Friday, September 3, 2004

On the Edge

The 8 p.m. tracking map shows that the very southern tip of Florida is right on the edge of the “cone of error,” as the weather people on TV call it. On the map that’s the yellow cone where the hurricane could go, and the further away from its present location, the wider the cone is. That means that the track of Hurricane Frances may not move in this direction. At least that’s my wishful thinking. But still, even if it makes landfall a hundred miles north of here, we’re still going to get some pretty hefty winds and rain. But it looks like the chances of a direct hit on Miami are lessening.

Reports are coming in from the Bahamas that San Salvador Island got hit with 125 mph winds as the hurricane passed over on its way to the northwest. I hope that there was no loss of life.