HERE IS THE WEATHER UNDERGROUNDS INFORMATION ON THE TROPICS AS OF AUGUST 30, 2008
THEIR MAPS BELOW REMAIN CURRENT
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(As always, links here have no other connections to what is on this individual blog)
Update Sept. 1 2008 4:30pm EDT
Tropical Storm Ike is named. It appears to be healthy and rapidly developing. Currently also heading towards the East Coast of the US.
Gustav continuing into Louisiana. Tornadoes to be expected northeast of system as its momentum decreases. Heavy rain and tornadoes now primary threat.
Update Sept. 1 2008 1:30pm EDT
Hanna is now a Hurricane. Other tropical systems continue across the Atlantic.
Update Sept. 1 2008 9am CDT
Gustav’s eye-wall is beginning to near land 85 miles southwest of New Orleans 9am CDT. No significant damage reported in New Orleans. Now Gustav is a Cat. 2–110mph.
Many tornadoes detected on radar Northeast of New Orleans. The feeder bands they are occurring in may continue to move westward through time. Storm surge may yet peak near New Orleans. So far so good.
Tornado was reported in Gulfport MS around 6:00am
Three vessels are reported loose in canal along the Industrial Intercoastal Canal. There is concern for those damaging the levee.
UPDATE 7pm CDT Aug. 31 2008
Gustav now spinning up tornadoes in Southern Louisiana. Some parishes have a tornado warning now.
Gustav managing to show some signs of intensifying at this time. May hit the coast early tomorrow, unless it takes a westward bend, which could put it into Tuesday near Texas, and cause some prolonged intense effects along the Gulf coast.
Topical Storm Hanna may threaten the Southeast US as a hurricane later this week.
Update 1pm CDT Aug. 31 2008
Hurricane Gustav experienced enough disruption to knock it down to its current 120 Cat. 3 strength. It is still anticipated to gain some strength before landfall. Gustav remains a very dangerous storm, and may create serious flooding issues as it is anticipated to stall not far inland.
Update 7:35pm EDT Sat.
“Violent Waterspout” approaching a lower Florida Key. Tornado warning in effect.
Gustav about to exit Cuba. Florida. Tornado watch boxes may begin going up on the west overnight. Gustav continues at 150mph, a strong Category 4. Evacuations continuing across southern Louisiana.
At this time Gustav is declared a category 4 145mph, 10 mph off of a cat. 5, as it bears down on the Isle of Youth, may cross Cuba near del Rio.
Central-northern Gulf Region beginning evacuations this afternoon in Louisiana. Oil prices up as some offshore rigs are being evacuated.
Gustav may slow off of central Gulf of Mexico, producing prolonged surge and flooding event.
Meanwhile Tropical Storm Hanna moving west towards the US Southeast Coast.
Also, if you receive the Weather Channel, they will be covering these tropical systems extensively. You will hear of this situation often when watching.
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