Friday, October 13, 2017

Which Tiger Will Be Hot? How About Both!

Tradition has LSU playing most of their home games on “Saturday Night in Tiger Stadium”.  Da Da Da Uoomph!   Sometimes, because of SEC TV commitments , our Tigers have to play Saturday afternoon, which is the case for tomorrow.  My friend (Dr. Rob) has again invited me to join him cheer on our boys, but I can guarantee everyone will be hot with highs 85-90.  I’m sure there will be some folks who’ll suffer from heat exhaustion in the stands & many players are likely to cramp up as down on the field temps could approach 100.   Bottom line, I’ll have my sunscreen and wide brimmed hat on and will stay hydrated with plenty of WATER!   No light beer till the game is over.   This current hot spell will finally end as a real cold front arrives late Sunday night.  The North Shore should see lows dip into the 50s next week with even some 60s south.  Water temperatures in Lake Pontchartrain are still in the low to mid 80s, way too warm for so late into October.   It appears the pattern is setting up to see several fronts pass through during the next 2-3 weeks, each one getting a little colder.  In fact, if models are correct, the last week in October could bring out the sweaters and jackets. With that in mind, the “Fat Lady” will be flying in to perform on stage Monday Night.   In case some of you are too young to remember, Don Meredith (former Dallas Cowboy QB & ABC announcer) would sing parts of the song late in the Monday Night football game when it became apparent the one team would lose. He would say,…”the game is not over until the Fat Lady sings”.  Don would then sing the first verse of the Willie Nelson song recorded back in the 50s.  Thought you might enjoy…

                Turn out the lights, the party’s over.  They say that all good things must end.  Call it a night, the party’s over.


I’ve adopted it as the closing out of the hurricane season FOR US.   Hurricanes can and do form in late October into November, but our threat gets so small that the party’s over.   NHC is following a well-defined swirl approaching the northern Leeward Islands that showed up on the daylight (visible) satellite loop.  There are no T-Storms with it since there is too much upper shear.  It could develop late this weekend east of the Bahamas but will not impact the U.S.   Our next front arrives late Sunday so we only have 2 more days to really fry.   Some good news for California.  Long range models are bringing the first rainstorm into the state for NEXT weekend.  Hopefully it’ll be enough to end their fire season which has been the deadliest on record.   Stay tuned!

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