Hmmm, an unscientific guess, since as of 10:00 pm watching the Weather Channel now saying there may not be a landfall, my intuition is that Matthew will play the cruel joke and hit hard and go a little deeper into Florida than anybody is suspecting.
I respect the mathematical probabilities and meteorological formulas that we rely on to predict where a storm will go, but I also believe this great ball we live on is a living breathing entity and has a physiological purpose for hurricanes and will do what it wishes to maintain its health while possibly enjoying making us all feel like fools sometimes.
Of course the other cruel joke would be that it stays just far enough out at sea that Florida and the US East Coast feels very little effects and the evacuations and hard work to secure life and property was for naught, which in the long run could be very dangerous when the big one does hit and nobody takes it serious.
I do wonder, if secret cloud-seeding is taking place now and then. There have been a few hurricanes over the past years I have watched that should have been much stronger and some kind of strange phenomena seemed to throw them off a bit at unexpected times. Katrina being one in mind, but did eventually did cut loose. If that is happening, then I'd suspect that by playing with nature we may be setting stage for a future storm nightmare.
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