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An Eye on the Tropics: Hurricane Gustav – 31-AUG-2008 10:30 AM

Mandatory evacuations have begun for New Orleans.

Hurricane Gustav

Updated: 7 a.m. CDT

Location: 24.7 N, 85.5 W

Moving: NW at 16 mph

Wind: 120 mph

Pressure: 958 mb (28.29 in)

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An Eye on the Tropics: Hurricane Gustav – 30-AUG-2008 8:00 PM

Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Gustav update

Saturday, August 30, 2008 – 8:00 PM

Hurricane Gustav is an extremely dangerous category 4 storm. Winds are 150 mph – moving Northwest at near 15 mph – located 65 miles west southwest of Havana, Cuba. Estimated central pressure is 941 mb or 27.79 inches.

Once it moves past Cuba late tonight, Gustav could strengthen into a category 5 hurricane.

Gustav is expected to make U.S. landfall along the Louisiana coast possibly as a category 4. There is a high pressure area that may deflect Gustav on a more westerly course which would increase the impact on Texas.

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An Eye on the Tropics: Hurricane Gustav – 30-AUG-2008 9:00 AM

Hurricane Gustav Continues to Strengthen

Hurricane Gustav has strengthened to a major Category 3 storm. Winds are now at 120 mph and is still gaining strength. Gustav is responsible for 71 deaths in the Caribbean. After crossing western Cuba, Gustav will move into the Gulf of Mexico and most models have the storm eventually reaching U.S. landfall in the Louisiana or Texas area.

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An Eye on the Tropics: T.S. / Hurricane Gustav – 29-AUG-2008 7:00 AM

Gustav will be trouble next week.

As the storm exits Jamaica tomorrow and enters the waters of the Caribbean, Gustav will strengthen into a category 1 hurricane. By Sunday, Gustav is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico as a category 3 and at some point could strengthen into a category 4 hurricane.

Though the future path is uncertain with the unpredictability of tropical cyclones, most computer models agree that Gustav will come ashore the middle of next week somewhere around Louisiana. This could be disastrous for an area that still hasn’t recovered from Hurricane Katrina 3 years ago.

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An Eye on the Tropics: T.S. / Hurricane Gustav – 28-AUG-2008 8:00 AM

Good news for Florida – Bad news for the Louisiana / Texas coast.

Tropical Storm Gustav has turned to the west and Florida is now out of the ‘cone of uncertainty.’ The bad news is Gustav is expected to strengthen back to hurricane force as early as today and after it passes the western tip of Cuba will encounter nothing but open warm water while it treks through the Gulf of Mexico.

Gustav stalled yesterday over Haiti dumping more than 12 inches of rain. There have been 23 reported deaths in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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An Eye on the Tropics: Hurricane Gustav – 27-AUG-2008 8:00 AM

Last night, Hurricane Gustav weakened to a Tropical Storm as it trekked across Haiti. It is expected to strengthen once it leaves the island returning to hurricane strength sometime in the next 24 – 36 hours.

Long range computer models forecast this storm will head into the Gulf of Mexico heading towards the Louisiana coast as a category 3 hurricane (winds between 111 – 130 mph). Of course, these storms are very unpredictable and much can happen over the next few days.

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