Update: As Gary noted in a comment, it turns out it looks like it’s going to be Leslie (Image Downloaded Early Monday morning Sept 10) not Michael that visits Newfoundland.
Glancing at the news this morning, I noticed the Associated Press headline for today’s weather non-story: Hurricane Michael becomes a Category 3 storm. It may be out in the middle of the North Atlantic, but it’s heading straight for Newfoundland. Yikes!!!!
Just in case you’re thinking it’s time for me to batten down the hatches on my kayak, Newfoundland isn’t besieged by tropical storms. However, since 1775 (somewhat before the era of satellites used to track them), according to Wikipedia’s List of Newfoundland hurricanes, 13 hurricanes have made a direct landfall on Newfoundland (many of them occurring before anthropogenic greenhouse gas-driven computer models were invented).
If you’re wondering what prompted this post, I needed a short break from ENSO.