Tropical Storm Kirk is just way too easy for the weather geeks at the National Hurricane Center to throw in some Star Trek references in their advisories.
From TROPICAL STORM KIRK DISCUSSION NUMBER 20 released at 1100 AM Sunday September 2nd:
KIRK IS NOT EXPECTED TO LIVE LONG AND PROSPER
And these two Star Trek related lines written into TROPICAL STORM KIRK DISCUSSION NUMBER 19
KIRK HAS BEEN ACCELERATING OVER THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS AS IT CONTINUES ITS TREK ACROSS THE FAR NORTH ATLANTIC.
...WHICH HAS HELPED KIRK TO CLING ON TO TROPICAL CYCLONE STATUS.
The fun with Kirk couldn’t last of course. As predicted Tropical Storm Kirk did not live long and prosper. In fact he fell down a broken pedestrian walkway while playing with his Google Nexus 7 tablet. 😉
DEEP CONVECTION ASSOCIATED WITH KIRK HAS BECOME DISPLACED ABOUT 100 N MI TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST OF THE ESTIMATED CENTER DUE TO OVER 30 KT OF SOUTH-SOUTHWESTERLY SHEAR. THE GLOBAL AND REGIONAL MODELS INDICATE THAT THIS SYSTEM HAS BECOME COLD CORE...OR NO LONGER TROPICAL IN NATURE...ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY CYCLONE PHASE ANALYSIS. THEREFORE...KIRK IS NOW CONSIDERED A POST- TROPICAL CYCLONE...AND THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY ISSUED ON THIS SYSTEM BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.
Can we expect more Star Trek related weather write-ups from Forecaster Cangialosi and the National Hurricane Center in Miami? I don’t see a “Tropical Storm Spock” or “Hurricane Picard” in the near future, but we are sure they will boldly drop Star Trek references where no one has gone before.