Talk about anticlimactic. Who on the east coast is worried about a forecast for Saturday? Fortunately for the Terps, who haven’t exactly been oozing good luck out their pores, they will miss this coming Super Storm. The worst of that should be coming into the area well after the Terps depart. Had we had a home tailgate this weekend, things would have been interesting, but mostly fine.
Since Maryland will be further north, they should remain well clear of the area. And that is good. This thing, whether we call it Sandy or the Frankenstorm, is going to be huge. The interesting thing about this storm is that it is going to be bad EVERYWHERE. Normally with a Hurricane, everything depends on where landfall is made. But no matter how you slice this, it is going to be bad for the entire area. It is really a freak event that no one outside of Meteorology will probably ever grasp, or care to. Just know one thing, you are watching history.
For those who remember the 1991 Perfect Storm, the one which the movie was made about, this is just like it. A huge collection of things all coming together at the wrong time, but the difference between this storm and that one, is that the Perfect Storm formed and moved away from land, this one is coming in. As one meteorologist from the Weather Channel noted today, never in recorded history have we seen this happen.
Anyway, what’s left of the Terps Football team will be up in Boston trying to grab a road win and then get the hell out of dodge. Not that College Park will be any safer than Boston, but being in your own bed trumps being stranded in New England. Unfortunately, if the Terps do get the win, they will need a strong performance by Quarterback of the minute, Caleb Rowe. Based on the NC State game however, I’m not exactly panicking. Rowe’s biggest job is going to be staying healthy as the QB cupboard is bare.
Fortunately for Maryland the weather should actually be quite pleasant, for the time being at least. The normal average in Boston this time of year is for a high of 58 F and a low of 43 F. We should be well above that. The forecast is calling for a high of 65 F and a low of 52, numbers more fitting to Maryland this time of year. If BC was looking for some Mother Nature home cooking, they got it, but unfortunately she whipped up some crab cakes!
The record for this date, both of which should be safe, is 85 F set back in 1963, and 25 F set in 1936. The 85 doesn’t scare me, but with that low, the Terps dodged a bullet. As for the moon, it will be a waxing Gibbous which is going to make upcoming coastal flooding possibly historic. It will have 96% illumination and will rise just after the game at 4:29 PM. If you are in Boston, or anywhere between North Carolina and Maine, enjoy that moon as you may not see it for several days.
So that is what we are looking at. Again, no one cares about Saturday’s weather, except for us Terps fans. On a final note, TD.com would like to congratulate our friend John who’s Wife E gave birth to their daughter (not named Sandy for some reason) today. Congratulations, now if only John could find the guy who did it! Sorry, but I’ll laugh at the joke on my death bed, it’s a classic.
So go Terps, go grab that 5th win of the year, and then hurry back to College Park to hunker down. I don’t have the money, but maybe we should look into renting a tank to transport Caleb Rowe, just to be on the safe side.