August 27, 2012

Quack! Incoming!

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Looks like Isaac has a date with a duck!

This isn't going to be a world-class disaster. It's only barely going to strengthen to category 1, and by the time it reaches Illinois it'll just be a big rain storm. But that's a good thing: Iowa and Illinois can certainly use the rain.

I don't think it's even going to be a significant problem on the Gulf Coast. We won't be seeing empty lots with buildings blown away; the winds just won't be that high.

If we're lucky it'll veer even further to the west, so that Kansas and Nebraska can get some of it.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Weird World at 08:53 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Maybe we can get some more of those Cat 1 hurricanes?  We can really use them.

Posted by: metaphysician at August 27, 2012 11:45 AM (3GCAl)

2 Unfortunately, it's too late to save the corn crop. About a month ago would have been wonderful. Say, a cat 1 hitting about Houston, then going up through Oklahoma and Kansas, would have been a world-saver for the whole corn belt. (Not that I'm wishing for disaster for Houston, you understand, but that vector would have been perfect for midwest rain.)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 27, 2012 12:08 PM (+rSRq)

3 Pffffft.  I've driven home from work in a Cat 1 hurricane.  Over a high bridge, no less.

(Desperate times; I needed the job, I admit.  But I didn't appreciate that callousness at all.  Gee, I wonder why all our high tech manufacturing moved to China.)

Posted by: ubu at August 27, 2012 12:18 PM (r3aaK)

4 Hurricane Illinois-Has-It-Too-Easy?

I'm okay with rain on Saturday.  We really do need it... we were something like seven inches in the red for July, and we're not a whole lot better for August.  The corn/soybean field behind Pond Central is lookin' awfully short this year...

Posted by: Wonderduck at August 27, 2012 05:54 PM (JwLyo)

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