Lixion Avila

American meteorologist

Lixion Avila (born November 25, 1950) is a meteorologist at the National Hurricane Center who is known for making humorous statements in advisories on tropical cyclones.


  • After considerable and sometimes animated in-house discussion of the demise of Ivan...
  • There are no clear reasons, and I am not going to make one up, to explain the recent strengthening of Epsilon. [4]
    • On Epsilon's longevity:
  • I heard that before about Epsilon... haven't you? [5]
  • Since neither I nor the [forecast] models are good enough to precisely know if Ernesto will have an intensity of 64 knots at landfall...which is the border between hurricane and tropical storm intensity and 4 knots above the forecast...a hurricane watch has been issued for a portion of the coast.
  • If some of the dynamical models have their way...Juliette could meet her less-than-Shakespearean demise sooner than indicated in the official forecast.
  • Bertha HAS to weaken and begin to become extratropical...famous last words.
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