HURRICANE IDA HEADS NORTH

2009-11-08_181012An upper level low pressure trough will move eastward causing hurricane IDA to accelerate towards to north central Gulf coast. The hurricane will encounter cooler waters and strong upper level wind shear. Upon crossing the coast between Mobile Bay and Appalachicola Tuesday morning, the upper trough will turn IDA eastward as a strong tropical storm, reaching the Atlantic coast weakened to a tropical depression by Wednesday afternoon. All Gulf coast residents, as well as south Georgia and Florida residents, are advised to monitor advisory updates and warnings, and take the necessary precautions.

What next? Computer models show varying scenarios for the remainder of the week. One of them shows the wind shear transporting the upper level energy to the mid-Atlantic coast where a strong coastal storm may develop. And we must be aware of the fact that the hurricane season will not be finished until after November 30.
Stay tuned.

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