We stayed away for 10 years, so did the hurricanes.
That loop, it started showing up in a model run yesterday, now it seems to have affected other simulations. Here I thought it was a glitch, a parameter entered wrong by a weary forecaster. Please don’t let it loop back at us oh Poseidon.
In 1992, Hurricane Andrew dealt South Florida a serious blow. I was living in Tampa at the time, I drove down in a car stocked with gallons of water to check on my family the very next day. I remember it so vividly, driving south on US 1, and seeing where the dividing line was. Who was spared the brunt and who had their property wiped out. I saw school busses tossed around like Tonka toys, big green UPS trucks on their side, a Home Depot with an entire wall missing.
You can see nature’s wrath on the TV all day long, but seeing it in person gives you the chills. That same eerie feeling is going through my bones at the moment, wondering about that loop. A head on into South Florida from a boomeranging Cat 4 Matthew, heaven help us.
“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”