04:46 PM EDT - 30 September 2000
Hurricane Keith has developed an Eye and is looking very impressive on the satellite. It has strengthened to a category 2 hurricane with 100MPH winds. It is projected to clip the NE tip of the Yucatan moving North Northwest as a Category 3 storm.
Keith's movement is still almost non-existant. Belize still has Hurricane Warnings up, and the Yucatan as well. Trends still suggest that it will wind up in the Gulf and eventually affect land between Lousiana and the Western coast of Florida. Keith has the potential to be one of the few "event" storms, so all eyes need to be on it anywhere in the Northwest Caribbean and Gulf. To be painfully redundant, it still isn't moving and until a trend is spotted it is all speculation. This may take a few days, so we'll be watching it very very closely.
Joyce is still a very weak tropical storm and may have trouble surviving into the Caribbean. Its weakened state has allowed it to slide westward and into the Caribbean. I'm not sure it will ever restregthen, but it will need to be watched. Isaac's nearing the end of its life as a tropical system, and will soon be an extratropical one.
More thoughts to come on this as time goes by...
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