Hurricane season

It’s May and, boy, is it hot. The temperature ranges between 72F and 86F. It will be higher in August and September. Not only is it hot but it is also humid, around 77%. When it is hot like this, I try to do my patio sweeping, plant watering, and laundry before 10 AM. Fortunately, we have air conditioning, so that keeps us comfortable indoors.

My favorite month of the year is January when the range is 60F – 80F. Perfect weather for dining outdoors mid-day! Just love January weather.

Hurricane season starts on June 1 and ends November 31. We have been told that we can expect 4 hurricanes this year. I hope they are not severe. Last year, there were no hurricanes near Hawaii. Thank God.

This is a PV system on a house (not mine):

We have 2 solar panels on our roof. They heat the water in our water heater. If a hurricane strikes our neighborhood, flying debris might damage our panels. Yes, we have hurricane insurance, but how long will we have to wait for the panels to be replaced if they are damaged? Thank God we don’t have a PV system with even more panels to deal with.

Or worse, the wind might rip off our entire roof! I am not sure hurricane clips would prevent this from happening.

So far so good. In all the years we have lived in Hawaii, hurricanes have never damaged our various homes.

May our good luck continue!

18 Responses to “Hurricane season”

  1. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …put a few rocks in your pockets so you don’t blow away, stay safe.

  2. DavidH Says:

    We have been very fortunate that we have never experienced any hurricane damage. The only storm that we have encountered was in 1982 when we did have some strong winds and heavy rain, but no damage. I feel that our location helps shield us from the strongest winds.

  3. Iris Flavia Says:

    Knock on wood! It must be scary…

  4. Doug M Says:

    I know hurricane season is a scary thing, but if I lived in Hawaii I’d probably get out of bed every morning, go outside, kiss the ground and thank the gods for allowing me to live in Paradise! ♥️🙂

  5. AC Says:

    Apparently, our derecho storm was hurricane-like in intensity. It certainly left us without electricity for a long time.

  6. wisewebwoman Says:

    Climate change is making the weather more and more unpredictable. I have never seen so many icebergs as this year and there was an unheard of before May hurricane in Ontario.
    XO
    WWW

  7. Christine Says:

    Hope the roof is lucky in a storm.

  8. Arkansas Patti Says:

    Theoretically when you start hurricane season, our tornado season ends. We were spared this year and hope you are too. I thought of solar panels but was worried about debris damaging them and wondered about large hail. Guess I will stick with iffy electricity.

  9. Fools Rush In Says:

    It is our tornado season. Already several have rocked states near us.

  10. Olga Says:

    I keep an eye on hurricane season because of my place in Florida. It’s quite scary — the damage weather can do. We have had severe weather in VT with damage from high winds, ice storms and flooding rains, but at least damaging weather doesn’t have its own season here. Hope for the best but be prepared is the best we can do.

  11. Linda Reeder Says:

    We don’t have hurricanes but we do have damaging windstorms, especially when our big trees blow down on houses. No place is perfect. But climate change seems to be increasing the damaging effects of weather. I hope you stay safe.

  12. Valerie-Jael Says:

    I hope you stay safe! Take care, Valerie

  13. Elephant's Child Says:

    Your current weather sounds awful. I would also do my best to get everything done outside early. Very early.
    I do hope that you stay safe from hurricanes.

  14. DJan Says:

    I do hope your luck holds for the coming hurricane season. 🙂

  15. Nancy Chan Says:

    We don’t have hurricane here but the freak storm is scary enough. Our day temperature ranges between 87 – 89 F, some days higher.

  16. DeniseinVA Says:

    It’s good to hear that you have never had any severe damage to your home. May it continue to be that way during the forthcoming hurricane season.

  17. DeniseinVA Says:

    I am not sure if my addy came through with my comment, so here it is again. Sorry for the repeat.

  18. marmeladegypsy Says:

    I hope you stay safe from hurricanes, Gigi. I hadn’t thought about solar panels before — that could be a huge problem. Sending good wishes for the season.

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