During my 4 decades plus of tracking hurricanes/tropical storms, those that were the slow movers (Allison, Juan, Danny, Isaac) were the hardest to cover as working day after day with little sleep takes its toll on the body. So far Matthew is such a storm, but the difference is he’s been far away from land impacting only a few. Over the next 7-10 days, some computer models indicate Matthew will still be around off the east coast somewhere. The forecast tracks are uncomfortably close to land and any westward shift in the track will mean big time troubles for many. If you have plans to visit the Northeast (Philly, New York city, Boston) late next week, please keep up with the progress (or lack of) of this system. Best case scenario is it will begin lifting to the north and get picked up by an upper trough and accelerate to the NE offshore. Worse case is it continues its slow movement thru the Bahamas and turns more NW impacting the Carolinas & then the Jersey. NY and Cape Cod coasts. Fortunately it will not be our problem, but if you’re like me, I have friends & relatives that could be in harm’s way. Stay tuned!
This is my birthday week (Oct. 5th) so my posting might be erratic . No posts means no problems for us!