I’m looking forward to heading back home to Massachusetts on Friday for a week of rest and relaxation – a much deserved one, I should think. I have plans to meet a few Goodboys for a round of golf on Saturday, and was hoping to squeeze another round in sometime during the following week, but this weather event may very well put a damper (or more) on that. Why? Because the potential exists for a truly historic “hybrid” storm coming up the eastern seaboard and then, “bombing” out into a extra-tropical or subtropical hurricane-esque storm.
I know it’s late in the season for this kind of thing, but bizarre weather events like this are not that unusual for October:
This type of thing is not without precedent. We can look back to the Perfect Storm in 1991 as a relatively recent example, but if you read the diaries of early Americans through the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as in more recent times, there are numerous entries of powerful early season storms of such a nature. And how about 1963? The latest hurricane – Ginny – to strike New England.
As much as I was hoping for a beautiful late-October week of weather to play some serious northeast golf, how can one not want to miss the potential of a bonafide nor’easter with lots of wind and rain? After all, it’s not like we get anything near to that here in Arizona, so you gotta just enjoy it if and/or when something like that happens? It’s events like this where I’m adding Dr. Jeff Masters’ blog at WeatherUnderground, Brendan Loy’s Weather Nerd blog at PJ Media, and, of course, Accuweather to my web surfing regimen.
I will say this: the next few days ought to be really interesting. I’m just glad I’ll be getting into Massachusetts aheadof the possible travel nightmares that will undoubtedly result. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a win-win scenario for me – if we get a big storm that’s great, if it gets pushed more east and out to sea, that just means a better possibility some additional golf, albeit under chilly conditions. How can you lose?
UPDATE – 10 PM AZ time – Wow. This story keeps getting better – not in the way that lives and property could be lost, but just to be there during a potentially historic weather event. Wow. Like they say, timing is everything.