And especially if you're trying to predict a hurricane's track.
Divemedic has a great series of posts up about hurricane preparedness (this post will lead you to the others). He sounds ready.
The Queen Of The World and I are ready, too, although I'll get another 5 gallons of gas for the generator tomorrow. We have some things that Divemedic didn't include on his list. For example, a Homer Bucket (5 gallon orange bucket from Home Depot) with a toilet seat and some cat litter makes a makeshift toilet. Hope we don't need that one, but it's not a bad idea - although Divemedic's idea of filling the bath tub for toilet flush water will be plan #1 ...
But he also points out that predicting the track of a hurricane is not the most accurate science. We're keeping our eyes on the forecast, and it's changing multiple times a day:
- At 11:00, Weather Underground said maximum wind speed on Wednesday for our location would be 80 mph (exciting!)
- At 2:00, Weather Underground said maximum wind speed on Wednesday for our location would be 45 mph (not so exciting)
- Now (6:00), Weather Underground said maximum wind speed on Wednesday for our location would be 25 mph (not exciting at all)
I don't mind if the storm track moves away from us, but there's no reason it can't move back again. We both are pretty confident that we can ride this out if it does, and the running around earlier was time well spent.
But Divemedic's post is today's must-read if you're anywhere near the southeast.