Apocalyptic alerts on my phone: pic.twitter.com/p930cHlnot
— Betty Cracker (@bettycrackerfl) September 9, 2017
In a much dryer morning in New Mexico, my trip to the farmers’ market completely upset my menu planning. Also, I bought too much. Maybe will freeze some.
Good thoughts to Floridians and open thread!
Update: Betty checks in at Comment #66:
Hi guys, thanks for thinking of me. We’re fine. Still at home. The current plan is to head to my MIL’s place, which is inland, in the morning, if the current track holds. We’ve got plenty of gas, and we know how to get there on back roads. It takes about 1-1/2 hours under normal circumstances, and even if it takes six hours, we’ll get there before the storm hits. I’ll check in when I can. Everyone else in the path, stay safe!
Also Adam at Comment #75:
Betty and I are in communication.
I’ll be heading to my brothers later this afternoon. Though we’re out of the storm surge area, they called an evac for our zone so as to reduce stress on emergency services. My brother is in a no evac zone, so we’ll be going there.
But what everyone is still watching for is a turn. They’ve been predicting a turn every day for eight days and expecting one each day for the past three. Right now they’re predicting/expecting this afternoon. But, and again, the predicted/expected a turn yesterday and the day before.
Irma is still beating herself against the norther Cuban coast and the Cuban keys/barrier islands. She’s wobbled a bit northwest again, but no one knows if that’s the beginning of the turn or just another wobble. The questions now are: 1) Does she turn? 2) When? 3) If she doesn’t or if she doesn’t turn till tomorrow or later, then where does she go? If she makes the gulf, and not just skirting the west coast of Florida, then everyone from Mexico around the gulf back to Florida is a target.
Not to sound unsympathetic to the Cubans, but the longer she churns her eyewall and eye on Cuba the better. And the longer she heads west into and against Cuba, with wobbles north and south, the better.