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Hurricane Gustav

Hurricane GustavPosition: 18.5 N 73.3 W. [7 PM CDT]
Movement: Northwest [305°] near 7 mph.
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph.
Wind Gusts: 90 mph.
Hurricane Wind Radius: 15 miles.
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles.
Minimum central pressure: 992 mb.

It is 150 miles Southeast of Guantanamo, Cuba.

It lost some power over land.

5 comments

1 Steve Bates { 08.26.08 at 11:09 am }

Back when the late Jerry Falwell claimed to have prayed a hurricane away from his part of the coast, my housemates and I were sitting around imagining what his prayer must have sounded like. The consensus was something like, “Please, Dear Lord, let the hurricane visit its death, destruction and devastation on someone else…”

Far be it from me to follow Jerry Falwell in any significant matter, but I would certainly prefer it if Gustav did not come here.

2 Bryan { 08.26.08 at 11:52 am }

At this point it looks bad for Cozumel and Brownsville, but that is dependent on a ridge that is building in surviving for a week. The tracking has been more due West today.

It is a small, tight storm, so it can intensify quickly, but the area damaged should be small.

3 megan { 09.04.08 at 8:30 pm }

Hurricanes can intensify quickly and with finger snap force! The Carolinas are not affected through a major hurricane almost one decade since Hurricane Floyd came; New England is extremely overdue for an intense hurricane striking them. It would become surprising if Northeast United States and the Carolinas are avoided by severe hurricanes between now and 2031!

4 megan { 09.04.08 at 8:32 pm }

Sooner or later a major storm is gonna hit the Carolinas, Central Atlantic States, New England stronger than was Bob or Hugo or Carol, Donna or Diana.
Please look out-it’s not matters about if, but when.

5 Bryan { 09.04.08 at 10:20 pm }

Megan, Steve and I are both on the Gulf Coast and Gustav split the difference between us.

This could be the year for the Atlantic Coast, and Ike could be the storm.