina and Wilma pushed up the price of gasoline and that seemed to initiate the massive infationary cycle that we're seeing in the US. That has led to several interest rate rises.

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Tropical Storm Alberto forms in the Gulf.


The hurricane season is off. Alberto is a bit of a cissy, in name and in nature, and is unlikely to do sod all other than get people wet and remind them of possible oncoming windy threats.

How long before we get a big one?



It's a shame we can't name storms after men. We could have had hurricane Blair, Brown, or Prescott...



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The CEOs of BP, Shell, Exxon, Texaco must no doubt meet regularly for prayer meetings--for the Hurricanes to take out as many off shore drilling platforms as possible to keep prices high. Nothing like a good disaster to create a shortage and enhance profits.

Problem looming for big oil as new supplies come on stream depressing prices:


BP boss says oil prices will fall

Lord Browne, the chief executive of oil firm BP, has said he expects crude prices to fall from current near-record levels as more supplies are discovered.
Lord Browne, speaking in an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel, said there was not likely to be any dip in prices in the short term.

"Short term" is oilman speak for never.

Edited by Realistbear

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