By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog

TAMPA — If this past week in the Tampa Bay area is any indication, attendees of the 2012 Republican National Convention should prepare themselves for a week of proposed reforms, party platforms — and tropical storms.

He said it’s impossible to predict if the ‘Big One’ will be headed Tampa’s way during the RNC in late August, but convention-goers should remain cautious in the face of storm season.“There is no way to forecast the presence of a tropical cyclone in the Gulf, or any other part of the Atlantic basin, this far in advance,” said Dennis Feltgen, communications officer for the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

“It all depends upon the weather systems present at the time, as a tropical cyclone is steered by the weather pattern that surrounds it,” he told Florida Watchdog.

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