The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15



Friday, August 29, 2008

Tropical Update by Dewdrop

SKY WATCH FRIDAY POST IS BELOW...


I just wanted to post an update on the tropical activity currently underway...

Tropical Storm Gustav took a beating over the mountainous terrain of Jamaica, losing some of his structure and strength, but has quickly started to build back appearances and dropped in pressure since the previous advisory as he has started to emerge off the shores there. The expectation is that Tropical Storm Gustav will quickly be upgraded to a hurricane and continue to move over warm waters headed toward the open and very ripe Gulf of Mexico, where he will most likely ramp up to a major hurricane. Warnings are being taken quite seriously all along the Gulf, and evacuations begin today in an effort to get as many residents to safety ahead of time as possible. The current trajectory places a strong Hurricane Gustav in western Louisiana around Tuesday/Wednesday. New Orleans falls well within the cone of possibility though, and the northeast quadrant of a major hurricane would mean dangerous storm surge, torrential rain, powerful wind and possibly tornadoes. ALL INTERESTS ALONG THE GULF SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR GUSTAV!!!!
We also have Tropical Storm Hanna, starting to get her act together once again after losing some of her structure and presentation overnight, due to some shear interference from a nearby upper low. If the low subsides, she is likely to gain hurricane strength over the next couple of days as she remains vigilant on her course. One interesting thing is that the models are taking her to the southwest on her approach... which would bring her into the Bahamas area. Could Hanna miss the eastern side Floridian peninsula and emerge in the Gulf?

3:15PM Update:Happy Friday!!!
~Dewdrop

6 comments:

  1. Interesting days ahead.

    Good reporting,
    Troy

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  2. I thought I would spend a few minutes and hit a few sky watch posts. I started with yours. But yours cannot be done quickly. There is too much to learn.
    Great job.

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  3. I've emailed a link to your blog to a lot of people! I think you nailed it! We just had a terrible rain storm system hit here in OKC! Blahhh....I'll keep watching and reading your updates!!

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  4. Great post - fun to watch storms! Anticipation. . . nerves. . . wondering. . . all part of the adventure.

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  5. Thanks, Justin.

    You're not kidding Troy. This is turning out to be quite an interesting year!

    Linda, Sorry to slow you down, but glad you enjoy the info. I am happy to share what I know.

    Kelly, wow! Thanks for sharing. I appreciate that, and I am glad to offer updates.

    Farm chik whose not too happy about it... It is an awesome adventure. I should have chased this one, speaking of adventures.

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