Gordon Alert

September 2nd, 2018

Joe is not a weatherman, but Joe does know the following forecast sucks.

Consider this a public service announcement.

The professional weather people have their eyeballs laser-focused on the tropics this time of year looking for the development of dangerous tropical storms, such as Hurricane Irma, which killed people and led to the cancellation of the Bucs’ Week 1 game at Miami last season.

This afternoon, word comes that a new storm is likely to keep organizing, then move toward Gulf of Mexico, affect weather locally and threaten the northern Gulf later this week as a named storm. The Bucs play open their season in New Orleans next Sunday at 1 p.m.

See the FOX-13 Tweet below and make sure home and family are prepared.

25 Responses to “Gordon Alert”

  1. John Sinclear Says:

    Fear not – the game will be played in a dome.

  2. unbelievable Says:

    I wonder if this will become an annual thing for the NFC south every September.

    It’s almost like global weather has been getting more severe and destructive each year…

  3. Marc Says:

    ^….. and several days after the storm is supposed to strike. Great timing. Hopefully that theme continues for the Bucs in 2018.

  4. SOEbuc Says:

    NFL needs to make protocol for hurricanes and TS that don’t involve getting their bye week taken away.

  5. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Models are not showing much in terms of the development of Gordon which is different from earlier than the day. Things can change, of course….Florence could affect the Northeast next week….that is still uncertain as well.

  6. The Buc Realist Says:

    It will already be up by Kentucky by Thursday!!!!!!! no worries!!!!! If Joe is afraid just keep going and checking spaghettimodels dot com!!!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. AlteredEgo Says:

    SOE… just what would that protocol be …. LOL…. this’ll be good

  8. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    It proves even the weather god likes messing with bucs.

  9. Rod Munch Says:

    I brought this up yesterday, that on Wednesday morning a tropical storm is expected to hear near New Orleans, that the Eurotrash model has had it doing so far days.

    Also said that the fake news (not talking about the Joe’s, they’re not weather forecasters) will pump it up as if it’s hurricane is going to hit NO even though there’s literally nothing that suggests it will have time to get anywhere close to hurricane intensity.

    Finally the last couple runs of the Eurotrash model have shown a much weaker system and now further away from New Orleans, plus the entire time the American model (GFS) hasn’t shown much of anything – not even tropical depression status.

    Anywho the system won’t have enough time to turn into anything, so it’s not a big deal.

    However there are two, potentially, very large hurricanes coming across the Atlantic. One will almost certainly turn north and out to sea, but right now the 2nd storm is on a further path south, if it stays south it might avoid the turn. Won’t know until next week at this time on the 2nd storm, if it even forms, and even next week it would still be nearly a week away if it did come this way. But if you want to start panicking based on nothing but a very long term and very inaccurate computer model, now is the time to do so if you want to be ahead of the curve.

  10. stpetebucsfan Says:


    But…but…are you suggesting our climate is changing because we all know that’s not true. (snark font off now)

  11. i like gunslingers Says:

    i did some checking last year and from what i learned the euro model is the most accurate of all of them

  12. Marc Says:

    Eurotrash model is craaaaaap!

  13. Godeep66 Says:

    Damn Joe. Should I cancel my flight? The game better be played.

  14. BucEmUp Says:

    Can’t they just play it.in Tampa and do the second meeting in New Orleans? What’s the big deal ?

  15. Dapostman Says:

    The climate has been changing since the Ice Age…………….

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    If you recall last year during Hard Knocks a tropical storm hit Tampa overnight… remember how devastating that was?



    There’s literally NO chance of the game being impacted by this. No issue with Joe mentioning it, but even the most aggressive computer model only has 35 mph winds at landfall, that isn’t even a tropical storm.

  17. Rod Munch Says:

    unbelievable – I’m a weather nerd, I’ll admit it, and I’ll say the only difference with the weather is that now we have a politicized national hurricane center that seemingly gets paid by the number of named storms. They give everything a name regardless of if they have the data to back it up or not. The number of storms is not increasing, the only increase is in the number of NAMED storms. If you want to take the best possible view of the NHC then you’d say they have access to dramatically more information than ever before, so storms that would have never had been named in the pass now get one. However the average lifespan of tropical systems has dramatically fallen. Why is that? Well because these storms that spin up and then dissipate over the course of say 8-12 hours, storms that never would have gotten a name, now get a name, and then a few hours later they’re completely gone (example, the one that hit Tampa last year that did exactly zero damage and no one remembers, that storm got a name while in the past it would have been classified as a tropical depression, which doesn’t get a name). Anywho the climate has literally ALWAYS changed, it’s never not changed, and that is completely natural. The only climate change deniers are the ones that think we can stop this process by giving trillions of dollars (and many of our national rights) to the UN.

  18. SOEbuc Says:


  19. SOEbuc Says:


    1. Change to one of the many large college/pro stadiums in the region. (5-7 days prior).

    2. Swap venues. (3-4 days prior)

    ANY FANS WITH TICKETS THAT DID NOT ATTEND WILL BE REFUNDED IN FULL. Let these rules be known before fans purchase tickets.

    Ppl were pissed about not getting a bye last year and am willing to take these measures to still have one.

  20. SOEbuc Says:

    Some odd reason my posts arent’ posting lets see about this

  21. SOEbuc Says:


    It does. We’re not getting record breaking months for heat year after year for no reason or normal climate change. Those that think Global Warming is a hoax I’ll tell you ignorance is a stinky cologne.

  22. uckinator Says:

    Since the Earth has formed, our “green planet: has experienced 3 major ice ages and the subsequent warm ups. Ice ages that formed the great lakes. This has been followed by thousands of mini ice ages and warm ups. When you hear of the terrifying shout that we have global warming ….. Remember ! It’s always been this way since the beginning. Thus the leftist scream of man made global warming is just a bunch of hooie. To them, control over you is everything. Will you submit to them ? They are not that smart. ..And don’t give statistics for late last 200 years. That’s just is blink of the eye in Earth’s life.

  23. jmarkbuc Says:

    If it were actually necessary, assuming the weather is good in Tampa play it here, if not play it in the ATL.. on Sunday. Right in the heart of the NFC South…Almost an equal drive from NO and Tampa

    Falcons play on Thursday…

  24. Wright Says:

    Rod, the National Hurricane Center names storms that deserve to be named based on science, not because they “need to get a quota.” If you don’t believe me, suit yourself. I’m a meteorologist who works with the National Weather Service and we hear all the reasons for why they (NHC) name a system in our daily 1pm briefing with them. There is a plethora of information that goes into determining if a storm will be named. It’s alot more than just looking at a satellite image and saying “that’s a named storm.”

  25. @SarasotaJay Says:

    New timeline says hitting NOLA as a minor hurricane on Wednesday. We are good