Sunday, September 17, 2006

Hurricane Gordon & Hurricane Helene: September 17, Update A

Hurricane Gordon:
He continues to be a very weak cat 1, but he has started moving to the
north at least although very slowly at 6mph. He'll be heading northeast
soon though, and I think he'll be a TS within the next 24 hours.

Hurricane Helene:
Helene did strengthen a bit since yesterday and is now a mid-level cat
1, with winds of 85mph (cat 1: 74-95mph). The system is moving towards
the northwest at 9mph. She's still in a low shear environment, the
water vapor situation is the same as yesterday, and she's over slightly
warmer waters. I expect her to continue to intensify, and maybe even be
a borderline cat1/cat 2 storm by tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow, I won't be sending out an update. If you are using
these blogs to figure out the date, it will be Sept. 18th tomorrow :)

These remarks are just what I think/see regarding tropical storms (my
storm blog). If you are making an evacuation decision, please heed your
local emergency management and the National Hurricane Center's official
forecast. This is not an official forecast.

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