Quote: Yeah, it's lighting up in the last satellite frame, sniffing that warm water, and the pressure dropped, and the models are all over the map as to where it's going, but shifting to the east.
If memory serves, they said it would take 5 days to prepare for a hurricane in the runaway BP oil well. Getting pretty close to decision time. We may be about to see the effect of not pumping millions of gallons of dispersant into the oil, which they've been doing non-stop from day one.
The time to prepare is, unfortunately, now. Even if the current forecast doesn't move a mile further east (which, I believe, it will have to), the storm will still cause upwelling in the area of the oil slick. If the storm stays over the Gulf longer and strengthens more than the current forecast calls for... it's going to be a very messy situation.
Eloise (1975) - Elena and several other near misses (1985) - Erin & Opal (1995) - Ivan (2004)
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