Tropical Storm In The Gulf: Three Reasons Not To Worry
Here's a pleasant map to study -- a tropical-storm dagger pointed right at the heart of Houston. Even worse than right at the heart -- we're on the dirty side of the storm.
Not to worry. Why?
1. You want the tracking models to point right to you this far out. They always, always change. Now, of course, they could change down to the Valley or to Louisiana, and then change back to us, so there's that. But you want to be in the bullseye four or five says out, not two or three.
2. It's predicted to be no stronger than a tropical storm. And models on intensification are 100 percent reliable, except in those 90 percent of cases when they're not. If this stays a tropical storm, it should be no biggie. Right?
Rice Owls Football vs. Southern Miss
TicketsSat., Nov. 11, 2:30pm
Houston Texans vs. Arizona Cardinals
TicketsSun., Nov. 19, 12:00pm
Rice Owls Football vs. North Texas
TicketsSat., Nov. 25, 12:00pm
Houston Texans vs. San Francisco 49ers
TicketsSun., Dec. 10, 12:00pm
Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
TicketsMon., Dec. 25, 3:30pm
3. Because God doesn't like Houston meteorologists to get too excited. There's no way they'd hype this, right? Or tell us to "keep it tuned right here" for further updates that may -- just may -- show this thing turning into a Cat 5 going right up the Ship Channel? Crazy, yes -- Houston weathercasters would never do that, or bring up memories of Ike. So God will steer this one down to the empty landscape of the King Ranch.
On the other hand, if you've ever wanted to be on TV, go hang out now at a Home Depot, near the plywood section.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Houston, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.