September 22: Red sky at night, sailor’s delight…That is probably as accurate a forecast tool right now as the supercomputers crunching away. Between Jose and Maria, the present risk factors are high.
Cochise and crew are in prevent mode, keeping close to hurricane holes. The various model runs are all over the place, the 500mb shows no sign of steering currents, and nobody really knows what is going to happen.
Jose looks cut off, and Maria appears ready to pick up the cudgel. But anybody who says they know whats going on with the WX right now is either fibbing or ignorant.
0230 last night and the sky had cleared for the first time in ages. These are real stars! When we are in doubt on the weather, or want a second opinion, we call Risk Shema (www.weatherguy.com). Rick is the best. Rick’s read, go this afternoon, get the 450 miles behind us while it is easy. And keep a weather eye on those hurricane holes.
Time to start the engines and get underway.