Well, boys and girls, this is starting to look a little interesting. We haven’t had a hurricane hit south Florida since Wilma in 2005. That’s not to say we’ve let our guard down. Every time there’s a disturbance that reels off the western coast of Africa, I always keep half an eye on it. You just know that eventually it will be our turn again.
This graphic shows the latest ‘cone of uncertainty’. According to the Severe Weather Expert at 6:00, the storm showed a few signs of weakening. Factoring in wind shear, dry air, and Saharan dust (I shit you not) it could be that Erika just falls apart. Even if it does get down-graded, we had a tropical storm here a few years back that resulted in being flooded in at our house for about a week. They called it a “Hundred Year Flood,” so I suppose we’re not due for that again.
But it could be a bit of a wooly weekend. Come Saturday, it might be time to gear up and head over to Home Depot to duke it out over batteries and plywood. Maybe we’ll just take some popcorn and watch the madness.