is looking more and more like a direct hit for Cape Cod. The Weather Channel won't shut up about it. It's Cat 4 and moving too fast and arcing too far west to effectively "turn" at this point. I've never wished harder for a midwest cold front to race to New England. Some weather guy on TWC called it the tackler and Earl the ball carrier. "really want this system to force Earl out of bounds." Yeah, me too. This is all shaping up to be quite an event for this Labor Day weekend. It's arguably the Cape's biggest tourist draw. Countless weddings are planned, community events, golf tournaments, hell, I'll say it: Fantasy football drafts! All in peril. Anyhow, I forget where I saw it, but state officials are recommending that Cape residents to "stay put" at this point. Odd. I wonder if that will be the case through today and tomorrow as it closes in. There ARE only two bridges off this island. Worse, imagine if it maintains Cat 3 or 4 strength and makes a direct hit on Long Island, where 6 million people reside (if you include Brooklyn and Queens)? Can anyone verify the rumor I heard that NYC and the Island locks down all bridges and tunnels if sustained winds get over 50 mph? If so? Wow. Chaos.