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TROPICAL STORM GUSTAV DISCUSSION NUMBER 16

Published on August 28, 2008 6:11 PM | Comments

Gustav could become a major hurricane:

...DUE TO THE VERY WARM WATERS SOUTH OF CUBA...COMBINED WITH ANTICYCLONIC FLOW ALOFT...IT IS POSSIBLE THAT GUSTAV COULD RAPIDLY INTENSIFY AT SOME POINT WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...ALTHOUGH THAT IS NOT EXPLICITLY SHOWN IN THE OFFICIAL FORECAST...

It appears from various news reports that Jamaica is having wind and rain but not getting hit too hard, and currently Gustav is only classified as a tropical storm. It has a long way to go and could lose more steam than expected traveling the length of Jamaica, but if it makes it to the other side a lot of warm water (fuel) will be waiting for it - and the Cayman Islands unfortunately look to be directly in line at the moment.



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