Thursday, September 11, 2008


Here Comes Ike!

Hurricane Ike moved to within about 400 miles of the Texas coast (Galveston area) during the day. It turned slightly northward and now is predicted to make landfall on Galveston Island. This will also bring it directly through the city of Houston. It is still a Category 2 storm; but, expected to intensify prior to making landfall. Being more than 500 miles across means a lot of rainfall for the area. Locally, winds are expected to pick up around sunrise in the morning (Friday), and increase throughout the day. Forecasts are for Ike to make landfall very early Saturday morning. A couple of excellent hurricane monitoring and tracking websites can be found here and here. Stay tuned...

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