Monday, September 8, 2008

Important Anniversary and Ike Models Interesting Trend Continues

Today is the anniversary of the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900. It is the worst natural disaster in U.S. history with as many as 12,000 deaths. This storm was a Category 4 storm that swept water over most of Galveston Island, toppling and crushing homes. The fatally wounded victims who didn't drown, were killed by flying debris. This was before the island had a sea wall. Ironically, some of the homes further in on the island may have been saved by debris from the destroyed homes. It piled up, making a seawall of debris. Water also swept inland from the coast...taking more lives.

As I reported in the previous post, with each model run, the projected storm paths are further west. This is again the case with the 8 pm runs. Not one of the most popular model paths has the upper Texas coast in its path.

That being said, let's keep an eye on this anyway...landfall (on Saturday) is still a long way out and if a trough develops later in the week as some models are picking up, you just never know how this storm could turn.

I'll have more on Tuesday.

Have a good night!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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