Originally Posted by Jeff_LaG
FYI, the Atlantic Hurricane season is defined as from June 1st to November 30th.
Are you saying that PDGA sanctioned events should not be run during this entire six month period in most of eastern Georgia & South Carolina? Are you saying that all the folks who have run events over the last 20 years in Savannah, Charleston, or even Augusta or Rock Hill are "dumb?"
If so, that's a fairly offensive accusation.
Agreed - Hurricane season is long. I'm an environmental educator, I've taught out on the barrier islands - I know this. And I stand by my comment. The start and end dates of hurricane season have fluctuated throughout the years. At one point in time it only lasted through mid-October and started in almost July. Frankly, aside from a few occurrences though, you don't see hurricanes hitting near the coast throughout that entire period. The seasonal definition is more of a case of "better safe than sorry."
Since the mid-1500s we have on record only 7 hurricanes hitting the east coast outside of the period of Aug 10-Oct 10. If anyone is dumb enough to host a big tournament on the coast within that 2 months stretch - well... yeah, dumb idea. Very much so. And out of those 7 only 4 have occurred outside of August-October (in the June-July/November period you included in your post).
And frankly, judging by how few tournaments I saw out there when I was living there: not too many TDs are dumb enough or willing to take the risk to run events during that period. So really, seeing as how most avoid that period along the southeast part of the coast... No, I'm not really insulting anybody. (and c'mon, ROCK HILL? Do you know how few hurricanes see their actual eye hit the coast that far south along the eastern seaboard? C'mon now, I can't think of any other than Hugo.)