Thank God for That!

Watching Matt Zaffino (who generally seems like a top-notch weatherman) talk about Hurricane Emily last night on KGW, I was struck by the number of times he stressed how lucky it was that the storm was apparently going to miss Texas. I know most US maps stop south of Brownsville, but don’t people care that even if it missed precious American soil that it’s still got to make landfall somewhere, namely the northern Mexico coast?