Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tropical Storm Gustav; TN Forecast

As Gustav gets revving up in the Caribbean, a US landfall looks likely but the only thing we don't know what will happen yet, is the intensity and landfall of Gustav. We will more then likely have a better understanding once he passes the Yucatan and Cuba regions. I'm using the infrared sate little image, due to the fact that the visible satellite one doesn't show anything since the sun hasn't come up yet. I will however use the visible satellite one on this afternoon's Gustav update. Right now the landfall area looks to be southern LA with a NO landfall a major possibility. That's the last thing NO needs right now and New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin is not overlooking Gustav at all. Here's my prediction on Gustav. Please refer back to the NHC's track for the official forecast track and intensity map.

Landfall site (Cantore's Spot): Between New Orleans to Abbeville, LA

Maximum Intensity: 140 mph (Cat. 4)

Landfall Intensity: 120 mph (Cat. 3)

Landfall Time: Tuesday Mid-Morning (10-11 a.m.)

* There is some thick fog in places today all across Middle TN, but especially east of Nashville due to the amount of rain we had from Fay. Be careful going into work and school today as the fog won't dissipate til after the sun has worn it off...9 o'clock or so. Today looks to be a mostly sunny day with high's getting up into the low 90's again, but we do have a slight rain chance tomorrow which is at 40%. That's the highest rain chance we have in the 7 day forecast chart.

Nashville: low 90's
Clarksville: low 90's
Cookeville: upper 80's (isolated spots low 90's)
Columbia: low 90's
Manchester: low 90's

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