Interesting tidbit on the weather report today. Weather dude was talking about global warming temp increases in this area and he said that the adks had risen more than their surrounding environs, i.e. Tug hill, Mohawk Valley and western VT.
With the potential and uncertainty associated with a storm like Matthew.....I don't fault the media for their coverage. Sure, it's "only" a category 3 and the eyewall is staying far enough off the coast to keep the devastating winds down. However, the storm surge and flooding, which are the primary killers in hurricanes, are going to be significant and devastating to some. Without the "hype" it might have been devastating to even more people than it ends up being.
Sure, the media eats it up and goes to sensational worst case reporting, but in these circumstances I don't necessarily see that as a bad thing.
Jason.....Miami, as far as I saw, was never under a Hurricane Warning, I think they had a Trpoical Storm Warning? Sure, they didn't even get that. However, unless something is a guaranteed Andrew is the media supposed to lay off? Whose going to issue that guarantee? While the Miami area avoided the impacts, the eye wall is only 10 miles off the Daytona coast, and the storm surge will rival Sandy, which was plenty devastating to an awful lot of people. I'm glad many have been spared the worst of the potential impacts, but many will still suffer quite a bit....and if that number is less than it could have been as a result of the "hype", how can anyone not be ok with that?
Sorry, I've got good friends in Jacksonville, so I'm a little closer to this one than other storms...
I'm saying I saw several report from reporters standing in the rain saying "yea it doesn't look that bad now, but you should have seen it ten minutes ago." I just sense that they are rooting for disaster.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp