It’s easy to see why the more cynical among us have taken to joking about the end of the world.
Well, they may be joking. Maybe not. The sarcasm is just too thick and too dry at times to make heads or tails of it. In either case, there is an unfathomable amount of unprecedented nonsense going on in the world today, and it’s no wonder that folks are feeling a bit crazy.
Now, to add to the absolute mess that 2020 has turned into, we are now staring down a devastating and never-before-seen weather phenomenon that could arrive in the United States in just a matter of days.
Two tropical systems are heading toward the Gulf of Mexico – and both of them could become hurricanes before they near the U.S. mainland early next week, according to the National Hurricane Center.
One storm is currently forecast to hit near the Texas-Louisiana border; the other could reach the Florida Panhandle. Both of the systems are predicted to strengthen into hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, possibly by Monday or Tuesday.
“If that were to occur, it would be first time on record that the Gulf of Mexico has had 2 hurricanes at the same time,” meteorologist Philip Klotzbach says via Twitter.
The potential for catastrophic damage is a concern.
The two systems are currently hundreds of miles apart, but their paths are expected to parallel each other in the Gulf, and even partially intersect. Their landfalls will likely be divided by hours, not days. But it’s not yet certain if both will hit the shore as hurricanes, or if their paths might diverge.
This may very well be the “most 2020 thing ever”.
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