Capital Weather Gang's Facebook page, comments like this one: "ECMWF is a good global model but is not necessarily the best for fine-grained hurricane tracks. I'd be looking at GFDL. HWRF is explicitly designed for this but their choice to stick with NMM core is 'interesting'."
Those are the COMMENTERS, mind you, not the actual Capital Weather Gang professionals. Weather geeks take things VERY seriously, apparently.
So I'm off to check on flashlights, batteries, water, etc. I am fairly sure I won't find any of those items in our house, even though Larry and I have bought approximately umpteen thousand flashlights in the past 2 decades AND I purchase all sorts of batteries every single month at the commissary. Tomorrow will undoubtedly be spent mingling with all the other flashlight-and-battery shoppers in the local stores. That should be almost as much fun as shopping before a blizzard. I can't wait.
On the up side, our upcoming camping trip has been canceled due to our not wanting to drown in our sleeping bags. Which gives me more time to persuade Larry to buy that camper...