I hope Alex isn't the reason for my spidey-sensey angst earlier. While tropical storms/hurricanes don't pay attention to models and have their own minds and such, it's a bit disconcerting to notice the GFS outlier that brings Alex up towards Galveston. Quite often the models veer to the right rather than left of originally forecast.
Of course, it may just totally dissipate once over the Gulf. Not so sure about that what with water temps, low shear and ridges not helping.
Guess we'll know in a couple of days. Not like we don't have water, batteries, candles, matches, doot doot doot. After Ike I realized that one of the worst parts of hurricanes is the preceding days. And even though we're 70 miles inland from the actual coast, that doesn't mean squat when a storm heads inland. At the least we'll get rain from it on the periphery which is a good thing. Drought is a bad thing.