Saturday, September 9, 2017
SUPER HURRICANES IRMA AND JOSE, PLUS TYPHOON TATIM
There are three active ocean storms:
An encounter with Cuba weakened Hurricane Irma into a Category 3, but all projections show her strengthening into a Category 4 before making landfall over South Florida, probably in the vicinity of Naples. By Sunday, the entirety of the state will be covered:
If you're in Florida, get to higher ground now and find the safest place you can find to shield yourself, like in a government shelter. Stores, hotels at the shoreline and even Disney World are closing. If you're not in Florida, you can watch the The Weather Channel (1121 on Spectrum/Honolulu) or CNN (1113). Power could soon become unavailable for Floridians, and this could even become a week-long problem.
Right on Irma's heels is Hurricane Jose at 145 MPH. However, the early projections remain: Jose will by Tuesday begin to turn away from the U.S.
In the West Pacific is future Category 3/4 Typhoon Talim, heading for Taitung and Kaohsiung, Taiwan:
There is a tendency for "experts" to say things like:
With all the above happening, I just couldn't post on Vintage Cave, so for today, let me leave with a cartoon by Mike Luckovich (above right photo):