This one's sitting out in the Caribbean. Hermine went from a low-pressure system of a few clouds to a TS in around 40 hours. The GOM is HOT right now and anything that can shoot the gap between the Yucatan and Cuba is going to hit the perfect incubator for a major hurricane. Had Hermine had another 12-18 hours out over the GOM, she would have come ashore as a Cat 1 or weak Cat 2. It blew up so fast that I didn't check HardCoreWeather.com for a day and when I did it was because I saw the tracks on the Weather Channel. Amazing how fast she developed. This from the third floor of the LBJ Student Center of the campus formerly known as SWTSU, now Texas State. I tried a few shots, but couldn't get the lightening that was flying through it. Needless to say we got a bit of wind and rain when it passed overhead. Anyway, here's the next probable storm. I'll worry about Igor when he crosses into the Gulf Stream.