Monday, August 20, 2007

Tis the Season

This is the time of year when you can feel the magic! The air just tingles with it! The T.V. media won't shut-up about it. Hurricane season!!

There is a very symmetrical and well-formed storm named Dean who is churning his way to a vacation in Cancun. But, according to my Doppler/Viper enhanced weatherman, Houston is in the CONE OF UNCERTAINTY. (this is the area of possibilities that this storm could hit, maybe, but only on days ending in E or a month with an R in it - kidding)

It began on Friday - these hurricane updates for an event that will not take place for over a week. We are already being whipped into panic mode because the CONE OF UNCERTAINTY shows there is a snowballs chance in hell this thing could turn north.

My parents called on Friday asking if we were evacuating. What??? Uh, no. Thanks Mr. Weatherman for scaring my parents to death. My parents who live for weather events and the weather channel. My mother who has 20-20 Hindsight and always "had a feeling something like this was going to happen."

By the end of the week, if I have had to hear the phrase CONE OF UNCERTAINTY many more times, I will have already killed myself. H-Dean will have one less Houstonian to worry about.


  • Get this shit. The main satellite they use for hurricane tracking is going down and they're not going to be able to replace it for over a year! They'll still be able to use sub-satellites, but they won't be as precise. So the COU is going to start getting bigger. How much crap is that?!

    By Blogger Tink, at 8/20/2007 6:36 PM  

  • Hahaha..I grew up right smack in the middle of Hurricane land, but I've never heard the term "Cone of Uncertainty." Makes me think of something that might be served at Baskin Robbins.

    By Blogger teahouse, at 8/20/2007 10:08 PM  

  • Tis the season to create false panics, tra-la-la-la-lah, lah, lah, lah, lah!

    Did you see the flashing signs on the freeways that read, "Category 4 Hurricane: Fuel Up with Gas Now" (or something like that).

    Nothing like trying to recreate a Rita-like Exodus now. Sigh...

    By Blogger Crazy MomCat, at 8/20/2007 10:53 PM  

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