A tale of two forecasts? The left shows Accuweather‘s Rita-esque track for Erneso, the right showing National Hurricane Center‘s Katrina-esque path. This may be an interesting comparison to hold forth for the next few days: Who really knows their meteorological stuff? We’ll see!
Of course, we all know the perils of setting too much store by five-day tropical weather forecasts. This could all be revised–for better or worse–tomorrow, and then back and forth from day to day thereafter. What’s significant is the the suspense. What an enormous distraction! I don’t know how to explain that to folks who don’t go through it, and I can’t think of any other phenomenon that’s comparable . . . for the nerve-wracking, gut-wrenching drama and suspense, that is.