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By: CybrTeddy, 1:37 PM GMT on September 01, 2008
Has weakened to a Category 2 storm, maximum sustained winds are about 110 MPH with higher gusts. There isn't much of a difference between a 110 MPH Category 2 and a 115 MPH Category 3, believe be, Ive been in Hurricane Isabel, Category 2's suck. Landfall appears to be occuring shortly in Louisiana, we can only hope that the Levee's in new Orleans will hold. Gustav will carry heavy rains into Texas even after the finial advisory is written some time tomorrow.
Tropical Storm Hanna
Tropical Storm Hanna is strengthening, Maximum Sustained winds are right now 50 MPH (Will be 60 MPH at the 11 AM advisory with a pressure of 994 MB) Right now Hanna has some very cold cloud tops, about -80 Degrees C. The Forecast track has Hanna heading into Georgia/South Carolina border as a Category 1 Hurricane, although a Category 2 isn't out of the question.
Tropical Depression 9
Invest 97L has been upgraded to Tropical Depression 9, although not on the NHC Site, it will be. Data from the Navy and the National Hurricane center model site show that they have upgraded the system to Tropical Depression 9. Right now I will only speculate on how strong TD 9 might get, I say to maybe a Hurricane and could be a Lesser Antilles Threat.
Disturbance Invest 99L
A Large area of low pressure emerged off the coast of Africa last night, and already has a closed circulation, convection is strong and in an Organized Pattern. The NHC gives it a Medium (20-50%) of Development, although I do believe at 2 PM they will raise it to "High" Chance of development. This will likely be Tropical Depression 10 and then on Tropical Storm Josephine.
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