Strong wind shear dominates the Atlantic basin now, sea temperatures have cooled and the last swirls of tropical air gradients have succumbed to frontal activity and disappeared into the foulness of a traditional vile North Atlantic winter. A full month later than usual, the extraordinary, record-breaking 2020 season has breathed its last.

This was my twelfth year of daily reporting and for the twelfth time I’ll say I probably won’t do this again. And no doubt, for the twelfth time, nobody will take the blindest bit of notice. In the meantime, thanks to the many addressees who have sent feedback and comment throughout the season, particularly the Canadian Guy Fan Club. Always much appreciated. I think we have replied to all.

I’ll post the annual summary and Butcher’s Bill in the coming weeks. Keeping it brief will be quite a challenge.

That’s me then. Finished With Engines 2020.

Stand down.

Image courtesy Larry Flynt Publications