There was a lovely scene on the beachfront during my drive in this morning. What the fishermen call the “green water” was in, so much nicer than our standard summer cafe latte color. There wasn’t much wind, so the water was flat, except for a nice little regular wave of a a foot or two. That was Alberto’s doing, his calling card from many hundreds of miles away. Today Alberto’s headed toward the west coast of Florida with some weak tropical storm-force winds and the potential for a lot of rain. It’s the first storm of the season so it’s been accompanied by the requisite hype, but our forecasters have been saying since last week that this would be a non-issue for us. “Our” forecasters? Did you know that UTMB subscribes to a weather service? It’s a tool we’ve been using for several years, from a company that cut its teeth serving the oil and aviation industries. The forecasts are very detailed and very much matter-of-fact. They started talking about Alberto last week, when it was just a clump of thunderstorms down by the Yucatan. We’ll have this tool available to us again this year, and as we have in the past, we’ll use it to keep you up to date.