The Miami Herald just published a headline, “Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near Bahamas, may threaten Florida“. Um, ok, if “may” means “is turning away from Florida and none of the reliable models shows it getting anywhere near Florida” or “it just took a sharp turn away from the US and isn’t likely to cause anything except rockin’ waves for the surfer dudes and dudettes”. Here’s the latest computer model outputs; the orange square is the current (8 am) fix:
Hurricane reporting has just gotten ridiculous. The TV actors doing the weather practically soil themselves with excitement over every cloud in the ocean this time of year, and every storm “could” or “may” hit the US. It’s unseemly.