An Eye on the Tropics: Tropical Storm Hanna – 31-AUG-2008 10:30 AM

Computer Models have changed drastically in the last 24 hours. Experts are not certain if the high pressure ridge that is over the Eastern United States will weaken allowing Hanna to turn north over the next few days.

Sunday, August 31, 2008 – 8:00 AM EDT advisory from AccuWeather


Tropical Storm Hanna was located near 23.2 north, 68.5 west, or 155 miles east-northeast of Grand Turk Island. Hanna is moving to the west-northwest at 8 mph with maximum-sustained winds estimated near 60 mph.

Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 200 miles. The estimated central pressure in Hanna is 999 millibars, or 29.50 inches.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Turks and Caicos.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for the southeastern Bahamas.

Hanna continues to interact with an upper-level low to the west. The interaction should prevent Hanna from intensifying through Monday. While rapid strengthening is unlikely, Hanna could reach hurricane strength by Tuesday as it moves slowly to the west.

Tropical Storm Hanna Spaghetti Model 1

Tropical Storm Hanna Spaghetti Model 1

Tropical Storm Hanna Spaghetti Model 2

Tropical Storm Hanna Spaghetti Model 3

Tropical Storm Hanna Spaghetti Model 4

Tropical Storm Hanna Spaghetti Model 4

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5 responses to “An Eye on the Tropics: Tropical Storm Hanna – 31-AUG-2008 10:30 AM

  1. OMG – if this continues west, it doesn’t look good for southeast Florida. If it heads south and west then it could get caught up in the Gulf and that will not be good for the Gulf States.

    I really appreciate these maps. I know, I don’t live in hurricane alley but Pennsylvania has been hit by hurricanes and it wasn’t a good experience.

  2. I found this site to be satisfying. Answering my questions in a visual manager, I apprecieate the glimpse into the possibilities, Thank you

  3. Cats,
    The models really don’t have a clear idea yet, but it does seem like South Carolina is the most likely target now. The Gulf route would be horrifying right after Gustav.
    I guess we’re all sitting and waiting for this storm to make up its mind.

    Hannah,
    thank you for your feedback. I appreciate it.

  4. JennyferFlChick

    Well. I live in Florida and we are not worried about hannah, YET. The thing is our West coast of Florida got lots and lots and lots of rain from Fay. Brevard County Florida is still flooded. Hannah would severely hurt Brevard County Florida if it hit. There was millions of dollars in damage. A hurricane would be bad news. I live in the middle of the state safest place to be. In 2004, we had 4 hurricanes here and my mom lost the front part of her roof to hurricane Charley. I do not wish hurricanes or tropical storms on anyone.

  5. Patty Carmody

    We are planning to drive from Philadelphia to Avon, North Carolina- the outer banks – this Tuesday a.m. My sister’s family is vacationing there, and we planned to stay with them through Sunday (9/7/08). I realize it is too early to predict what may happen with Hannah yet, but I would appreciate any information you could provide until our planned departure on Tuesday, 9/2/08.
    Thanks!