I went to Sergio’s tonight to pick up dinner. Rena was there. Her dad was too, back in the kitchen. He lives part time in Connecticut and part time in Florida.
“I’ll try and keep Ernesto away from Florida,” I said, as if I had any influence.
Another customer waiting to pick up his order gave me a supportive look. Maybe I’m reading too much into this, but he liked the fact I was up on my tropical weather even though I was wearing jeans and an already shrunken too small Alaska t-shirt.
When I first started in weather it was tough to know what was going on unless you were at work. I didn’t have access to the pre-www Internet until the late 80s.
Nowadays, if I could convince my boss to put a camera here in the house, I could do the weather from here! I have access to a fire hose of weather data. In fact the biggest problem I have is deciding where and in what form I’ll get my data.
Bottom line is during hurricane season everyone expects me to be up-to-date 24/7. I don’t blame them.
It’s still early in the hurricane season. We are already ahead of schedule with storms. The “E” storm historically doesn’t get here until August 31!
There are different concerns with Ernesto and Florence.
Ernesto could move into the Gulf if it doesn’t lose too much strength when it hits the Yucatan. There are lots of sparsely populated places on the Gulf and the Yucatan. That’s the hope.
Gulf storms NEVER come to New England while still a named storms. We can and do get their rainy remnants often, not their wind.
Florence is more a Connecticut concern… though not very much right now. She is very far out in the Atlantic. Current predictions bring Florence to a position where it could threaten the East Coast. It’s way too early to worry.
Like I said I’m 24/7 during the hurricane season. I’ll write more on “E” and “F” as warranted.