(Weather Guru)
Fri Sep 12 2008 04:44 AM
Re: Huge Hurricane Ike in Gulf, Hurricane Warnings Issued

I basically agree with you, but I see the outer ring as the main player. Inside this outer ring there are only tropical storm force winds and no wind maximum associated with the rests of the old, tight inner core.
I wouldn´t see such a rapid intensification process, but the pressure drop in the last two hours is frightening: 957,5 to 950,7 hPa (I use the HDOB-data here!).

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