As a lifelong surfer I wait with great anticipation for the coming of hurricane season. As the curator of an Arts and Crafts mansion I cringe at the thought of tropical systems creeping up the Atlantic coastline. After the great excitement of hurricane Colin a few years back (sadly, I was underwhelming as a storm) I was incredibly pleased to see tropical storm Florence brewing off the coast of Africa.
Topping off at 60 mph winds, Florence looked as though she was going to power through the deep ocean and turn up the gulf stream for a quick visit. Alas, dry air, relatively cooler waters and wind shear dismantled the system leaving a weak depression that stands little chance of becoming the amazing hurricane Mrs. Sloane deserves.