Monday, September 8, 2008

Hurricane Ike; Beginning Work Week Forecast

This is the latest infrared view of Ike. Ike has made landfall in Cuba this morning and the image shows it. Ike's current winds are at 105 mph (Cat. 2) and is forecasted to continue weakening as it stays over the Cuban lands. The most recent radar motion shows Ike moving westward instead of NW. If Ike continues to do this, he will be over the Caribbean waters where no one thought he'd go. That scenario is still unlikely, but the more he moves westward, the more likely it becomes.
These are the current spaghetti charts (all models put into one map) and it shows most of them going towards the LA/TX coast. I'm not really buying into that scenario just yet due to a trough that should sweep Ike back to the N/NW. But the latest model runs on that trough has shown that same trough weakening quite a bit and that would allow Ike to go into western LA and eastern TX. I'll continue to follow Ike through the day today at school and will give an afternoon update when I get home.

* There's some light, patchy fog out in the lower valleys of Middle TN and Southern Central KY today, but most of that should be gone by the 8-9 a.m. o'clock time frame. Rain chances this week are slim to none with 40% begin the highest chance and that comes tomorrow with a front that will lower our temperatures as well. Later on tonight we could see some showers/t'showers form ahead of the front, but as the front actually makes it way through us tomorrow, T'storms will be in the mix then. Severe weather isn't anticipated, but with any t'storm lightning will be included so keep that in mind.

Nashville: low 90's
Clarksville: upper 80's
Cookeville: upper 80's to low 90's
Columbia: low 90's
Manchester: low 90's

No comments: