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

Monday, November 09, 2009

What's Ida going to do???

Yes, the now Hurricane Ida is bearing down on the US Gulf Coast, losing intensity as she makes her way toward us. She has lost some of her beautiful (yes, I am weird) structure. She has lost a tremendous amount of symmetry and intensity over this morning. Hurricane Ida reached category 2 strength yesterday, and as she has journeyed northward into an area of cooler waters and a more hostile environment for such tropical activity, we see her losing structure and strength. As of this morning's most recent advisory, Hurricane Ida is a category 1 hurricane, with her sites set on the Pensacola/Mobile area for a full impact tonight.With Ida rapidly losing intensity, the big issue is less where she'll hit directly, but how much rain she carries with her, and her interaction and absorption with the front now making its way across the US. The eastern US will most likely all be impacted in some way by the now Hurricane Ida. Granted, I don't think it will be nearly as dramatic as TWC is making it out to be. Given the timing, it doesn't look like I will be chasing this November hurricane. If only it was moving in this weekend...

Have a great day!


  1. Dewdrop,
    We are planning on taking a Bahamas cruise out of Pt. Canaveral Thursday afternoon. Local weather stations down the east coast of FL and Nassau are calling for a decent weekend but many of the spaghetti models show IDA moving back south once it crosses FL. Will there be any imapact on our cruise? Thx, Chad

  2. Really, Chad, this thing could do anything. The models tend to have an air of spaghetti-ness. My thoughts are that, it will be absorbed into the frontal boundary and kicked back down south, but timing. YOu might bring a poncho, just in case. Hope your cruise is a joy anyhow.


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