Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Gustav Watch

For better or for worse, I stop by the local soccer message board occassionally to see the latest news and gossip on local soccer club and high school teams. A lot of the chatter is juvenile and can be safely ignored. Occassionally there are genuine pieces of semi-factual information. And then every once in a while, you are reminded of where you live.

Yesterday, a post appeared about Hurricane Gustav. And yes, I first found out about this storm on a soccer message board site. At this point, I am now checking NOAA's National Hurricane Center Website every couple of hours because Gustav looks big and it looks like it is coming to South Louisiana.



I mention "semi-factual" above because the message board called Gustav a Category 4 or 5 hurricane. It is currently only a Category 1. However, after it passes over land, the latest forecast discussion noted:
THEREAFTER...GUSTAV IS EXPECTED TO BE OVER
WARM WATERS AND IN A LOW SHEAR ENVIRONMENT...
WHICH FAVORS STRENGTHENING


1 comment:

retired said...

wunderground has a great tropical site as well