Powerful storm raises fears from Cari...

Powerful storm raises fears from Caribbean to Gulf

There are 13 comments on the The Associated Press story from Sep 6, 2008, titled Powerful storm raises fears from Caribbean to Gulf . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Ike grew to fierce Category 4 strength Saturday as it roared on an uncertain path that forced millions from the Caribbean to Florida, and Louisiana to Mexico, to nervously wonder ...

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Joe

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Sep 7, 2008
This guy has been spot on for THREE days on Ike. NHC had it going to Florida. Kevin Martin had it going to Cuba. I'd listen to this Meteorologist.

Here's his latest.
Tropical Weather Service
Tropical-Scale-Discussion
Ontario, California
September 7, 2008 12:00am PDT
CURRENT - OFFICIAL
Tracking Map - http://www.owsweather.com/9708tsd.jpg

Ike is moving WSW and should begin to move West soon. Ike is a powerful Category four Hurricane and it could reach Category five status near the Turks into Cuba if projections continue. Current projections have not changed at all in the medium range which is good for when we plot the MOST PROBABLE landfall point when Ike is near Western Cuba.
At this time will not plot an exact landfall point due to many factors however Ike is going to be a Historical Hurricane in the Gulf Of Mexico and anyone along it should keep tuned to any forecasts they can from anywhere just to make sure you are taken care of.
OWS projections are taking Ike Across Cuba and into the Yucatan / Cuba Channel. This is near where Gustav went. What is in the medium range I am very confident in happening. I am confident Ike will stall somewhat in the Gulf Of Mexico. Why? Because two ridges of high pressure will be interacting with it. We stopped the track South of New Orleans on the last run.
We did not officially take the tracking map to any land spots until now. If Ike wants to follow this path, the two ridges will stall it on a loop current in which Ike will and can have power for a Category five type storm.
Like I said before, if we had a Category six Ike is the candidate for that type of storm. Ike then will be forced Westward towards the Texas Coastal zones.
This is a very large uncertainty but it is our preliminary and first mention of an official landfall point. Houston, TX.

More updates are sure to come from this.
Confidence in Ike hitting Cuba - High.
Confidence in Ike crossing the Yucatan / Cuba Channel - Medium - High.
Confidence in Ike stalling in the Gulf Of Mexico and rapidly gaining strength - Medium High.
Confidence exists on a medium level from FL Panhandle to TX Coastline. Right now am leaning West towards Houston, TX but in now way is this a final call and do not use it as such. It could very well happen and we are targeting this area right now as such.

K. MARTIN

Very juicy words. I've followed Kevin Martin and he is next to the best there is in Meteorology so take his word for it folks.
Eraser

Bandung, Indonesia

#2 Sep 7, 2008
The powerful storm is signs of doomsday. Destroy Gramedia. Storm will erase all populations.

“DON"T TOUCH MY JUNK !”

Since: Jun 08

Gulf Coast

#3 Sep 7, 2008
Eraser better worry about his own populations,along with India's.Both have a different storm...nuclear weapons.This in an unstable political ,religious,environment.

Our Hurricane will create the usual havoc.Not that its not serous.

Living on the Gulf coast,its the way it is.Often after all the BS,"its beyond anybodies control."

Better we worry about Venezuela,hosting the Russians in sea maneuvers in the Caribbean.

Meanwhile,all talk about the weather,but no one can do anything about it....."CHE SERA SERA "
Silver Dollar

Kent, WA

#5 Sep 7, 2008
They need to un-populate all those islands and make them off limits.

We can't keep evacuating them and bring them back, evacuate them and bring them back time and again. It is madness.

“Truth wins in the end”

Since: Sep 07

Child of the world

#6 Sep 7, 2008
Though Cuba did a brilliant job of evacuating people in the path of Gustav, there was not way to survive a storm of that magnitude without serious damage. The impact on the US would have been much greater had its passage over Cuba not weakened its structure. Now, it seems, that Cuba is going to be hit again my a major storm. Perhaps this is a good time to tone down the political rhetoric and engage with the Cubans on a humanitarian, people-to-people basis. It has been a long time since Cuba has been any threat to the US or Latin America in a political, let alone military sense. Storms like this should remind us that our common humanity and large context of nature.
Joe Again

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Sep 7, 2008
Nearing, Kevin Martin called Fay days before it. Before Tom.
http://www.owsweather.com/fay1.jpg

When NHC had it West of Orlando.
http://www.owsweather.com/nhcfay1.jpg

Kevin Martin is the best there is in Hurricane Forecasting. I follow it and prepare on his word.

Since: Feb 07

Juarez, Mexico

#8 Sep 7, 2008
Joe Again wrote:
Nearing, Kevin Martin called Fay days before it. Before Tom.
http://www.owsweather.com/fay1.jpg
When NHC had it West of Orlando.
http://www.owsweather.com/nhcfay1.jpg
Kevin Martin is the best there is in Hurricane Forecasting. I follow it and prepare on his word.
Don't understand Joe. I agree Kevin is good but what the hell do you have to prepare for living in Corona, Ca.?????
Down with Communism

El Paso, TX

#10 Sep 7, 2008
hopefully the hurricane will engulf cuba, and destroy all of it & all the castro communists
Joe Again

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Sep 8, 2008
Rich Brannon - Prepare my family.
Silver Dollar

Seattle, WA

#12 Sep 8, 2008
sesostrus wrote:
Though Cuba did a brilliant job of evacuating people in the path of Gustav, there was not way to survive a storm of that magnitude without serious damage. The impact on the US would have been much greater had its passage over Cuba not weakened its structure. Now, it seems, that Cuba is going to be hit again my a major storm. Perhaps this is a good time to tone down the political rhetoric and engage with the Cubans on a humanitarian, people-to-people basis. It has been a long time since Cuba has been any threat to the US or Latin America in a political, let alone military sense. Storms like this should remind us that our common humanity and large context of nature.
Perhaps it is time to liberate Cuba.
Just sending them daipers and cans of tuna are a short term solution.

Since: Feb 07

Juarez, Mexico

#13 Sep 8, 2008
Joe Again wrote:
Rich Brannon - Prepare my family.
Well, I am all for preparing the family but hurricains? How about earthquakes?? maybe a cattle stampede from NORCO?
Joe Again

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Sep 8, 2008
Rich - I have over 100 family members. 1/4 live along the Gulf.

Since: Feb 07

Juarez, Mexico

#15 Sep 9, 2008
Ok Joe, I understand. If they live in South West coast of Texas they do need to watch the weather.
You didn't like my 'stampede' joke. Only a few would get that one. I thought it was funny. Here in Juarez we/they have already started to collect donations for where ever Ike hits. Yes people, the Mexicans do try to help out. We sent too large truck loads of water and blankets to New Orleans after Hanna. 3-4 18 wheelers of stuff to Katrina victims. They do what they can here.

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