The Bad Parade
Take a good look at the current meteorological map of the Atlantic Ocean. Starting from the east and furthest from us there's Tropical Storms Helene, Isaac and Florence. And then there's another yellow X disturbance with a 10% chance of growing into something.
It's a Bad Parade of weather disturbances that won't be throwing candy but high winds, flooding rain, and storm surge waves for all in their paths.
Looking at the map the storms do look eerily like a military invasion by Mother Natures Tropical Army and sure enough, the NE coastline of GA, SC, and NC seem to be in the line of fire of Tropical Storm Florence.
The outer banks, as well as coasts of some of those areas, contain billions of dollars worth of real estate development in terms of tourist attractions and facilities, golf courses, hotels as well as residential communities, luxury high rise condos and so on. Of course, all that can be replaced, we hope at the proper time the people will take proper action for protection of their lives and family as top priority.
After a walloping from Mega Storm Harvey, already strained NFIP flood plans and FEMA resources will be put to the test should any of these storms strike the mainland with any kind of destructive mass.
Tropical Storm Helene, presently seems to have a future of turning north and heading to the cooler waters of the North Atlantic as little more than an open ocean blow for merchant mariners crossing the shipping lanes at sea, and no real foreseeable threat to us.
The one to watch is Isacc. Isacc has a troubling low latitude lateral westwardly track. Look at the map. Isacc will be a full-blown hurricane before he even reaches Barbados, St Lucia, and Montserrat, still thousands of miles from us.
As all storms do, Isacc will eventually begin to curl northward, at this point, it's almost impossible to say where that might happen exactly and that's why Isacc bears watching closely the next few days.
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