Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 84, low 73)
Well, it’s Saturday morning. It’s cooler due to the clouds, but not raining. Yet.
It rained off and on all yesterday afternoon and evening. More of the same is expected today.
We are keeping our eyes on the weather, because we may have a hurricane, or tropical storm heading our way.
There is some sort of low pressure system forming in the Gulf of Mexico. It will likely develop into at least a tropical storm, and possibly a hurricane, depending on where it goes.
It’s possible it could come ashore in our area, but it’s also possible it will head west towards Texas.
They haven’t been able to send the hurricane hunters into the storm yet because they haven’t found the center of development yet.
Right now, all we have are the “spaghetti models.”
Spaghetti models are possible tracks of the storm that are generated from the many different weather computers. For now, none of the models agree on the future path of the storm.
We certainly don’t want to be here if we get a hurricane, and we’re not thrilled to be here during a tropical storm either. They can get pretty ugly and bring tons of rain and wind.
Since our home has wheels, we could leave, but where do we go? If we head north and the storm heads to the panhandle, we may be putting ourselves right in the middle of it. Going to the other coast won’t help if it becomes a hurricane.
So for right now, we’re keeping a close eye on the spaghetti models. You can see they are all over the place as to where the storm will head. As they get more information, they will start to come together for a more accurate track.
We’ve learned over the years that the forecasters are pretty good at predicting where the storm will go, but not too accurate on the intensity. The problem with this storm is that it’s forming close to home, so if it comes our way, we won’t get much warning.
More than likely if it heads our way, it won’t get too strong because it won’t have too much time to strengthen.
So……that’s what we’re doing this week-end. Watching the weather.
So while we watch it rain, I guess we’ll continue watching “24”. It’s such an exciting series and very addictive.
Al got most of his pest control accounts done this week, so we’ll have some time to do something fun….if the weather starts cooperating.
For now, it’s “24” and spaghetti models!