Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hurricane Ike as of this morning

As you can guess we have been keeping our eyes on "Ike" all week. David had a meeting with the city officials late yesterday afternoon and also sit in on a conference call at 10:30pm last night with NWS. Final decisions are still pending... which means more meetings today... but I just looked online and here is the latest projection from the National Hurricane Center posted by the National Weather Service:
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This graphic shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane warning (red), hurricane watch (pink), tropical storm warning (blue) and tropical storm watch (yellow). The orange circle indicates the current position of the center of the tropical cyclone. The black line and dots show the National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast track of the center at the times indicated. The dot indicating the forecast center location will be black if the cyclone is forecast to be tropical and will be white with a black outline if the cyclone is forecast to be extratropical. If only an L is displayed, then the system is forecast to be a remnant low. The letter inside the dot indicates the NHC's forecast intensity for that time.
I'm really hoping NOT to have to leave again... but if we have to we will. I'll try and do better at keeping everyone posted but when there is a lot to do to get ready the blog gets pushed back to the back burner. I figure close family and friends who are really concerned will call us to find out more. ;)
~bonnie

1 comment:

Pat (Riker) said...

I'm not family or a friend that actually "knows" you (only from the blog) but I was quite worried when you posted you were probably evacuating and then we heard nothing further. IF you have to go away again and you get where there is a computer, can you jump online quickly and let us know you and the kids are okay????