Hurricane Gustav will get Nasty

August 26, 2008 at 6:28 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tropical Storm Gustav first formed Monday afternoon in the Caribbean Sea.  But it quickly intensified and became a hurricane by the next morning.  Today, it moved across southwestern Haiti with winds of 75 to 90 mph.   It is now expected to pass south of Cuba, continuing to intensify, before entering the Gulf of Mexico over the coming weekend.

The local Fort Worth office of the National Weather Service provided the following image showing the expected future track of Hurricane Gustav.

 

The forecast calls for winds of 120 mph, a Category 3 Hurricane, by Sunday.  After that, it looks like we could see a landfall on the Gulf coast, maybe between Galveston and New Orleans on Labor Day.  By the way, this Friday is the third anniversary of the arrival of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.  They are definitely not looking forward to a visit by Gustav.

Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock

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