JUST GREAT: A New Orleans Hurricane Landfall On The 9th Anniversary Of Katrina?

From the website of noted meteorologist Dr. Roy Spencer

It’s still over a week away, but a tropical disturbance east of the Lesser Antilles is being forecast by the GFS model to grow into a hurricane, making landfall near New Orleans just 1 day before the 9th anniversary of Katrina’s landfall:

And a map…

There’s good news, in that today’s forecast model pushes that system further to the west. Here’s the 10 day forecast as of today…

Which would, of course, put Houston close to the crosshairs for that system, within a day or so of LSU’s season opener against Wisconsin planned for August 30 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

Whether the storm would affect the game is a question. If the latest track is accurate, probably not – after all, they can always close the roof at Reliant. And the storm wouldn’t be close enough at game time to bring the really high winds that would wipe out the game. But then, if they’re in the process of evacuating Houston, which as we know is not a process which tends to go smoothly, all bets are off.

So that’s not good news after all. It’s just not the worst news. Hopefully the storm will continue to track westward so it doesn’t threaten life, limb, property or football in Louisiana.

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