Mark Thornton has written up a very good and detailed analysis of the storm that hit the 103rd running of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. Mark is a sailor and a graduate of the Penn State Certificate in Weather Forecasting program in which I am enrolled.
His analysis can be found here. It is a worthwhile read, especially for those of you (like myself) that weathered the storm this July.
I started my Meteo 241 class yesterday, and Introduction to Tropical Weather Forecasting. On the very same day, tropical storm Irene was upgraded to a Hurricane and as I write it is a Category 2 storm bearing down on the Bahamas. It should be an interesting fall.
Follow my progress and my e-portfolio for Meteo 241 on my dedicated section of this site.