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September 1, 2008

Gustav ashore; tropics send more

NOAAHurricane Gustav was coming ashore in Louisiana this morning, a minimal but still deadly Category 3 storm with top sustained winds around 115 mph. Torrential rains and a dangerous storm surge were being felt all across the northern Gulf Coast.

Meanwhile, further east in the Atlantic, the tropics were boiling as Tropical Storm Hanna dawdled near the Bahamas, and at least two more disturbances appeared to be developing into tropical depressions that could eventually become threats. 

Here is the latest advisory on Gustav. Here is the storm track. andd Here is how he looked from space.

You can check surface conditions at various data buoys in the area. Click here. And, if they are still operating, you can visit many private weather stations in Louisiana by clicking here.

Hanna remained nearly stationary east of the Bahamas, waiting for steering winds and more favorable conditions for further strengthening and some sense of direction.

Here is Hanna's latest advisory. Here is her forecast storm track, such as it is. It does show her as a hurricane, headed for the mainland, by the week's end. And here is how she looks from orbit.

And finally, here is the rundown on two disturbances in the central and eastern Atlantic that could become Tropical storms Ike and Josephine.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 9:18 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Hurricanes
        

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OK Frank, time to gas up yet? Too bad we'll be at Va Tech next weekend for the rain.

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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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