Thursday, 4 September 2008

Hurricane update - 4 September

Tropical storm Hanna is now approaching the southeastern USA and could gain hurricane strength before reaching the Carolinas. Hurricane local statements are in force for Melbourne and Jacksonville FL, and Wilmington NC.

A hurricane watch, meaning that hurricane conditions are possible within the next 36 hours, is in force from Surf City NC to Edisto Beach SC.

A tropical storm watch, which means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the next 36 hours, is in force from Edisto Beach SC to Altamaha Sound GA.

Hurricane Ike is in mid Atlantic, roaring along with winds of 145 mph. There is too much uncertainty in the forecast to say where, if at all, Ike will make landfall.

Tropical storm Josephine is moving away from the African coast and looks like holding her own, with winds of 60 mph.

Don't forget that we are slowly moving towards autumn and winter. I am mentioning that, because the Southern Indian Ocean is showing an attempt at hatching a tropical disturbance this morning. Atmospheric conditions are way too hostile yet. When winter descends on the northern hemisphere, the southern hemisphere will have its own tropical cyclone season, starting in November and lasting until the end of April.

Finally, the island of La Reunion is battered by a high swell. I checked their tropical cyclone website for info on the above disturbance, and found a warning for swells of 3.5 to 7 metres (12 to 23 feet).


  1. Our local weather reports we have torrential rains & winds this weekend from Hanna.  Depending how far east she is will determine the amount of rain & wind speed.  OTH, they are always wrong.

  2. And here in the great Pacific Northwest we're being told to expect temps in the 80's by the weekend. This is actually pretty typical weather for September in this area. I can remember wearing my new skirts & sweaters the first month of high school and it would be so warm...but I had to wear those new outfits. Linda in WA

  3. Prayers as usual for all in there path .Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand

  4. dear Guido,
    hey how are you?