(Weather Guru)
Thu Sep 11 2008 04:36 AM
Re: Ike jogging back to the NW?


I really dont see IKE getting higher than a moderate Cat 3 with winds around 120-125mph. Reason is, its a Big Storm. Usually big storms like IKE cant consolidate their winds in combination with its pressure. Nonetheless, A Cat 3 is a serious issue, no one needs 120mph winds coming ashore!

Especially when those winds do spread out so far...as Ike comes ashore (on the currrent track) pretty much all of Houston and even some suburbs north of Houston will be getting sustained hurricane force winds.

They have updated this website finally to reflect more recent information...it now shows even the north side of houston to be getting sustained winds in the mid to upper 80 mph's. If the intensity goes up, then obviously so will that.

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