By Paul Douglas
Mother Nature has a wicked sense of humor, but in the end, who can blame her? 15,000 reporters, bloggers, tweeters & bloviating talking heads assembled in Tampa, for next week's Republican National Convention? "Let's make this interesting and throw in a hurricane for good measure".
Nothing is definite (it never is), but a storm brewing in the Caribbean may reach Florida late Sunday or Monday. Some of the admittedly sketchy long-range guidance strengthens the storm into a hurricane.
What to do if you are ever in the path of a hurricane? Director Steven Spielberg told me that during the filming of the movie "Jurassic Park" well-meaning staff evacuated his crew to the BASEMENT of his hotel on Hawaii's Kauai. Bad move.
In a tornado you want to be below ground - but in a hurricane you want to be on the 3rd floor or higher, to escape the storm surge, a sudden, deadly rise in tides near the eye.
No storms with names for us; sticky sun giving way to T-storms tonight, again Thursday. Highs surge well into the 80s; too early to retire the shorts.
Where is "Isaac" headed? Great question. The reliable ECMWF model brings the storm into the Gulf of Mexico. From there? Anyone's guess.
Todd's Conservation MN Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny, T-shower risk late. Winds: SE 10mph. Dew point: 58. High: 84
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Overnight Thunder, wrapping up by AM hours. Low: 64
THURSDAY: State Fair kicks off! Soggy start. Sticky with a slight chance of an afternoon T-storm. Dew point: 64. High: 83
FRIDAY: Warm, hazy sun. A few T-storms up north. Storms moving in late. Dew point: 65. Low: 66. High: 87
SATURDAY: Thunder early? Another soggy start. A mix of clouds and warm sun, isolated T-shower late. Low: 69. High: 85
SUNDAY: Front stalls. Hazy sun, a stray T-shower can't be ruled out. Low: 66. High: 80
MONDAY: What else? Sunshine. Pleasant!. Low: 64. High: 82
TUESDAY: Mostly quiet and a little warmer. Low: 66. High: 84
The fire was approaching on two separate fronts and was expected to reach the mountain town about 50 miles east of Boise later Sunday. Authorities ordered an evacuation of the town Saturday, saying homes and businesses in the area were in “imminent danger.”"
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