Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Category 2 Gustav heading to Cat 3 and maybe 4

Gustav is just 6 km/h from being upgraded again, after reaching Hurricane status less than 24 hours ago.
clipped from www.bloomberg.com

Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Hurricane Gustav is forecast to make
landfall later today in Haiti and may enter the Gulf of Mexico,
home to more than a fifth of U.S. oil production.

Gustav's sustained winds strengthened to 90 miles (145
kilometers) per hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in
an advisory just before 8 a.m. Miami time. The system, located
75 miles south-southeast of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince,
was heading northwest at 9 mph.

``This time next week it will be somewhere in the Gulf,''
said Eric Wilhelm, senior meteorologist at private forecaster
AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania. ``All the
states lining the Gulf Coast of the U.S. will be on the

Gustav will probably intensify into a Category 2 hurricane
later today with winds of at least 96 mph and may develop into a
Category 3 or 4 by the end of the week, Wilhelm said.
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