New NOGAPS model out. Scary stuff for Florida.
Has the storm right off the WPB coast in 72 hours and exiting Tampa at 108 hours and getting to Appalachacola in 136 hours. That's two and a half days of constant rain in Florida, not to mention the wind. That would cause massive flooding throughout the state like I've never seen here.
Sigh, I evac'd Clearwater to Atlanta when Charley was knocking, (I had planned the trip, Just left a little earlier than I intended)
But, I hate the idea of evac'ing again, Maybe I'll stay with some friends who live on the highest grounds.... And to think, All my friends were laughing at me because I was getting my empty gallon jugs and filling them with water and freezing the last few days.... heh.... now if I just had some sandbags....
Seriously, I don't know where this storm is going to go, if I could wishcast it away, I would. So instead, I just hope my friends down here will start taking this a little more seriously, particularly if the storm actually decides to make a cross state run from WPB to TPA. (And to think I have a friend who wants to come to here to avoid being in WPB... I"m in the A zone evac section, oops!)
Good luck people,
PS. where could I find a more detailed explanation of the various models and their typical tendencies... is there a document (or set of documents that has this information? and if not, how difficult would it be to create one?)