Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Here Comes Gustav . . .
It looks like it's going to be an interesting September, which is the peak of hurricane season.
Tropical Depression Fay is still inundating the southeast, which isn't necessarily a bad thing for northern Georgia and other drought-stricken areas. Now we have a full-fledged hurricane named Gustav on its way. The latest forecast tracks call for it to go into the Gulf of Mexico after nailing Haiti and Cuba, possibly strengthening into a Category 3 storm or better.
What will Gustav's final target be? New Orleans? Galveston? Brownsville? Perhaps Pensacola? These hurricanes are pretty unpredictable, as Fay most recently demonstrated.
It's interesting that Gustav will likely be making his presence known during the Republican convention in Minneapolis. Talk about an excuse for the news media not to cover it. After all, covering McCain would take attention away from Barack the Bountiful, and the news media can't have that.
Oh, well. Denver had a near-miss with a tornado during the early part of the Democratic convention. Perhaps meteorology is trying to be fair and balanced.