It’s looking more and more like hurricane Ike will bypass the northern Gulf Coast and head for eventual U.S. landfall over the mid to southern Texas coast. The track on a westerly course will keep him inching along just north of due west into the end of the week. Justified hand wringing for residents down there will go on all week until Ike finally moves ashore, probably not as a major hurricane, but one that could be very close to that in strength.
For Virginians, as speculated on my previous blog post, it looks questionable whether we’ll even see any leftover showers from Ike’s remnants, as most of that may stay far to our south and west.
Posted by Jim Duncan