Sunday, August 17, 2008

Too much media??

One of the wonderful attributes of living along the glorious Gulf Coast is keeping a watchful eye on The Weather Channel from June 1st - November 30th every year. Everybody around here knows that's Hurricane Season.

I used to follow these storms from the time they formed until they made landfall or dissipated way out in the eastern Atlantic. Now though the media drives me crazy with all the hype and the "panic" they build in people - the whole time the storm is traversing across the open waters the meteorologists are making their predictions and posting their charts and putting everybody on alert - and these last few storms have turned out to be so minor.

So now there's another one out there - Tropical Storm Fay. This was the chart posted on our newspaper's front page Saturday morning. Okay, to look at that (looks like it could be headed towards Pensacola - where I live) doesn't look to promising. Here's the picture from today-- looking a little better for us. Guess we will see how this thing plays out over the next week. Oh yeah and I refuse to look at the updates on this storm except once in the morning and once in the evening!

1 comment:

Rebekah said...

Yes, the media does tend to blow more wind than the hurricane itself