The Next Storm
Well it is not named yet, but it will be soon. Just wait. I think that by the 5 PM update today, it will be a tropical storm.
The news people are saying that the strom is expected to take a path similar to that of Bill, and therefore Florida will not be in the cone.
There is only one problem with that. Well TWO problems with that.
Problem 1 is that the area of disturbed weather soon to be Tropical Storm Danny is close to The Bahamas, moving west-northwest at 20 mph. Since it is going more west than north, if it is going to remain at sea it better turn quick. But it is moving at 20 mph, so how fast can it actually turn? Who knows.
Problem 2 is the radio station I was listening to is 610 AM. This Clear Channel station carries Fox "News" and all right wing rabid hysterical programming. Except for Coast To Coast AM after midnight, in case you want to hear the latest on bigfoot and aliens and shit.
Even the traffic reports on that station are frequently incorrect or incomplete.
So most of the time, all you hear on 610 is bullshit.
Now the as of now unnamed storm may remain at sea. And Florida may never be in the cone. But who knows.
All that can be done is to watch and see what happens.
There is supposed to be a sailboat race this weekend. I am supposed to act as a support / safety boat for the race. The sailboats might finish the race really fast!
As of 0800 EDT, the speed of the storm has slowed to about 15 mph, down from 20 mph earlier. A Hurricane Hunter aircraft is en route to check it out, when the aircraft gets there it could be upgraded to a depression or maybe a storm. The direction of movement is still west northwest.
But if the forward speed is slowing down - it could mean it is trying to turn. If it turns it will be taken out to sea.
The truth is nobody can really say where this thing is heading, or even if it will make it to a storm.