If you're a geek and especially if you're not, Eric Berger's SciGuy is one of the best blogs for your money. Based in Houston -- home of NASA -- Eric boils down difficult concepts into clear, easy-to-grasp postings that explain exactly what it means to you. If you have a question about space travel, meteorology, scientists' pay, or anything else, you'll likely find the most accessible information at SciGuy.
Eric Berger's 'possibilities' model at SciGuy.com
When hurricanes loom at the edge of the Gulf, Eric is usually Johnny-on-the-Spot with his analysis of weather conditions, so he's become our go-to guy as we look out across the cyber-seas at potentially threatening storms.
So it is today. A disorganized low lurks off the eastern coast of Florida, with a good chance it will cross the peninsula and enter the Gulf of Mexico. There, it could gain power and size from the warm water and rake across the Gulf Coast as a tropical storm or hurricane. Where? Well, that's anyone's guess.
But Eric's guess is educated. His map of "possibilities" (appearing above) shows a direct hit on Southeast Texas -- specifically Sabine Pass, the landfall of 2005's Hurricane Rita. So we're among the potential landfalls if this sloppy storm develops into something to which we must give a name.
If it does, watch the SciGuy.