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Hurricane Gustav in the Carribean

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This storm sure spun up in a hurry, going from a Tropical Depression yesterday morning to a 90 mph hurricane today. The forecast track is particularly worrisome, as it has Gustav moving south of Cuba and entering into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. This would likely result in Gustav being a major hurricane when it hits the Gulf.

The 5 day forecast, as of August 26:

Yeah, that's not good.

This isn't good

The computer model plots are in fairly strong agreement this morning:

Click to embiggen

Pretty lines


Written by Scott

August 26, 2008 at 8:57 am

Posted in Weather

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  1. Great. Just great… Is it wrong to want it to hit one of the other 4 Gulf states instead? Am I bad person for wishing that Alabama, Mississippi, Lousiana, or Texas get this one? Because, frankly, I can’t handle another week of gray and rainy, Tallahassee-does-Seattle. It makes me want to play Russian Roulette while listening to Morissey.


    August 26, 2008 at 10:44 am

  2. You want it to gun for Houston, don’t you?


    August 26, 2008 at 10:45 am

  3. Also, your ‘click to embiggen’ link doesn’t seem to work cromulently.


    August 26, 2008 at 10:47 am

  4. Yep. Those weaklings don’t know how to handle a real storm.


    August 26, 2008 at 10:48 am

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