Straight line on that run sends you through the oil
? I would not want to dodge them at night. Or during the day, for that matter. Making a dogleg to the east over to Big Bend leaves you only with anchored barges and a few Air Force towers to dodge, and you can even anchor
yourself at night. I like the eastern run; there are just two of us, and we like our sleep.
Make that a front every 5-6 days this time of year. The one yesterday damned near drowned my car enroute from Tallahassee to Carrabelle
. They often have cells in them with 100 mph winds; you do not want to be caught in that.
To get a detailed look at the weather
for this run, get Weathertap.com. It shows you the individual "microburst" cells, with their wind
velocity, path, and tendency to become tornadoes/water spouts. Also get Windy, which has been recommended on this forum before.