Hurricane Omar, that is.
You come at the king, you best not miss.
Omar formed Tuesday in the eastern Caribbean and dumped heavy rain on the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao off the coast of Venezuela. At 11 p.m. ET, its center was about 315 miles (505 km) south-southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Like Michael K. Williams classic character from HBO’s The Wire, Hurricane Omar seems to be taking it relatively easy on the poor, marginalized, and innocent; so for once, most of Haiti should be fine.
However, as Caribbean inhabitants should know, tropical storms are “all in the game.” Get those windows boarded up and seek shelter because “it’s either play or get played.”
A strong tropical cyclone will harbor an area of sinking air at the center of circulation. If this area is strong enough, it can develop into an eye. Weather in the eye is normally calm and free of clouds, although the sea may be extremely violent...Indeed.
I’m no meteorologist – I didn’t have time for the 4-week course – but if I’m living on the Atlantic coast, I’m keeping one eye on this storm, wary that it might take a quick right turn. Hear that B’more?