Friends often ask for my advice on weather matters. Specifically I have a good friend in Miami who breaks out in a sweat any time the Hurricane Center squints.
She has guests on the way for next weekend so she’s worried.
i hear there’s something in the atlantic that might be a storm by then, and might be in the area. what’s your take on this?¹
I wrote back telling her the tropical depression that’s now Tropical Storm Harvey wouldn’t be a problem. Harvey wasn’t her concern.
No.. what’s BEHIND it.. Invest 97, as weather underground calls it
The Hurricane Center numbers the areas of unsettled tropical weather they intend on following. Invest 97 is one of many that will come and go.
I wrote back.
This is like predicting what college an individual sperm will attend.
I love that sentence!
¹ – This year for her birthday I will be buying her a full set of upper case letters.