One of my favorite weather pages is Mike’s Weather Page. I stumbled on it several years ago when I was trying to find information on the “hurricane spaghetti models.” Those are what they call the different projections that agencies put together when a hurricane develops. They can be wildly divergent and often do look like spaghetti.
But Mike has a lot more than hurricane tracks. He has an amazing number of weather maps posted from various agencies, like the one above which is from NOAA. This is the “Next Five Day Rain Forecast” map and I have only included the east coast of the U.S. Look closely and you’ll see a bright yellow section in the western hills of North Carolina with the notation 17.3. Well, that’s 17.3 inches and is right over my house!!! Well, not exactly, of course, but close enough.
I’m on high ground and not worried but there are many people in the Carolinas that could face some real hardships in the next few days. And who knows where Joaquin will actually end up because the Spaghetti Models are still, pardon the expression, all over the map. ❦