perillo.jpgKATC-TV (Lafayette, LA) meteorolgist Rob Perillo posted the following on his Weather Blog yesterday:

Meanwhile, another tropical wave accompanied by an area of disturbed weather is moving off the African Coast.  The GFS Computer Model (check out the 12z and 18z runs) has been locked on this feature over the last few days and wants to develop it into a hurricane that may head for the Gulf by August 20-22.

Rob showed this feature on the animated model during last night’s 10:00 weather.  He didn’t suggest we take it all that seriously, since it’s such long range, but he did offer the possibility as food for thought!  Tis the season.  Better to be wary than unwary, I’d say, especially after lessons learned a few years ago.