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Tropical Storm Hanna

Tropical Storm HannaPosition: 22.9 N 67.8 W. [10 PM CDT]
Movement: North-Northwest [300°] near 8 mph.
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph.
Wind Gusts: 65 mph.
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 145 miles.
Minimum central pressure: 1000 mb.

It is about 230 miles East-Southeast of Grand Turk island.

About half of the models have Hanna doing pirouettes in a couple of days. It is wobbling from a lack of a consistent steering mechanism,

August 30, 2008   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Hanna

Obersturmfury Gustav – Category 4

Hurricane GustavPosition: 23.1 N 83.8 W. [10 PM CDT]
Movement: Northwest [320°] near 15 mph.
Maximum sustained winds: 140 mph.
Wind Gusts: 170 mph.
Hurricane Wind Radius: 70 miles.
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles.
Minimum central pressure: 948 mb.

It is over the Gulf about 530 miles Southeast of the Gulf Coast.

Gustav is Category 4, and isn’t apt to lose it’s major status until after landfall in the US.

at 500 PM EDT…2100 UTC…a Hurricane Watch is issued for the
northern Gulf Coast from east of High Island Texas eastward to the
Alabama-Florida border…including the city of New Orleans and Lake
Pontchartrain. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions
are possible within the watch area…generally within 36 hours.

At 500 PM EDT…a tropical storm watch is issued along the Panhandle
coast of Florida from east of the Alabama-Florida border eastward
to the Ochlockonee River. A tropical storm watch means that
tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch
area…generally within 36 hours.

August 30, 2008   8 Comments