Thursday, August 24, 2017

Harvey Inbound

Harvey is now a hurricane, predicted to be Cat III when it hits the Gulf Coast of Texas around 1AM Saturday morning, the first hurricane to hit Texas since 2008.

So much for global warming models.

OTOH, someone in the impact zone could get in a car now, and be in Wyoming by the time Harvey makes landfall in about 36 hours. Assuming they had the foresight.

The bigger issue is Texas offshore production platforms and refineries.

The price of gasoline is going to skyrocket any minute, nationwide, just ahead of the Labor Day Weekend. (How convenient.)

Stock up, kids, as much as you can do so.

And you Texans, hunker down or GTFO, as appropriate, and take care of yourselves.
We want you around afterwards.


roadgeek said...

We're going to be just fine. We're Texans, after all.

Unknown said...

Thanks. I'm about 250 miles from the coast and there is a wind warning in Austin, 200 miles from the coast. The bigger problem is the storm is trapped between 2 highs and may sit in the same area for FOUR DAYS. Possible rainfall amounts are 10 inches in my area and up to 45 nearer to the coast. And then the thing may go back into the gulf and re-form. Should be an interesting week.

Aesop said...

@Fifty Cal
Thanks for the additional insight.
Best wishes with your week.

Anonymous said...

We are less than a 100 miles upriver of the mouth of the Rio Grande River and are lucky we will (likely) be spared the worst of this one. We got a direct hit from Dolly a few years back - this one has much more rain associated with it because of its slow speed. Everybody should gas up their cars NOW as the Gulf oil rigs powering down will likely cause gas prices to spike quickly - those guys use every excuse in the book - so buy now or cry later.

Jennifer said...

According to the Daily Mail and others, the mayor of Rockport is telling people to write their SSN on their arm, to make bodies easier to identify.
Sounds like a helluva disaster plan - akin to tucking your head btw your legs and kissing your ass goodbye.

Anonymous said...

Hmm... I thought we were assured that out SSN's were not for identification.... I'm very confused now...