Named Storm: 'Gustav'

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  1. Named Storm: 'Gustav'

    Tropical Storm Gustav initial advisory 16:30 hrs CDT USA - 25 August 2008.

    Gustav formed from a tropical depression south of Hispaniola a short time ago. Hurricane hunter aircraft are investigating the storm, but initial indications are that it will have a northwesterly track, moving across Cuba and into the Gulf of Mexico within several days. Additional information will be provided in this thread as necessary. Use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

    http://www.weather.gov/largemap.php

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  2. HURRICANE GUSTAV Update 05:45 Hrs CDT USA 26 August 2008.

    This rapidly developing storm has already attained Hurricane Category 1 status with central winds at 88 MPH with gusting to near 100 MPH. The storm is going to be battering Haiti later today and will track to the west northwest south of Cuba for a few days. This will allow the storm to be over the warm waters for a long period of time and will produce a storm of major Hurricane levels. Our tracking software is showing a southern Gulf of Mexico involvement between Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula by late this weekend and we are monitoring this potentially dangerous situation very carefully. Persons from Florida to Texas along the Gulf Coast should be paying attention to this developing storm.

    Use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  3. Named Storm Gustav Update 04:45 Hrs CDT USA, 27 August 2008.

    The Hurricane has weakened slightly to Tropical Storm force as it encountered the mountainous terrain of Haiti. It will strengthen again in the waters between Jamaica and Cuba and will most likely attain Major Hurricane strength soon. The track projections place this serious storm in the central Gulf of Mexico Sunday into Monday, August 31 to September 01. Explosive development in the Gulf of Mexico is a high probability due to the weather and water conditons present in that area.

    Persons all along the entire US Gulf Coast are being reminded to pay strict attention to this developing storm and to be prepared to secure their residences and heed any directives early next week from local Emergency Operations Centers.

    Use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  4. Named Storm Gustav Supplementary info 06:15 Hrs CDT 28 August 2008.

    Regional and area-wide potential involvement:

    Gustav has forced the major pipeline companies to start evacuating workers from the nearly 3000 drilling platforms in the potential Gulf of Mexico strike zone. These evacuation precautions are well advised after what Ivan and Katrina did to these oil and natural gas facilities in 2004 and 2005. Not only will we all see a gas pump price increase because of the Holiday weekend, but we will see an increase in pricing from the heavy oil and gas futures trading in the stock market this Friday and into next week.

    Gustav will be approching hurricane force again and may be upgraded to Cat 1 strength within 24 to 36 hours after it moves west of Jamaica.

    Persons from the Florida Keys to the Texas-Mexico border should stay alert and tune to your local media and NOAA weather broadcast stations frequently regarding official Emergency Government and National Weather Service orders and advisories.

    We will update this area as conditions warrant. Take care and be safe.

    Use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  5. Gustav has Company Supplimental update 09:30 Hrs CDT USA 28 August 2008

    Early this morning, Tropical Depression # 8 formed in the western Atlantic. This Tropical Depression will intensify over the next couple of days and will start affecting the East Coast of the US by September 05 - 10 with increasing winds, rip currents and high surf. We are tracking this developing storm as well as Gustav and three other tropical waves of interest. There is some concern at this early date that Gustav and the intensified Tropical Depression # 8 (Possibly named Hanna) may merge in the southeastern US and create significant coastal and inland flooding into the second week of September depending upon forward movement of both storms.

    At this hour, Tropical Storm Gustav is nearly at Categiory 1 Hurricane strength again and our next update here will most likely reflect that increase. Most of the tracking models are in general agreement and we are watching these, as well as our own, very closely.

    Persons in coastal east Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and northwestern Florida should be on alert regarding Gustav. Please monitor your local Emergency Operations Centers through local media for official advisories.

    Use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  6. HURRICANE GUSTAV Update 14:30 Hrs CDT 29 August 2008.

    Gustav made Hurricane Category 1 force once again about an hour ago. It is located just southeast of the Cayman Islands and is strengthening by the hour.

    Earlier track projections which place Gustav into the Gulf of Mexico as a Major Hurricane this weekend still holds true and eventual landfall somewhere along the US Gulf Coast between northeast Texas and the Florida Panhandle on Monday or Tuesday is also still on track.

    Our next update will take place as conditions warrant. We are also tracking Tropical Storm Hanna and will update details of that storm once our track and strength projections are more defined.

    Use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  7. HURRICANE GUSTAV Update 05:00 Hrs CDT USA 30 August 2008

    Please note the header color change to RED indicating a potential threat to US life and property. Hurricane Gustav is a high Category 2 Hurricane and will most likely be a Major, Category 3 storm within hours. Central winds as reported by the Hurricane Hunter aircraft just minutes ago are at 110 MPH with gusting to near 135 MPH. This killer storm has already been responsible for nearly 100 lost lives in the Caribbean and with the development to Major status sometime today, that toll will increase as it passes near the western tip of Cuba.

    Persons from Houston, Texas, to just east of Pensacola, Florida, are at risk. The center of the tracking projections places tentative landfall near Morgan City, Louisiana, late Monday into early Tuesday. This track may change, however, so please use the links below for hourly updates concerning Hurricane Gustav's intensity, track and potential landfall locations. This is an extremely dangerous storm and everyone along the COASTAL areas mentioned above should have their properties secured, evacuation supplies ready to go and should be constantly monitoring the National Weather Service, NOAA and local media for regional updates and official orders from local government.

    We are also monitoring Tropical Storm Hanna, but since it's development is slow, we will concentrate mainly on Gustav at this time.

    Use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  8. Life Threatening Storm

    HURRICANE GUSTAV Update 05:30 Hrs CDT USA, 31 August 2008.

    A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED FOR THE NORTHERN GULF COAST FROM CAMERON LOUISIANA EASTWARD TO THE ALABAMA-FLORIDA BORDER.

    Hurricane Gustav made strong Category 4 strength on Saturday, August 30 as it moved in to the Gulf of Mexico across the western tip of Cuba. This deadly storm has started its path toward the northern Gulf Coast of the US. It's strength may fluctuate a bit as it progresses today and tomorrow, but this will be a Major Hurricane as it makes landfall later on Monday. The current projection is for landfall near Morgan City, Louisiana, but the entire Gulf Coast will be feeling the effects of this storm with a high storm surge, extreme wind driven waves, wind speeds varying between 100 and 150 MPH in places, tornadoes and up to 30 inches of rain in some areas with the resulting flooding. Those persons who reside in the WARNING AREA are under various stages of evacuation orders and should be monitoring local Government sources for details and implementing those orders immediately today. We can not stress this enough! If you are under evacuation orders, you should be on your way OUT NOW as ordered by your local Emergency Government Officials. Evacuation Routes are being shown in detail by local TV stations all across the Gulf Coast.

    Please use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings, coastal flooding potential and data.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
     
  9. HURRICANE GUSTAV UPDATE 15:30 Hrs CDT USA, 31 August 2008.

    Hurricane Gustav has increased it's forward speed to 17 MPH and is maintaining it's strength at this hour. This means that the outer bands containing winds in excess of 39 MPH sustained will start being felt along the northern Gulf Coast as far as 200 miles from the storm center within 6 to 12 hours. Hurricane force winds within 60 to 100 miles of the center of rotation will be felt shortly thereafter.

    Evacuations are progressing well in 4 states - Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

    ANY PERSONS WHO ARE IN A MANDATORY EVACUATION AREA WHO HAVE NOT DONE SO, IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO LEAVE.

    Law enforcement and local government officials in 4 states have said that anyone in a mandatory evacuation area who stays behind does so at their own peril. There will be NO rescue attempts to get you out. It is recommended for those persons who do stay behind to place a note in a waterproof bag in their inner pocket containing their name, address and next of kin so their remains can be identified and relatives notified.

    We will post additional last minute details as conditions warrant. Until then, please use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings, coastal flooding potential and data.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  10. HURRICANE GUSTAV ADVISORY 07:15 Hrs CDT USA, 01 September 2008.

    As our information suggested several days ago, Hurricane Gustav will be making landfall this morning near Morgan City, Louisiana at Catagory 3 levels. 'Landfall' in the weather community is defined as when the lowest pressure area of the storm crosses the coastline.

    Persons in southern Alabama and Mississippi have been under tornado watches and warnings for the past 6 to 8 hours along with very heavy rains and gusty winds. Hurricane spawned tornados are usually much weaker than tornados which form in the Great Plains - usually not higher than EF-1, but can devastate local areas and buildings.

    The storm surge and wave action in the northeast quadrant (upper right area) of this hurricane is being felt along the southeastern sections of Louisiana and flooding is taking place in numerous areas. Wind gusts have been monitored at 64 MPH in New Orleans and at 86 MPH in Boothville, Louisiana and trees and power lines are going down throughout the region.

    Please use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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  11. Final Named Storm Gustav Info 04:45 Hrs CDT USA, 02 September 2008.

    The coastal evacuations went very well, the areas of concern held up to the storm and the track of this system was predictable 4 days ahead of landfall. Gustav will continue to be a south central US rain event for several days and some lowlands flooding is still possible.

    This will be our final Gustav info post. Thank you for following along with the progress and effects of this significant 2008 Hurricane.

    Please use the first link below for Tropical System information and the second link below for active watches, warnings and data.

    National Hurricane Center

    Active Watch/Warnings - NOAA's National Weather Service

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    "THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory."
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