Climate Change fanatics are having a field day over the past several months. First Hurricane Harvey hit Texas twice before hitting Louisiana and moving north into the American heartland. Hot on the heels of Harvey was Hurricane Irma, the strongest recorded hurricane in Atlantic history.
Irma was first predicted to make landfall in southeastern tip of Florida near Miami, as a strong category 5 storm. Depending on how you look at it, much of Florida was spared the intensity of a strong category 5 hurricane when Irma continued west along northern Cuba where it weakened to a category 3 before heading north into southwestern Florida.
As Irma has moved northwest into the heartland where it’s currently raining on me at the moment, all eyes are now watching Hurricane Jose. Currently, Jose is in the very same location that Irma was when it was predicted to hit landfall in Florida.
The last thing some Lowcountry residents want to think about after Hurricane Irma battered South Carolina Monday is the next storm.
“We hope we don’t see Jose,” S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster said of the hurricane at a Tuesday morning news conference focused on Irma’s aftermath.
But Hurricane Jose is in the Atlantic near the same spot Irma was when computer models were pointing it directly at the South Carolina coast, leading many to worry about whether another tropical punch is coming…
While most models show Jose turning north and eastward out into the Atlantic, people from South Carolina north to the Hudson Valley are concerned and watching Jose. The last thing South Carolina needs is a second hit after Irma. The reason they are concerned and carefully watching Jose is that Irma defied most of the computer models and it’s possible that Jose could also.