Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fay: A Perplexing Joker

Yesterday, it looked as if the projections on the track Tropical Storm would taking were in consensus. Today, Fay remains ever The Joker. After causing deaths on the islands of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, she crossed over Cuba. She mad landfall on Key West. This morning, she has made a second landfall, 50 miles southeast of Fort Meyers.

Where she will be in the next 5 days is the question. It is possible that The Joker will make a u-turn after passing over my Aunt Dixie's home in Plant City and visiting Disney in Orlando. Some of the models show her entering the Gulf of Mexico in a day or two. The new 5 day forecast shows the potential of Fay, The Joker, heading into the Gulf of Mexico. Yesterday, one of the computer model runs showed Fay striking the Mississippi Gulf Coast close to this coming weekend.

All of the models show Fay taking a bend to the west at some point. Each differs when and as to the degree.

As with previous tropical storms and hurricanes, if you are in that cone, you really need to pay attention. And don't wait until the last minute to prepare. Everyone needs to have a basic emergency kit consisting of food and water to last at least three days. The best thing to do is to have those supplies on hand long before any emergency threatens.

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