Where is Hurricane Ike going?
Update: A Texas landfall as a major hurricane now looks likely.
Noticing a theme on the blog lately? The storms are just lined up this summer. As of September 4, Ike is a very strong category 4 hurricane with winds of 145mph. Here is the current tracking map, with intensity, from Weather Underground:
There is still a lot of margin of error on the long term track of this storm. The southern most track potentially gives us a Gulf of Mexico storm, and the northern most track offers the possibility of Ike recurving out to sea. Pretty much any path looks grim for the Bahamas though, and if you are on Florida’s east coast then you need to be paying close attention. Here are the latest model runs:
As always, the best place to go for information on any storm is the National Hurricane Center.