Thursday, September 18, 2003

Weathering the storm
Home from work this afternoon and tomorrow. Steady rain and wind picking up, but no howling yet. The storm seems to be tracking to the predictions of the past few days.

This story covers Isabel's recent status and notes the increased effectiveness of hurricane forcasting resulting from satellite data, faster computer modeling and other methods. A number of decades ago, there was much less predictability for these storms, meaning more lives lost than occur nowadays.

But it's wise to remember this quote from the story:

"An old forecaster's axiom: Never discount a hurricane until it is north of you."

Tonight will be interesting. Good luck and God bless to all.

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