Gustav Flooding & An Active Atlantic...

Gustav continues to weaken, now that it is over land.  However, it still remains quite organized and has a ton of moisture.  That being said, the remnants of Gustav will continue to provide a flood threat for far southeastern Oklahoma, eastern Texas, southern Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana.  Below is the official forecast track through the next 5 days ( first graphic), and the 5 day rain potential ( second graphic ):

Notice the huge bullseye of 10 to 20 inches of rain through the Mississippi Valley states.  Plus, another rain bullseye over the Southeast US and the Mid-Atlantic states.  That will be associated with Hanna.  Check out Hanna below:

Satellite Imagery:

The storm looks pretty good, considering it has had to deal with strong shear on the northern side.  The environment will gradually become more favorable for intensification later this week.  The problem ?  It will likely threaten the Southeast Coast by late week.

Official Forecast Track:

A lot of uncertainty still exists with the evolution of Hanna.  However given how it has favored today in less than ideal conditions, this looks like it will be one to watch.

Speaking of one to watch, Ike has formed in the Eastern Atlantic.

Satellite Imagery: 

Official Forecast Track:

Ike already looks impressive, and it looks like it will continue on its westward course for the next several days.  It too looks like it will get stronger, and could threaten the Bahamas as early as next weekend.  This is the traditional peak of the hurricane season, and it is true to form.

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe


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  • by Josh Location: Monument on Sep 7, 2008 at 10:38 AM
    Hey Brian, I was wondering if you know anything about this winter yet? It has been getting cooler around here and i think we will have are classic snow on or before Halloween.. But i found this website with this guy Theo that talked about the up coming months. what do you think... by what he says it looks like we are in for a tough winter... here is the link,258244 thanks.
  • by Brian Location: Weather Center on Sep 1, 2008 at 08:35 PM
    It should be noted, that some of our more reliable comptuer models are forecasting Hanna to be a major hurricane ( sustained winds of 111mph to 131mph ), when it makes landfall between Savannah and Charleston. Those same models make Ike a powerful category 5 hurricane ( sustained winds of 156mph ) in the eastern Bahamas by late next weekend. Either way, the tropics are going to stay active and will remain a big news and weather item.
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