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Gustav Looks at Northern Caribbean - Keep the shutters up

Discussion in 'Storm Watch' started by DandyDon, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Looks like she's following in Fay's wake sorta...
     

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  2. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Good news for northern Caribbean to Florida: I-94 has shifted aim to the Windward islands and the heart of the sea, currently at 35 mi/hr - 4 mi/hr short of Tropical Storm if she develops....

     

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  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Oops, it veered back northerly and upgraded to Tropical Depression. Could still wander anywhere west but expected to build into T-Storm and continue north..
     

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  4. psldivebum

    psldivebum Angel Fish

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    I just hope that it is not a repeat of the '04-'05 season.....God help us
     
  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Now known as Tropical Storm Gustav with expectations to make Cat-1 status with possible landings at a variety of destinations....
     

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  6. TwoBitTxn

    TwoBitTxn Instructor, Scuba

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    I'm seeing reports calling this one to develop into a major. Forcast paths are putting it between Mobile and Galveston. Another Katrina? I hope not.
     
  7. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yep, now Hurricane Gustav with projections of soon being Cat-3 as it powers up over warm Caribbean waters. Looking at Jamaica tomorrow, Cozumel this weekend, then the Gulf coast maybe next week. Fill up your gas tanks as prices could jump when they shut down the Gulf rigs...
     

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  8. lamont

    lamont Photographer

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    current predictions are of a category 3 hurricane wandering around in the gulf of mexico. sounds like its going to make life interesting for someone...

    there is a bit of wind shear in the gulf of mexico, but i haven't re-found where the wind shear forecasts are to get an idea of what it'll look like ~5 days out...
     
  9. lamont

    lamont Photographer

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    The wunderblog discussion here:

    Wunder Blog : Weather Underground

    Points out that the tracks aren't really known well, might hit the yucutan, yucutan channel or cuba... but if it heads through the yucutan channel there's a loop current eddy from july that it could pick up a lot of intensity from. That could spin it up into a category 5
     
  10. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    His discussion on that page is fascinating. Interesting that the Texas Gulf could not only harbor an eddy from July but even a remnant from April - attached. He noted that the hills of Haiti had weaken Gustav, but you're right - if he finds that eddy, he could energize. Hehe, his prediction discussion is almost humorous - emphasis mine...
     

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