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Hurricane Gustav

Published on August 26, 2008 6:56 AM | Comments

TD 7 quickly went from a tropical depression, to a tropical storm, to Hurricane Gustav. It is on track at the moment to skirt along in the Caribbean off the south shore of Cuba before eventually making it into the Gulf of Mexico. Cuba and Haiti are already swamped from Fay, and Jamaica and some of the Cayman Islands could also see weather from this system. Overall not a great situation.

The other system on the NHC radar is also looking a bit more favorable for development this morning:

A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE...CENTERED ABOUT 550 MILES EAST- NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...IS PRODUCING DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY BECOME MORE FAVORABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AT IT MOVES SLOWLY NORTHWESTWARD.

Looks like a busy week in the Caribbean.



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